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The draft law "On Private Military Security Companies" (PMSC) was submitted to the State Duma on October 22 by the Deputy from "Fair Russia" Gennady Nosovko. "Russia has long been able to make money by providing military companies with services to protect strategic facilities, VIPs, embassies, ship escorts - this is a range of services provided by many companies, for example, from the UK, America. According to various estimates, the capacity of this market was $ 200-350 billion. Russia could get some of this money, "Gennady Nosovko told the Deneg correspondent.

According to the draft law, PMSC is defined as a legal entity licensed by the FSB, providing relevant services to the state, individuals and legal entities on a contractual basis. Functions of PMSC are divided into military, security and consulting. The military attributed mine clearance, armed escort of sea vessels, as well as mediation and alternative resolution of armed conflicts outside the Russian Federation. The second group of services consists of security and escort of convoys, convoys and ships, inspection and identification of cargo. Consulting includes the training of personnel of the security forces, the assessment of the security of the facility, the work of military translators and consulting. PMSC is prohibited to carry out activities aimed at overthrowing governments or undermining constitutional order, undermining the territorial integrity of the state, seizing foreign territory. The main and fundamental difference between PMSCs and ordinary PSCs is that the license will provide the right to officially act outside the Russian Federation (with the consent, of course, of another state).

According to Gennady Nosovko, he began working on the idea of ​​a law on PMSCs back in 2012, after MP Alexei Mitrofanov expressed it, and then Prime Minister Vladimir Putin supported it. “This initiative is in no way connected with the war in Ukraine,” explains Gennady Nosovko. “The draft law implies that even under a contract with a non-state customer, the Russian PMSC will not be able to work in a foreign country without permission from the government of the foreign state itself. I can’t even imagine that the government of Ukraine will hire or allow to hire a military company from Russia. Another thing might not have been this situation in Ukraine if we already had private military companies operating at the time of the crisis lstva Yanukovych - not being confident in his army, they could conclude an agreement with the Russian PMSCs. "

Foreign Guard Legion

The first clients of Russian PMSCs in theory should be large Russian companies that need to protect their facilities, vehicles and equipment abroad. As Gennady Nosovko noted, now such structures as Transneft or Gazprom, apparently, pay some foreign structures. The "money" sent a request to Gazprom and a number of other enterprises to find out by what forces their foreign objects are guarded. But it seems that this topic is so delicate that the answer (very low-key) came only from the gold mining company Nordgold, which has sites in Africa: "Nordgold has its own personnel to guard enterprises in Burkina Faso and French Guiana." The issue of security in Burkina Faso is by no means idle: the last time there has been restless, on October 30 there was a military coup.

According to the expert, the head of one of the largest Russian security agencies, who wished to remain anonymous, the scheme of organizing the protection of foreign industries is usually this: an agreement is concluded with a division of the local military security structure, which is completely reassigned to full-time security personnel of the client company. However, often imported and endowed weapons Russian citizens, of course, with the permission of the country's authorities, who are ready to meet the needs of the enterprise-investor. According to a source close to the LUKOIL security service, in 2012, its LUKOIL Overseas division in Iraq used the British firm to protect the West Qurna-2 field. The salary of the employees of this company, he said, was issued at the rate of £ 1 thousand per person per day.

There are also specialized Russian companies that provide services abroad, but so far, in the absence of a law, they are forced to conduct overseas contracts through firms registered in other countries. For example, RSB-groups is positioned as a Russian private military company. In the list of her proposals, among other things, are sea and land operations. In addition to the Moscow office, RSB-Group has an office in Senegal (it oversees West Africa and the Middle East), and has representative offices in Sri Lanka, Turkey, Germany and Cyprus.

