Bid Book » Book3 » Security » Risk Analysis
The respective federal and municipal services, as well as specialpurpose institutions and agencies continuously monitor the security situation with regard to various risks that may pose a serious threat to the Russian State and society. This ongoing evaluation includes the majority of risks under consideration in connection with staging the Olympic Games in Moscow. The required brief analysis of the situation is given below.
Regardless of the location where a fire may break out, it is one of the major risks that any large and densely populated city faces. Accordingly, the aforesaid is fully applicable to Moscow. However, the city fire authorities make all the necessary efforts to decrease the fire rate, and to reduce the casualty and damage indices concerned. The forecast for the forthcoming 5 years period envisages some 25-30% reduction in the city fire rate. It should be noted that there is a fire department in each of the10 administrative districts of Moscow. The departments comprise sufficient number of fire stations each provided with all necessary vehicles, equipment and appliances and highly professional personnel. In addition, the Moscow fire garrison has 5 specialpurpose brigades responsible for a number of particularly important and fire-hazardous sites of the city. Current staff and technical resources of the fire services fully cover appropriate city’s needs.
Intrusion into Olympic facilities
Both the police authorities and Moscow OCOG will make Olympic security a point of special concern. All competition and non-competition venues will have around-the-clock patrols and video surveillance, rigorous access control applied to all visitors and vehicles, and a fully prepared and available security and technical support reserve staff. Special discrete measures will also be utilized.
Moscow has extensive experience in security implementation at sports, cultural and other events of national and international scale. Our exceptionally thorough approach regarding the Olympic security concept will enable us to minimize risks of intrusion into the facilities. •Civil disobedience Public demonstrations and other similar gatherings are legal in Russia, yet require obtaining appropriate permission for the participants to legally assemble within specified guidelines. These measures ensure our citizens’ right to express their opinions while at the same time maintaining a sense of public order and law. In this regard, Moscow 2012 can guarantee proper public order in connection with such a risk.
According to the city police authorities, the crime expectancy rate and its importance for the Olympic Family and numerous visitors during the Games will be reduced to a minimum by means of a special system of measures. These measures will include increased police staffing on duty, additional secret services deployment, and greater integration of all security forces involved.
Technological risks to services essential to the Olympic Games
The technological risks related to the Games will be marginalised by using the most advanced know-how and equipment, implementing special training programmes for technical, engineering and service staff, as well as through applying up-to-date built-in security control systems.
Moscow telecommunications infrastructure and other high-tech segments of the city’s economy experience a booming period (see Theme 15, «Technology»). Accordingly, the capacities and reliability of various systems and networks are constantly upgrading. Spesial security planning will be in force to protect the power infrastructure, water supply system and all essential city services.
The federal and municipal authorities have consistently implemented a policy to improve the traffic situation in Moscow, reduce the road accident rate, and refine traffic management. The city’s transportation system is rapidly expanded and updated (see Theme 14, «Transport») thus facilitating the above problems solution. Furthermore, a special Olympic Transport Plan, designed to exclude any traffic-related complications for the Games’ participants and guests, is being developed.
Multiyear monitoring indicates that natural disasters are quite rare in Moscow. Moreover, the geographic and climatic features of the Moscow area virtually exclude any risks of most hazards concerned.
The likelihood of other emergencies in Moscow is estimated as minimal. It should be stressed that Moscow has a stable and safe radiation level. Its thorough control is exercised in an ongoing manner and includes the entire city (see Theme 5, «Environment and Meteorology»).
Major traffic accidents, including in tunnels
As noted before, the official policy has consistently focused on reducing the road accident rate. This gives positive results which include major traffic accidents, including in tunnels. To date, the risks of their occurrence in Moscow are estimated as minimum.