Russians have trust issues with police

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Having studied foreign literature and worked as a schoolteacher, Yekaterina made a drastic career change four years ago: She became a cop.

Inspired by her brother, a Moscow homicide detective, she was full of idealism when she joined the force.

“I came here to fight for justice,” Yekaterina, 26, said in a recent interview during her night shift at a local precinct.

These days, however, Yekaterina, a police detective in northern Moscow, prefers to hide what she does for a living. When she heads home at night, she dons a jacket to conceal her police uniform.

“I don’t want to hear people talking about how corrupt we are,” she said.

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