According to Oleg Krinitsyn, General Director of RSB-group, his company provides military services abroad from 2011. “What is not prohibited is allowed,” says Krinitsyn. “RSB has security companies with weapon licenses registered outside of Russia. And Russian RSB employees work abroad in accordance with the legislation and the requirements of the state of our security groups. Semi-automatic weapons are used caliber 7,62 mm, 5,56 mm, body armor, thermal imagers, night vision devices, satellite communications, if necessary, we can use UAVs. "

One of the first foreign operations of RSB-groups is the protection of ships in the Gulf of Aden from Somali pirates. Krinitsyn does not name any specific customers, he only indicates that they are Russian companies from the EU countries, as well as from Southeast Asia and Africa.

Private military companies can challenge national armies of some countries.

Private Military Company
Staff Turnover ($
Country Number
military service
($ million)
DynCorp International (USA) 25 000 3 700 Austria 23 000 3160
Academi Holdings (previously
Blackwater and Xe Services; USA) 20 000 800 Finland 22 000 3596
Aegis Defense Services
(Великобритания) 3 500 96 Латвия 5 000 259
Northbridge services group
(Dominican Republic) 2 000 51 Guyana 1 000 31
Sources:; company reports; media ratings; The Military Balance 2013.

From the amount to the prison

On October 24, 2014, Russia was first sentenced under article 359 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation - mercenarism. The leaders of Hong Kong-registered Slavonic Corps ("Slavic Corps") Vadim Gusev and Evgeny Sidorov received three years each for the recruitment and use of Russian mercenaries in the armed conflict in Syria. The Slavic Corps was there under a tripartite contract in which the Syrian Ministry of Energy and a certain energy company acted as two other parties. It was assumed that the Russians (more than 250 people) will protect oil fields in the area of ​​the city of Deir ez-Zor. Doubts in accordance with the real tasks stated by the fighters arose after the issue of weapons: in addition to machine guns, the fighters received machine guns, grenade launchers, anti-aircraft mounts, mortars, Tanks and BMP. The technique was 1950-1960, but in working condition, and for security functions it seemed somewhat redundant. According to the fighters, the leaders of Slavonic Corps planned to bring the number of corps to 2 thousand people. During the march from the training camp to the place where tasks were completed, the convoy was forced to engage in battle with units of the Islamic State. In Russia, FSB officers met mercenaries right at the airport. A criminal case was instituted against the leaders of Slavonic Corps, and ordinary soldiers (half of them are Kuban Cossacks) went through the case as witnesses.

Today, if you type in "how much they pay" on Google, the hints of the most popular queries pop up in the following order: "at McDonalds," "donors," and "militiamen." As we see, our citizens are not averse to war for money. If we talk about those who are fighting in Ukraine on the side of Novorossia, the data on their incomes are very contradictory. There are rumors about one-time payments for the "trip to the Donbass" - from 150 thousand to 400 thousand rubles. However, Oleg Krinitsyn believes that these figures are greatly overestimated: “Militiamen and volunteers in the Donbas are fighting for the whole idea. Of course, they, like everyone, need to support their families, pay loans, buy food for themselves ... They are not public security and some money in the amount of 25-40 thousand rubles a month, but this is not wages, this is money for family life, it’s no secret that someone took leave at his own expense, but someone he quit his job and came to Donbass to help his brothers from Novorossiya. "

In the private army of the governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region Igor Kolomoisky, according to Forbes, salaries are higher - from $ 1260 per month. In the "army Kolomoisky" two battalions of special forces - "Dnepr-1" and "Dnepr-2", as well as two battalions of territorial defense. However, formally, the territorial defense battalions are under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, and Dnepr-1 and Dnepr-2 are the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

In the same place where professionals with special training are required, and not just a course of a young volunteer, they pay even more. “Employees of US private military companies in Iraq were paid $ 300 per day in the green zone in Baghdad, in the field, outside the green zone, $ 500, while protecting the convoy, the columns, $ 800. Our employees receive on average, $ 150-200 per day, plus insurance for $ 250 thousand, plus all logistics, weapons, ammunition, equipment and equipment at the company's expense, "says Oleg Krinitsyn.

