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Russia. 2010 ‘National Marking Practices.’ 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. 1. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Russia to the United Nations. 1 January

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National Marking Practices

A unique system of marking small arms and light weapons is used in the Russian Federation, making it possible to identify any small arm or light weapon from the time it is manufactured until it is recycled.

The need to mark every small arm and light weapon is laid down in Federal Act No. 150 of 13 December 1996 on weapons…

The manufacture of unmarked weapons in the Russian Federation is prohibited and is prosecuted in accordance with the procedure established by national legislation. In this connection, trading in and storage of unmarked small arms and light weapons in the territory of the Russian Federation are also prohibited. Such weapons are considered illegal and are destroyed or properly marked.

The marking of military small arms and light weapons differs from the marking of civilian and service firearms…

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