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Russia. 2014 ‘Collection and Disposal.’ 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. 10. New York NY: Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the United Nations. 1 January
Following departmental instructions, checks are regularly conducted in the Russian Federation to identify any stocks of small arms and light weapons surplus to the needs of the Armed Forces and State paramilitary organizations. Such surplus stocks are taken out of service and placed in secure storage. Subsequently, they may be exported in accordance with the law or destroyed.
Illegal small arms and light weapons that have been withdrawn (confiscated or collected) by the internal affairs agencies are generally destroyed once the relevant criminal cases are settled, regardless of whether they are technically serviceable. The destruction of small arms and light weapons is carried out in accordance with departmental regulations.
The recycling of surplus and obsolete stocks of small arms and light weapons in the Russian Federation is carried out only by the industrial enterprises that originally manufactured them or carried out major repairs on them. The recycling of small arms and light weapons takes into account the production capacities and the relevant licences of these companies, depending on the technical processes used, and there is no re-use of weapons or their component parts for their original purpose…
It should be noted that, over the period 2010-2013, the Russian Federation recycled over 2.8 million items of surplus or obsolete firearms…