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Safety Recommendations for foreign citizens staying on the territory of the Russian Federation
When traveling abroad, the traveler should pay more attention to his/her personal security. St. Petersburg, Russia is not an exception so, the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia in cooperation with the St. Petersburg militia (police) ask you to follow the below simple recommendations and precautions:
Steps to be taken by foreign citizens in case of the loss of documents
In case a foreign citizen loses his/her documents, he/she must:
Recommendations for foreign citizens if they become victims of crime
In case a crime is committed against a foreign citizen, the victim must turn to:
Militia officers’ authorities toward foreign citizens; procedures of treating foreign citizens.
Militia’s Established Procedures for Treating Foreign Citizens
Militia officers’ authorities toward foreign citizens
In accordance with “Militia Act”, militia officers can exercise granted to them rights only in order to discharge the duties entrusted to them by the said Act.
In order to carry out their duties, militia officials are given a number of rights, including the following:
Militia officers are granted the right to use physical force, special means and fire arms.
When using physical force, special means and fire arms, militia officers ought to:
Physical force can only be used to suppress crime or stop administrative transgressions, detain persons guilty of the above, suppress the opposition to lawful claims and orders or if non-violent measures prove insufficient for the militia to fulfill their duty. Militia officer has the right to use special means in the following cases:
Firearms can be used in the following cases: