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Russia. 2010 ‘Record-keeping - State-Owned Firearm Records Keeping.’ 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), p. 3. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Russia to the United Nations. 1 January

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Record-keeping - State-Owned Firearm Records Keeping

Provision is made for the Armed Forces, internal affairs agencies, units of the interior ministry forces and State paramilitary organizations to keep special documentation recording each issuance of weapons and ammunition. Small arms and light weapons are recorded in a special register which indicates their movement and presence in warehouses and in each unit. In addition, number-based records of small arms and light weapons are kept for each unit (commander). Small arms and light weapons assigned to commanders are registered on their service record sheets (identity cards) with an indication of the model, series, weapon number and issue date. Storing an unassigned weapon is strictly prohibited.

The Ministry of Defence has completed work on organizing number-based records for small arms that are continuously updated. Number-based records are used for 100 per cent of man-portable air defence and anti-tank missile systems.

In order to upgrade the record-keeping system for small arms and light weapons, the Ministry of Defence has organized the prompt filing of documents concerning trade in small arms and light weapons, man-portable air defence systems and anti-tank missile systems and their components, ammunition, explosive substances and explosive devices.

Work is under way to upgrade the existing database for the number-based small arms records system, which was based on the Armed Forces mobile operating system.

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