Main Transportation of weapons

Transportation of weapons

Transportation of Weapons, Ammunitions, and Impact Munitions

Weapons, ammunitions, and impact munitions (the “Weapons”) shall be carried in accordance with laws and federal legislation of Russian Federation, laws of other countries, and international treaties signed by Russian Federation.

If a flight route crosses a state border, Passengers are entitled to store and carry weapons in Russia shall agree such issue with competent authorities of a respective country beforehand, to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations and be issued a permission to enter such country with weapons.

TRules for enter/leaving from Russian Federation with weapons are established by Order of Russia’s Ministry of Internal Affairs of 28 April 2012 No. 378 “On Approval of Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russian Federation Administrative Regulation for Issuing to Russian Federation Citizen the Permission to Enter or Leave from Russian Federation with Civil or Honorary Weapon and Related Ammunition".

Foreign citizens, in accordance with Federal Law dated 13 December 1996 No. 150-FZ “On Weapons” may enter Russia with sports or hunting weapons, providing invitation from a legal entity licensed for hunting and hunting contract with such legal entity or sports event invitation and the permit from Ministry of Internal Affairs.

Electric shockers and spark arresters made by domestic manufacturers relate to civil weapons and shall be carried in accordance with general procedure stated for weapons.
When carrying shocker(s), Passenger needs to have at hand it`s (their) specifications, to enable policemen check compliance with Russian Federation standards and regulations. Electric shockers and spark arresters made by non-domestic manufacturers shall not be used in Russia and their carriage is forbidden.

Weight of ammunition carried by air shall not exceed 5 kg per passenger. Air guns with their muzzle energy exceeding 3J relate to civil weapons and shall be carried in accordance with the general procedure stated for weapons. When carrying air guns with their muzzle energy exceeding 7.5J and caliber exceeding 4.5 mm, Passenger needs to have the license to carry and store weapons.

Ammunition for gas weapons and containers with lachrymatory (irritating) agents are forbidden for carriage.


Documents required for transportation of weapons

  • identity document
  • certificate of carry and storage of weapons
  • applicable permit to enter/transfer/leave in Russian Federation with weapons (for international flights)

Passengers entitled to store and carry weapons shall transfer them to Carrier’s authorized officer before registration. Statement of Weapon Acceptance for Flight shall be executed by airport security office.

At a destination airport, Passenger will receive his/her weapons from the airport’s security officer upon submission above mentioned documents.

Weapons not claimed at a destination airport shall be transferred by airport’s security officer to the police.