Republican Guard (Kazakhstan)

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Republican Guard of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Emblem of the Republican Guard of Kazakhstan.gif
Active March 16, 1992
Country Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
Allegiance President of the Republic of Kazakhstan [2]
Branch State Security Service of Kazakhstan
Size c. 2,000
Anniversaries 16 March (Day of the Republican Guard[1])
Website Official site of the Republican Guard of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Commanders
Current
commander
Lieutenant General Mukhtar Ayubaev

The Republican Guard of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Kazakh: Қазақстан Республикасының Республикалық ұланы; Russian: Республиканская гвардия Республики Казахстана) is one of the branches of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan, along with Land Forces, Naval Forces, Air Defense Forces and the Border Guards. The Republican Guard is designed for protection and defense of residence of the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev in Almaty and Astana.

The Republican Guard was established on March 16, 1992, when the President of Kazakhstan signed a decree on their creation.Thus, the Day of the Republican Guard has been set as March 16.[2] The Republican Guard was established on the basis of a separate brigade of operational designation of the Internal Troops deployed in the village of Ak Zhar, Kaskelen district of Almaty region. On April 21, 2014, Republican Guard and the Presidential Security Service were merged to form the State Security Service of Kazakhstan.[3] The brigades can be compared to a reduced motor rifle regiment (BTR) of the Soviet Army, but without the artillery and tank battalions. In addition to line units, each brigade has a Special Purpose Company (RDA, Russian: рота специального назначения). This company receives training according to the training program of Army reconnaissance units. Furthermore, the members of the RDA companies are trained in hand-to-hand combat, as well as airborne operations.[4]

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The Republican Guard is one of the most combat-ready units of the Armed Forces. The Republican Guard is composed of:

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