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Russia. 2014 ‘Firearm Laws.’ National Report of the Russian Federation 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. 7-8. New York NY: Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the United Nations. 1 January

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The circulation of small arms and light weapons in the Russian Federation is governed by the following regulatory acts:

- Federal Act No. 150 of 13 December 1996 on weapons;
- Federal Act No. 79 of 29 December 1994 on State material reserves, as amended by Federal Act No. 415 of 28 December 2010 (Compendium of Laws of the Russian Federation, 1995, issue No. 1, entry No. 3);
- The Federal Act of 4 March 2008 amending article 11 of the Federal Act on weapons (Rossiyskaya Gazeta, No. 50, 7 March 2008; Parlamentskaya Gazeta, No. 17, 13 March 2008);
- Federal Act No. 3 of 7 February 2011 on the police (Compendium of Laws of the Russian Federation, 2011, issue No. 7, entry No. 910);
- Presidential Decree No. 248 of 1 March 2011 on questions relating to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, as amended by Presidential Decree No. 689 of 29 August 2013;
- Government Decision No. 1314 of 15 October 1997 approving the rules governing the circulation of combat firearms and other weapons, ammunition and cartridges for them, and edged weapons in State paramilitary organizations, as amended by Government Decision No. 1038 of 11 October 2012;
- Government Decision No. 814 of 21 July 1998 on measures to regulate the circulation of civilian and service weapons and cartridges for them in the territory of the Russian Federation, as amended by Government Decision No. 179 of 28 February 2013;
- Government Decision No. 1575 of 18 December 1997 on the procedure for the issuing of service weapons to judges by agencies of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, as amended by Government Decision No. 1267 of 6 December 2012 (Compendium of Laws of the Russian Federation, 1997, issue No. 51, entry No. 5818);
- Government Decision No. 718 of 5 December 2005 on awarding weapons to citizens of the Russian Federation, as amended by Government Decision No. 664 of 12 August 2011;
- Government Decision No. 587 of 14 August 1992 on questions of private investigation activities and private security activities, as amended by Government Decision No. 1423 of 27 December 2012 (Compendium of Acts of the President and Government of the Russian Federation, 1992, issue No. 8, entry No. 506);
- Government Decision No. 274 of 16 April 2011 approving the rules on police inspections of security units of legal entities engaged in special assignments and departmental security units, as amended by Government Decision No. 605 of 20 July 2011;
- Government Decision No. 544 of 7 July 2011 amending the rules on the circulation of civilian and service weapons and cartridges for them in the territory of the Russian Federation;
- Government Order No. 1207 of 3 August 1996 approving the list of civilian and service weapons and ammunition for them included in the State register of civilian and service weapons (Compendium of Laws of the Russian Federation, 1996, issue No. 34, entry No. 4014);
- Government Order No. 868 of 21 June 2000 on the establishment of a computerized federal inventory of civilian, service and combat firearms owned by organizations and citizens (Compendium of Laws of the Russian Federation, 2000, issue No. 27, entry No. 2855);

In accordance with the regulations on the Ministry of Internal Affairs (Presidential Decree No. 248 of 1 March 2011), and also a Presidential Decision of 6 July 2011, the Ministry of Internal Affairs is the central federal authority responsible for monitoring the circulation of all types of weapon in the territory of the Russian Federation and for the establishment of a single centralized federal database containing an inventory of rifled combat, service and civilian weapons…

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