High pay in hot spots is caused not only by military risks, but also by health risks — the likelihood of catching Ebola, Dengue fever and a bunch of exotic diseases. And, of course, the risk of breaking the fragile line separating the concept of protection from "mercenary", "illegal possession and use of weapons", and "exceeding self-defense measures." Whether a private army soldier will be considered a mercenary depends on the tasks he performs: if they are purely security, not attacking, then, according to Oleg Krinitsyn, he has no problems with the law. "It is important that he was in the country legally and that he had the weapon in his hands in accordance with the law of the host country. The security company that invited him to work is responsible for this," adds Krinitsyn. any of the parties in a state, not being its citizen, then naturally will be accused and brought under many criminal clauses. "

The impolite people

According to Oleg Krinitsyn, if the law on PMSC is adopted, by and large, nothing fundamentally new will come to this sphere: “The Russian future PMSCs were late for this market on 40-50. It’s very difficult to win a place under the sun, and without the support of their state. In our case, the state is in no hurry to expand its political and physical influence abroad. And the license itself will not do anything - it will be recognized only in Russia. Those who need it have been working for a long time without this law. now is the time I am local wars - this is a field for PMSCs, but in a pure form, PSTCs, as they exist in the West, are impossible in Russia, as a result we can only have some sluggish monopoly structure a la FSUE Okhrana. " Theoretically, the adoption of the law will remove the long-standing, starting with Vietnam and Korea, the problem of legalizing the participation of regular units in foreign wars: the place of unidentified "polite people" sent to help one or another of the Allied friends, will be taken by employees of legitimate PMSCs.

The explanatory note to the draft law on PMSC states that in connection with the reform of the armed forces and the reduction of personnel, the establishment of private military security companies will open employment opportunities for former military personnel. If the law is not adopted, it "will lead to the washing out of military specialists from the country and the military lag of the Russian Federation from the world level."

"We have a lot of specialists being fired due to the reduction of the army, the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The military, who no longer knows how, is recruited by companies, including foreign ones, that can go against the interests of our state. In Russia, unclaimed specialists with military experience now amount to 1 million the person ", - the deputy Nosovko makes comments.

After the end of the conflict in Ukraine, obviously, there will be even more such people. It is also well known that in Russia there is neither a working system of psychological rehabilitation for those who returned from wars, nor a system for their employment. Last week, for example, they called the alleged murderers of two traffic police officers in the Solnechnogorsky district of the Moscow region - according to the investigation, these were volunteers from Donbass who arrived on vacation.

The largest military companies

More and more states are trying to shift some of the security functions to business. Moreover, military operations are in private hands.

The first private military companies (PMCs, or PMC, Private Military Company) of the modern type appeared at the end of the 1980s. The global market for military services formed in 1990 after the end of the Cold War. His rise is associated with the tendency to reduce and professionalize the armed forces and the intention to transfer the maximum core functions to outsourcing. PMCs exist in the context of a large-scale phenomenon known as “security privatization”. In many countries of the world, the state’s monopoly on legitimate violence is eroded by attracting private players to the sector.

The global market for security services grew from 2007 to 2014 in the year from $ 138,6 billion to $ 218,4 billion. The main share belongs to multidisciplinary private military security companies (PMSC) and private security companies (Private Security Company, PSC, analogue of Russian chop). The leading player in this market is the British multi-disciplinary holding G4S (securities of the company are traded on the London Stock Exchange). He has an annual turnover of $ 12,3 billion and is the second private employer in the world after the Wal-Mart retail chain. G4S employs 620 thousand people in 120 countries.

