MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday signed the law on creation of the Russian National Guard.
The document was published on the legal information portal.
22 June 2016, 13:35 GMT
In April, Putin announced the creation of the National Guard on the basis of the Russian Internal Troops and introduced to the State Duma a corresponding bill.
A new federal executive body will be engaged in the fight against terrorism and organized crime, provide legal regime of emergency and anti-terrorist operations, protect significant government facilities and special cargo, assist the Federal Security Service (FSB) in protection of the state border.