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Rosgvardiya. A Special-purpose Force
Rosgvardiya. A Special-purpose Force

Author(s): Jolanta Darczewska
Subject(s): Government/Political systems, Security and defense, Military policy
Published by: OSW Ośrodek Studiów Wschodnich im. Marka Karpia
Keywords: National Guard of the Russian Federation; Rosgvardiya; military organisation; Russian security sector;
Summary/Abstract: The creation of the National Guard of the Russian Federation (FSVNG) follows a long tradition of the Russian security services. Periodic reorganisations involving changes of names, structures and leaders to ‘reset’ the service in question have been an important element of this tradition. In contrast to the more radical changes that happened in the past, the creation of the FSVNG, or Rosgvardiya (the short name also appears in official documents) was an evolutionary process1, announced many years earlier as part of the efforts to modernise the internal troops and improve their efficiency. The provisions of the relevant federal bill and the presidential decrees governing the operations of the new service, as well as the information campaign that accompanied its creation, suggested the reform would be technical. Rosgvardiya’s statutory tasks do not differ much from the tasks of the Internal Troops and the police formations that were incorporated into it.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-65827-50-0
  • Page Count: 70
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: English
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