World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Law enforcement in Russia

Article Id: WHEBN0011137255
Reproduction Date:

Title: Law enforcement in Russia  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Police of Russia, Crime in Russia, Law enforcement in Northern Cyprus, Law enforcement in Adjara, Law enforcement in Georgia (country)
Collection: Law Enforcement in Russia
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Law enforcement in Russia

A law enforcement officer screens a passenger at the international airport of Vladivostok.

Law enforcement in the Russian Federation is the responsibility of a variety of different agencies. The Russian police (formerly the militsiya) are the primary law enforcement agency, the Investigative Committee of Russia (the "Russian FBI") is the main investigative agency, and the Federal Security Service (formerly the KGB) is the main domestic security agency.


  • Agencies 1
  • Prisons 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4



Prisons in Russia are administered by the Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) and can be categorized under four types of facilities: pre-trial institutions; educative or juvenile labor colonies; corrective labor colonies; and prisons.[2]

The corrective colony (ispravitelnie kolonii or IK) is the most common, with 760 institutions in 2004 across the many administrative divisions of Russia.[2] There were also 8 prisons, 62 juvenile facilities, and 192 pre-trial facilities in 2004.[3]

See also


  1. ^ Site of EMERGECOM of Russia
  2. ^ a b Roth 2006, p. 231.
  3. ^ Roth 2006, p. 232.
  • Roth, Mitchel P. (2006). Prisons And Prison Systems: A Global Encyclopedia. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 230–232.  
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.