Day of the MIA of Russia Internal Troops Date in the current year: March 27, 2016

Day of the MIA of Russia Internal Troops March 27 is Day of the MIA of Russia Internal Troops in the Russian Federation. It is the professional holiday of all the personnel of Internal Troops of the Ministry for Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation.

Internal troops are a parliamentary gendarmerie-like force in some post-Soviet countries. They are subordinate to the interior ministries of the respective countries.

Russian Internal Troops Day is celebrated on March 27 because on this day in 1811, Emperor Alexander I of Russia established the first interior guard units. These units are considered to be the predecessors of the present-day Russian internal troops. Day of Internal Troops was officially established in 1996 by President Boris Yeltsin.

The main tasks of internal are: support and reinforcement of the Russian police, dealing with internal armed conflicts and large-scale riots, safeguarding of nuclear power plants and other facilities of high importance. The number of active personnel keeps fluctuating because it consists of both conscripts and volunteers.

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