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Article Contents
1 Introduction
2 Observational data
3 The energy and particle outputs in emitting particles
4 Processes of particle acceleration in the galactic ridge
5 Number of accelerated particles
6 Chemical composition of the accelerated particles
7 Spatial distribution of the subrelativistic particles in the galaxy
8 Bremsstrahlung X-ray emission from the ridge
9 Proton bremsstrahlung origin of the ridge X-rays
10 Electron bremsstrahlung origin of the ridge X-rays
11 Ionization of the interstellar medium by subrelativistic particles
12 Conclusions

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