In an article about Putin's business trips, this passage appeared:
For security reasons during presidential trips across Russia the license plate is not placed on the front of the vehicle. As a result, when several identical vehicles pass by, the onlooker cannot tell them apart. The back room is needed for guiding the security personnel. This tradition has been in place since the time of Joseph Stalin. During foreign trips much depends on how the host country is willing to receive the delegation.
What can back room mean here? I found this dictionary entry, but it doesn't make sense in the sentence for me. And what does this sentence mean altogether?
If you want more context, here is the full article.
Thank you in advance for your answers!
Thanks to everybody! We found the original Russian text that this translation was made from. And indeed, ends up they translated "back number plate" as "back door", so the back number is kept there for the security guys, and it has nothing to do with security and conspiracy altogether. So, lost in translation again... Thanks for your help anyway!