A powerful impetus to the PMC industry was reported by the US military campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq. The number of contracted personnel (civilian and military) in Iraq in 2007-2008 exceeded 150 thousand people. At the beginning of 2013, there were 108 in Thousands of people involved in Afghanistan, including 18 in thousands of PMCs; at the same time, the number of US military personnel was 67,5 thousand. In total, the Pentagon spent $ 2007 billion on private contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan from 160. The largest global players in private military business have mastered the contracts. In terms of the number of personnel and the cost of providing it, these enterprises are comparable to many national armies (see table).

DynCorp International (USA) was founded in 1946 year. In 2010, Cerberus Capital Management bought American DynCorp for $ 1,5 billion. According to a report of the US Military Contracts Committee, the company received $ 7,4 billion from $ 139,2 billion allocated by the US budget in Iraq and Afghanistan for 2002-2011. . In particular, DynCorp provided security for Afghan President Hamid Karzai, and was responsible for the police training and education program, as well as the construction of military bases and logistics.

Academi Holdings (USA) was established in 1997 year. She previously worked under the Blackwater and Xe Services brands. The company received scandalous fame in 2007 year because of the shooting of civilians in Iraq by employees. Since 2003, Academi has been involved in the security of US diplomatic missions and infrastructure facilities in Iraq and Afghanistan. The total amount of completed government contracts is estimated at $ 1,4 billion. In June 2014, Academi merged with another well-known US PMC Triple Canopi into the holding Constellis Group.

Aegis Defense Services (UK) opened in 2002. In 2004, the company signed several life-cycle contracts for the maintenance and security of Iraq’s reconstruction projects, by which, by 2011, it earned at least $ 1 billion. In 2011, the US State Department entered into a contract with the company for $ 497 million to guard the American embassy in Kabul . Aegis Defense Services' largest private clients are oil companies operating in Africa.

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  1. Denis
    Denis 16 November 2014 07: 11
    the right to officially act outside the Russian Federation (with the consent, of course, of another state)
    What kind of nonsense? These Duma parasites are perverted as much as they can, but already and how they can’t. Who should ask if the Kurds consider themselves state-owned, only occupied. And Islamic calls it that.
    Security is security, it’s different. And if you want to fight, go as a tourist to that country and it’s already determined
    And then it’s not far to Kolomoyshi’s own army
    1. svoi
      svoi 16 November 2014 09: 26
      Imagine a Russian corporation with an interest in mining something, in some unstable African country, where there are several "legitimate" leaders. How can she argue her point of view, in front of a foreign corporation that has a certain military contingent and supports a different leader, you cannot use the RF Armed Forces here.
      1. s1н7т
        s1н7т 16 November 2014 11: 47
        Quote: svoi
        Imagine a Russian corporation with an interest in mining something, in some unstable African country, where there are several "legitimate" leaders. How can she argue her point of view, in front of a foreign corporation that has a certain military contingent and supports a different leader, you cannot use the RF Armed Forces here.

        These are business risks of a private corporation, what does the state have to do with it?
        1. svoi
          svoi 16 November 2014 16: 04
          The state should take into account the interests of its corporations, especially in this case it does not protect private corporations, but allows them to protect their interests legally.
        2. APASUS
          APASUS 16 November 2014 20: 31
          Quote: c1n7
          Quote: svoi
          Imagine a Russian corporation with an interest in mining something, in some unstable African country, where there are several "legitimate" leaders. How can she argue her point of view, in front of a foreign corporation that has a certain military contingent and supports a different leader, you cannot use the RF Armed Forces here.

          These are business risks of a private corporation, what does the state have to do with it?

          And the state is a customer, since it is impossible to use the armed forces to solve the problem.
          Take Ukraine.
          Poles, Germans, Americans almost openly take part in the conflict ............. but at the level of PMCs.
      2. 17 November 2014 23: 49
        Quote: svoi
        How can she argue her point of view, before the foreign corporation, which has a certain military contingent and supports a different leader, the RF Armed Forces will not be involved here.

