Talk:Ministry of Internal Affairs (Russia)

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Old talk[edit]

Please do not confuse "security agency" and "intelligence agency". MVD was mainly police force. No intelligence. Mikkalai 03:17, 17 Nov 2004 (UTC)

And this is not the only confusing issue. Tha author also confuses the tasks and organizational structure. OMON is not a separate police agency or even a directorate, and it's not OSNAZ or SOF. So article needs an improvement BADLY. People, let's be more professional about facts. Teenagers and kids are kindly asked to learn more and/or concentrate on eathier stuff like weapons, models, ranks and signs AlexPU

What exactly is a militioner? Lamjus 04:36, 9 November 2005 (UTC)

see Militsiya. mikka (t) 21:51, 13 December 2005 (UTC)

Border Guard[edit]

Who is in charge of border guard in Russia? In early USSR in was NKVD Border Guard. mikka (t) 21:51, 13 December 2005 (UTC)

Answer: They were independent as the Border Guard Service of Russia from 1991 to 2003 when a presidential decree by president Putin placed them under the FSB. They are now known as the Border Guard Service of the FSB.


We could do with a list of the heads of this Ministry if somebody has a source. There doesn't seem to be one elsewhere on wikipedia at the moment. 15:55, 19 September 2006 (UTC)

Alert: Image nominated for deletion[edit]

Please be aware that the image of the Russian militsiya on parade, [1], has been nominated for deletion from Wikipedia here: Wikipedia:Images_and_media_for_deletion/2007_August_24#Image:Militsya on parade.jpg. All are encouraged to (a) participate in the discussion there, (b) improve the article so the value of the image to it is clearer, and/or (c) search for or create a free image of comparable quality.—DCGeist 03:13, 25 August 2007 (UTC)

Confusing history.[edit]

Trying to understand the compositional / structural history of the the MVD is very difficult and confusing. This article does not seem to be consistent with or complementary to the KGB and NKVD articles in this regard, for example. Peet Ern (talk) 07:37, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

KGB is not a special body of executive power that was sometimes part of MVD, but always as an autonomous and often independent agency. NKVD is an obsolete form of MVD when ministries were known as people's commissariats (narodnye kommissariaty). Aleksandr Grigoryev (talk) 14:15, 16 February 2013 (UTC)

Name of the migration service[edit]

Is FMS the same as UFMS ? Apokrif (talk) 11:44, 14 April 2010 (UTC)


Can someone make sure that those weapons as the FN F2000, T.A.R.21, MP5K, Franchi SPAS-12, and the Heckler & Koch USP are used by the MVD? I highly doubt they are used by them and looks like who ever wrote the weapon section is made by some MW2 fan who got his "information" from the game. Thanks. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:25, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

The Makarov pistol should be added to the weapons list. It is ubiquitous in all armed services of the Russian Federation. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:12, 3 April 2011 (UTC)

Article Requires Complete Revision[edit]

So according to this article, Russia has had only one (1) government since 1800? It's an interesting premise, but according to most people with some knowledge of history (no matter how small), this cannot actually be true. If a new government is formed, particularly that of a different form of government, then despite the commonality of a generic name that is used for each type of government, it cannot be categorized as the same continuous entity. This article requires a complete revision, so that it can meet the most minimal standards of human organization and understanding - otherwise, this article is virtually useless... To say that the Ministry of Internal Affairs is the same as, and a continuation of Alexander

Stevenmitchell (talk) 17:07, 31 March 2012 (UTC)


The link to the police group Kobalt leads to an article about a comic strip. (talk) 11:17, 1 September 2012 (UTC)

Possible copyright problem[edit]

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Substantial material was copied from an article by Gordon Bennett, searchable through google, entitled 'The Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation' (Conflict Studies Centre, 2000). --Mkativerata (talk) 20:08, 4 September 2014 (UTC)