Russian government adopted in the second reading the package of bills on the establishment of the Federal Service of the Russian National Guard, which had been submitted to the Parliament by President Vladimir Putin. Also the powers of new structure have been expanded. It is reported by "TASS".
According to the basic bill, Russian National Guard will receive the powers of Interior Forces, riot police, Russian SWAT and Ministry of Internal Affairs, the authority in the area of arms trafficking and control of private security activities.
The President of Russian Federation will guide the National Guard troops, and Director of the Federal Service will take the post of the Chief of National Guard troops.
Russian State Duma has also delegated to the new structure the number of powers of Security Service, for example, the right of "guards" to use weapons in crowd "in order to prevent (suppress) the attack".