        Why isn’t the RF Armed Forces involved?
        In Africa, whites with weapons are not welcome at all. Pay grandmothers to some local large military commander and he will solve your problems. The times of Bob Denard are in the past.

        In general, I am not opposed to PMCs, but your arguments are not consistent with reality.
    2. Tommygun
      Tommygun 16 November 2014 18: 52
      For starters, it would be nice to pass a normal gun law.
      And then the army is already creating, and a pistol (and even a knife) to buy nizya))
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 16 November 2014 21: 57
        Quote: Tommygun
        For starters, it would be nice to pass a normal gun law.
        And then the army is already creating, and a pistol (and even a knife) to buy nizya))

        By signing the law on weapons, the state signs that it itself is not able to restore order and transfers its responsibility to the citizens themselves.
        First, it’s better to put things in order and then weapons to anyone you want to sell, even MLRS.
  2. Glowworm
    Glowworm 16 November 2014 07: 33
    Precisely - nonsense. That is, if I (if I have the funds) distribute 100 trunks to guys and supposedly begin to cover up my business - it will be illegal gang formation with all the ensuing consequences. And if I register them, then this is already a private army and I wanted to spit on the political problems of the state - I want to and go to war on anyone.
    1. Denis
      Denis 16 November 2014 08: 00
      Quote: Firefly
      subject to availability of funds

      Then it’s sure that the truth is in the moneydeputies bake about themselves to keep the stolen
    2. Intsurfer
      Intsurfer 16 November 2014 11: 26
      >> And if I register them, then this is a private army and I don't care about the political problems of the state - I want to and I will go to war on anyone.

      Well, of course, the owners of such companies do not use brains. :) And in general, wars are not unleashed by the military, but by politicians.
    3. would
      would 16 November 2014 12: 17
      Well, try it. No one will even issue a license closely, and in which case they will corny consume both their own and others.
    4. terrible
      terrible 16 November 2014 14: 19
      )), where do you go? !!! family at home in Russia!))
    5. terrible
      terrible 16 November 2014 14: 19
      )), where do you go? !!! family at home in Russia!))
  3. Sasha75
    Sasha75 16 November 2014 07: 54
    Well, no matter how we started this first, and the idea, in principle, is not bad where private companies cannot climb there, and if I’m not mistaken, then not citizens of our state, that is, Americans, can work in such companies, and these are basically their campaigns, even if you don’t type them, all the same, the American authorities will deal with all the former USSR and not only the Americans themselves may be in the service, but what it gives us with someone else’s hands to rake in heat too, we need to learn not to put all our soldiers and specialists under the hammers, and there are enough of our foreigners in such companies already working for their uncle, so the thing is necessary, but without fanaticism)))).
  4. aszzz888
    aszzz888 16 November 2014 09: 29
    Those. in other words, all Kolomoisky’s gangs, if transferred to a possible adopted law in the future, will be justified in the eyes of the public?
    Delirium, and again delirium.

    , after it was expressed by deputy Alexei Mitrofanov, and then Prime Minister Vladimir Putin supported.

    And where is the evidence of agreement of GDP?
    1. Denis
      Denis 16 November 2014 09: 46
      Quote: aszzz888
      And where is the evidence of agreement of GDP?

      In a cunning ... disgrace deputy.
      Since I didn’t send it, then
      If it’s possible, it’s allowed
      If allowed, then approved
      1. aszzz888
        aszzz888 16 November 2014 12: 54
        And yet I would like more evidence base, objectivity, and not folk tales and will accept ...
  5. polkovnik manuch
    polkovnik manuch 16 November 2014 09: 36
    It's a good idea, but I'm afraid the Duma will, as always, “blur” it. Here, another thing is important: who, for what purposes and where the PMC will be created and placed. Who will "look after" it (PMC), otherwise. so you can return to the dashing 90s.
    1. s1н7т
      s1н7т 16 November 2014 11: 51
      Quote: polkovnik manuch
      Good idea

      Quote: polkovnik manuch
      so you can return to the dashing 90s

      So what is the "goodness" of the idea?
      1. Lopatov
        Lopatov 16 November 2014 12: 08
        Quote: c1n7
        So what is the "goodness" of the idea?

