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Executive Order on Federal National Guard Service

April 5, 2016

The President has signed the Executive Order On the Federal National Guard Service of the Russian Federation.

To ensure national and public security and to protect human rights and freedoms, pursuant to Article 80 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation and pending the adoption of the relevant federal law, the President has decreed the formation of the Federal National Guard Service of the Russian Federation. The internal troops of the Russian Federation Interior Ministry shall be transformed into National Guard troops, to be part of the Federal National Guard Service of the Russian Federation.

In accordance with the Presidential Executive Order, the Federal National Guard Service of the Russian Federation will be responsible, in part, for the following tasks: participation in the protection of public order in cooperation with internal affairs agencies; participation in countering terrorism and extremism; guarding important government facilities and special cargo; assistance to the border authorities of the Federal Security Service in protecting the state border; and state control over arms turnover.

April 5, 2016