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Russia. 2010 ‘Record-Keeping - Civilian Gun Registration and Tracing.’ National Report of Russia on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA), pp. 3-4. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Russia to the United Nations. 1 January

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Record-Keeping - Civilian Gun Registration and Tracing

In the interests of the law enforcement agencies and State paramilitary organizations of the Russian Federation and the law enforcement agencies of the members of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the Ministry of Internal Affairs is organizing and conducting centralized registration of missing (stolen or lost) and recovered (confiscated, found or voluntarily surrendered) firearms. This registration will be carried out with the help of the Oruzhie automated information-retrieval system. A database for lost and recovered small arms and light weapons has been created and is updated daily. Enquiries concerning weapons verification are processed on a 24-hour basis.

The Ministry of Defence and other State organizations that hold small arms and light weapons inform the Ministry of Internal Affairs of instances of theft, loss and deterioration of such weapons. Information on lost weapons is collated annually with all State paramilitary organizations.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs registers control bullets and casings of service and civilian weapons for the purpose of tracing small arms and light weapons, establishing facts about their use in the commission of crimes, determining the type, model and calibre of weapon used from bullets and casings found at the scene of the crime, and determining the particular weapon used and its owner.

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