        And you imagine some private training ground on the site of an abandoned military town, where PMCs teach combat operations in a settlement. Under the contract. Units of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Internal Troops ... militias from the Donbass, military Transnistria, South Ossetia, Abkhazia.

        Sappers, "cleaning" the area in Chechnya, South Ossetia, Abkhazia, equipped with the latest technology and capable of ensuring their own safety.

        Firms guarding our oil workers in BV, metallurgists in Africa ... Do you remember how "Vostok" guarded our builders in Lebanon? Are you aware that this was illegal?
  6. Egoza
    Egoza 16 November 2014 10: 36
    Any PMC should be under the control of the state, but its "owner" - a wedding general. Then, probably, you can. hi
    1. family tree
      family tree 16 November 2014 12: 42
      Quote: Egoza
      Any PMC should be under the control of the state, but its "owner" - a wedding general.

      Elena hi , the state has the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Internal Affairs, to separate from these structures units for the protection, even if of private or mixed property, abroad, but owned Russian citizens, with the corresponding payment from the owners and normal salaries to the soldiers and commanders of these units. That these should be volunteers, should we say on a contract basis? And these will be sovereign people, for whom there will be an oath, the state and responsibility, and no "wedding generals" should be produced.
      1. family tree
        family tree 17 November 2014 00: 16
        Quote: Egoza
        but her "owner" is a wedding general.

        what -2. Someone stubbornly wants to become a "wedding general"
  7. sv68
    sv68 16 November 2014 11: 03
    that is, in essence, this is an attempt to legitimize illegal armed groups. Such a law for our country is to return to the dashing 90s with the difference that now these offices are waking an official roof-uncle for good loot will smear even the killers. We should not start such companies all the more so, it is impossible to feed strangers in any way, because in our country legislatively and essentially any sensible endeavor will be perverted into something grotesque and terrible in its essence.
  8. family tree
    family tree 16 November 2014 11: 35
    First PMCs, then private wars, with the death of non-combatants, as usual in a war ... what Further, probably, partisan detachments, which are unlikely to be private.
    The devil is in the details. Private security companies are no longer satisfied; legalization of mercenaries is required.
  9. provincial
    provincial 16 November 2014 11: 43
    Private security companies have a number of no less than other PMC organizations and weapons, too {except for BT}, if you make a PMSC, then the country will have a headache. You will have to live on a powder keg. For example, Gudkov, the enemy, give him legal authority for the private security company and at the "swamp" processions, they will begin hostilities with the riot police and other structures of the Air Force. Non-citizens will throw stones and bottles, and the soldiers of the private security company will start lawlessness, money will decide everything. It is still unknown what is in the head of these private security companies and who they are for. Ukraine has shown who they are and what they are fighting for.
    1. would
      would 16 November 2014 12: 18
      Purely for your reference: Gudkov had a private security company during the swamp. Something of his employees was not noticed there.
  10. sky diver
    sky diver 16 November 2014 12: 22
    The time has come, it's time to take your head out of the sand. Anyway, the Russian Federation will have to face problems beyond the hill. Therefore, PMSC is needed. The main thing that would not work as always. With kondochka this is not done.
  11. Lelek
    Lelek 16 November 2014 12: 34
    The draft law "On private military security companies" (PMSC) was submitted to the State Duma on October 22

    And why PMSCs, and not Ch.M.O.K. (private militarized security companies)? Sometimes the thought comes that some lawmakers suffer from idleness and stupidity. bully
    1. family tree
      family tree 16 November 2014 12: 48
      Quote: Lelek
      some lawmakers suffer from idleness and stupidity. bully

