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Russian Becomes Vice President of INTERPOL

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Alexander Prokopchuk has become the first Russian vice president of INTERPOL, according to an announcement from the international police organization's official Twitter account. The RIA Novosti news agency reported that 127 delegates voted for Prokopchuk, 10 against, and eight abstained. 

"In the context of our ever-changing world, where there new global threats arise, I am fully aware how important it is for INTERPOL to continue to be a few steps ahead, and I intend to do everything in my power to help INTERPOL realize its full potential," Prokopchuk said. 

Major General Alexander Prokopchuk has worked for Russia's Interior Ministry since 2003. 

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