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Russia. 2014 ‘Transit.’ 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), p. 5. New York NY: Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the United Nations. 1 January
The transit of small arms and light weapons is governed by the regulations on the transit of arms, military equipment and military stores through the territory of the Russian Federation, approved by Government Decision No. 306 of 8 April 2000 (Compendium of Laws of the Russian Federation, 2000, issue No. 16, entry No. 1702).
Transit may be effected by any means of transport with authorization from the Federal Customs Service in agreement with the Russian departments concerned, including the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Federal Security Service (para. 2 of the Decision).
Small arms and light weapons are subject to border and customs control and formalities while in transit through the territory of the Russian Federation (para. 3 of the regulations).
Aircraft carrying small arms and light weapons may not cross the territory of the Russian Federation without landing for border and customs formalities (para. 3 of the regulations).
Small arms and light weapons in transit through the territory of the Russian Federation are provided with physical protection in accordance with Russian legislation (para. 10 of the regulations) and with Government Decision No. 219 of 28 March 2008 on the procedure for surface transit through the territory of the Russian Federation of arms, military equipment and military assets being sent to the International Security Assistance Force in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (Compendium of Laws of the Russian Federation, 2008, issue No. 13, entry No. 1317).