      Rather, idiots torture from idleness what
      It's time for them to dig, from the fence to lunch, you look through the hands of the brain will work, since through the ass does not work laughing
  12. user3970
    user3970 16 November 2014 12: 50
    Nonsense! People, in our country the law is at the level of the 16th century, like: "He who has more rights, he has rights." No offense to many retired employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs sitting in this forum, I want to say a cop from Evsyukov (a common noun distinguishes a line thinner than a razor's edge. And now, to legal and illegal bandits, to legal private security companies and "mummers" (that is, Cossacks), to the AOZT of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for drugs (for sale and sale), for the fight against prostitutes (Ministry of Internal Affairs - pimps), the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the OBEP (seizure of someone else's property by order), ordering a killer (this is for the Federal Penitentiary Service), putting a person behind bars - this is in the IC. And to all this, there is also a PMSC ??? We watch "Voroshilovskiy shooter", "Brother" and "BROTHER 2", "White arrow" and arm ourselves, arm ourselves, arm ourselves.
  13. terrible
    terrible 16 November 2014 14: 30
    such organizations will be under the secret leadership of special services. so neher to talk nonsense about danger. Yes, even needed to legalize volunteers in the Donbass !!!
  14. Nicoloo
    Nicoloo 16 November 2014 18: 41
    Registration must be done in the "offshore" side and obtain permission to operate in the Russian Federation, then everything will look reasonable.
    TECHNOLOGY 16 November 2014 18: 56
    PMC-necessary. Something like the Foreign Legion is necessary. The military is one. These are the other.
    1. family tree
      family tree 17 November 2014 00: 21
      Quote: TECHNAR
      Something like the Foreign Legion is necessary.

      French Foreign Legion - a military unit that is part of French Armyand not a private shop at all.
    2. 18 November 2014 00: 04
      Quote: TECHNAR
      Something like the Foreign Legion is necessary.

      Yes, I also think that citizens from Central Asia should serve in a special ... special construction battalion for about 5 years, after which those who wish can obtain citizenship or an unlimited labor patent. The first six months - training - Russian language and getting crusts in the specialty and forth. This is how I see the Russian foreign legion.
      And warming up an international criminal rabble, albeit interspersed with romantics, also conducting military training with it, is not our way ...
  16. lankrus
    lankrus 16 November 2014 20: 47
    Rumor has it that the persecution of the Slavic Corps began with the filing of the British. It hurt the contract was delicious. At first they tried to organize an attack, and since it didn’t work out, ours dispersed the bandits, paid the FSB (the office has been doing business for a long time, it’s only distracted by the opposition). They are happy to try, the two leaders of the Slavic corps were given three years each.
  17. bandabas
    bandabas 16 November 2014 21: 30
    You can call it whatever you like. The essence is mercenaries. Not to be confused with volunteers. There is a graduation.
  18. EvilLion
    EvilLion 16 November 2014 23: 44
    In theory, the adoption of the law will remove the long-standing, starting with Vietnam and Korea, problem of legalizing the participation of regular units in foreign wars: the place of unidentified "polite people" sent to help one or another friend-allies will be taken by employees of legitimate PMSCs.

    author nerd and not treated. In Korea and Vietnam, it’s not some kind of log breakers with machine guns that participated, but narrow specialists in handling such equipment that no PMCs would in principle give out. All kinds of military equipment in private hands (in the United States is full of private fighters) are always disarmed. Such tasks can be solved only by the army. What is supposed to be done with the help of PMCs is not clear to me at all, they are still not suitable for special operations, since this is already an area for piece-picked intelligence professionals. In addition, the United States tolerated Soviet gunners for missiles in Vietnam, they will tolerate further, do not think that PMCs will allow the state to be in a clean and white state. Who is behind them is so clear, and if a certain line is crossed, then measures will be taken against the state.
  19. 54052
    54052 30 November 2014 18: 02
    Who wants to, has been working for a long time.