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Ministry of Internal Affairs (Crimea)

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Министерство внутренних дел по Республике Крым
Міністерство внутрішніх справ по Республіці Крим
Crimea's Interior Ministry
Common nameCrimean Police
AbbreviationМВД Крыма
by serving Russia, we serve the law
Agency overview
FormedApril 9, 1921 as Militsiya
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdictionRUS
Map of Министерство внутренних дел по Республике Крым's jurisdiction
Size26,100 km2 (10,100 sq mi)
Legal jurisdictionRepublic of Crimea
Governing bodyMVD
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters10 Pushkin Street, Simferopol
Appointment by State Council of Crimea responsible
  • April 4

The Ministry of Interior in the Republic of Crimea (Russian: МВД по Республике Крым; Ukrainian: Міністерство внутрішніх справ по Республіці Крим; Crimean Tatar: Qırım içki işler nazirligi) is de facto the main police authority in Crimea in the Southern Federal District that was established by Russia after the 2014 Russian annexation of Crimea. Crimea is recognized as part of Ukraine by most of the international community.[nb 1]

The current minister is Sergey Abisov (Since March 1, 2014). The Ministry's Headquarters is located in Simferopol, 4 Khmelnisky B. street.

Main functions[edit]

  • Ensuring of protection of the human rights and freedom;
  • Organization of prevention, reveal, suppression and investigation of crime, prevention and suppression of administrative delinquency
  • Ensuring of public order protection in Crimea
  • Ensuring of road safety in Crimea
  • Organization and control for turnover of civil and staff weapon, explosives in Crimea
  • Organization and control for non-governmental (private) security and detective work in Crimea
  • Organization of property protection of physical and juridical parties by the agreements
  • Management of subordinate interior bodies, subdivisions and organizations
  • Operation of the Berkut (special police force)


The first independent law enforcement body in Crimea was formed on April 9, 1921 with the establishment of The Extraordinary Commission of Crimean Oblast (Крымская областная Чрезвычайная комиссия) by decree No. 332 of the Revolutionary Committee of Crimea.

After the formation of Soviet Militsiya, the commission was called as Crimean Militsiya (Крыммилиция) and officially began to be named as Main Republic's Militsiya. Om March 4, 1922 the Extraordinary Commission of Crimean Oblast (local Cheka) was renamed as Crimean Political Directorate (Крымское Политуправление) with 390 officers.

In 1922 all the policing bodies in Crimea became part of the NKVD of Crimean Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (Управление НКВД СССР по Крымской АССР).

In March 1946 (as part of the governmental reforms) the NKVD was renamed to Ministry for Internal Affairs (УМВД Крымской области). In November 1962 the Ministry was renamed as Directorate for Public Order (Управление охраны общественного порядка, УООП Крыма) and shortly after it became Directorate for Internal Affairs under the Executive Committee of Crimea (Управление внутренних дел Крымоблисполкома).

After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the Crimean Interior Ministry re-organized in May 1994 as Crimea's Main Directorate for Internal Affairs of Autonomous Republic of Crimea (ГУМВД Украины в АР Крым).

In March 2014 the Main Directorate has become the Ministry for Internal Affairs of the Republic of Crimea and was re-organized as part of Russian Policing system.

Heads of Police and Ministers[4][edit]

Chief of Police[edit]

  • Ludwig Tsyntsar (November 1921 – January 1924)
  • Yan Laubets (1924)
  • Tishe Lordkipanidze (1935–1937)
  • N. Smirnov (1942)


  • A. Kalinin (1947–1951)
  • Vasily Pogorelo (1951–1952)
  • Victor Kolesnikov (1952–1953)
  • Andrei Ryzhikov (1953–1964)
  • Vitaly Zacharov (1964–1972)
  • Anatoly Zhorich (1972–1985)
  • Phillip Rusnak (1985–1991)
  • Nikolay Gamiev
  • Gennady Moskal
  • Yuri Seleznev
  • Nikolay Palamarchuk
  • Vladimir Khomenko (2005–2007)
  • Nikolay Ilychev (2007)
  • Anatoly Mohilev (2007–2009)
  • G. Moskal (2009–2010)
  • Alexander Proslov (2010–2011)
  • Sergey Reznikov (2011–2012)
  • Mikhail Slepanev (2012–2014)
  • Sergey Abisov (2014–present)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Since the 2014 Crimean crisis, the status of the Crimea and of the city of Sevastopol is under dispute between Russia and Ukraine; Ukraine and the majority of the international community considers the Crimea and Sevastopol an integral part of Ukraine, while Russia, on the other hand, considers the Crimea and Sevastopol an integral part of Russia.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ Gutterman, Steve (18 March 2014). "Putin signs Crimea treaty, will not seize other Ukraine regions". Reuters.com. Retrieved 26 March 2014.
  2. ^ Ukraine crisis timeline, BBC News
  3. ^ UN General Assembly adopts resolution affirming Ukraine's territorial integrity Archived 2018-03-04 at the Wayback Machine, China Central Television (28 March 2014)
  4. ^ "List of Crimean Interior Ministries". Archived from the original on 2014-04-07.

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