The National Guard, according to the press service of the President of the Russian Federation, will take over the functions of the riot police, SOBR and other security forces of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. In other words, these security agencies will become part of a new formation within the Ministry of Internal Affairs - the National Guard.
The commander-in-chief of the internal troops of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Viktor Zolotov, who now (since his appointment to the new post) has already ceased to be commander-in-chief of the Interior Troops of the Russian Federation, will lead the National Guard of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia.
Decisions have been made: we are creating a new federal executive authority on the basis of the internal troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs - we are creating a national guard, which will be engaged in the fight against terrorism, the fight against organized crime, in close contact with the Ministry of Internal Affairs, will continue to perform those functions performed by the riot police and so on.
Of presidential decree:
To appoint Viktor Viktorovich Zolotov as director of the Federal Service of Forces of the National Guard of the Russian Federation - Commander-in-Chief of the National Guard of the Russian Federation, relieving him of his post.
Creating an effective law enforcement agency is a big plus, but is it not possible that in connection with certain events and armed formations in Ukraine, the term “National Guard” itself will be perceived in Russia with a certain caution?