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MOSCOW, April 5. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has instructed the National Guard troops to combat terrorism, protect public order and guard important state facilities.
The Russian Federal Service of National Guard troops is tasked with "participation, together with Russia’s internal affairs bodies, in enforcement of public order, maintenance of public security and emergency rule, participation in the fight against international terrorism and ensuring the legal regime of counter-terrorism operation, participation in the fight against extremism," says the relevant presidential decree posted on the Kremlin’s website.
Besides, the National Guard will be involved "in the territorial defense of the Russian Federation, protection of important state facilities and special cargo in accordance with the list approved by the government of the Russian Federation, render assistance to the border authorities of the Federal Security Service in protecting the state border of the Russian Federation."
The National Guard will also be tasked with "the implementation of the federal state control (supervision) of observance of the legislation of the Russian Federation in the field of arms trafficking and in the field of private security and extradepartamental security services."