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A military-historical conference dedicated to the history of the creation and development of the military police of the Russian Armed Forces was held on the basis of the National Center for Defense Management of the Russian Federation under the leadership of the Chief of the Main Directorate of the Military Police of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Colonel-General Sergei Vasilyevich Kuralenko.

The event was attended by officials of regional and territorial bodies of the military police stationed in the territories of military districts and the Northern Fleet, territorial bodies and a military unit directly subordinate to the head of the Main Directorate of the Military Police, representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Main Military Prosecutor’s Office, the Main Military Investigation Directorate The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, the Scientific Research Institute (military history) of the General Staff, the Military Scientific Committee and other military command and control bodies of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

During the conference, the features of the process of creating and developing the military police of Russia were considered, research historical materials related to its activities during the Patriotic War of 1812, the First World War and the Great Patriotic War, the formation of the military automobile inspection were discussed.

The participants carried out a comparative assessment of similar tasks performed in different periods of the history of the Russian state, considered the results of military-historical research concerning not only the military, but also the entire police of Russia.

On the basis of the historical peacekeeping experience of the Russian military police and acquired in our time when performing special tasks outside the Russian Federation, issues related to non-military forms and methods of using military police units in resolving crisis situations were discussed.

A separate topic of the conference was the presentation of the military-historical work “The Military Police of Russia: Past and Present”, created by the working group of the Main Directorate of the Military Police of the Ministry of Defense of Russia and the Research Institute (Military History) of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. Four chapters of the work describe in detail all stages of the creation of the bodies of the military police of Russia: from the “Charter of military, cannon and other affairs” of the 17th century to the present.

The exhibition of rare historical sources “The Police is the Soul of Citizenship” aroused particular interest among the participants of the event, where one could get acquainted with archival documents revealing the peculiarities of service by officials of the Russian military police of the 17th-20th centuries.

The results of the military-historical conference were elaborated well-grounded recommendations for the further development of bodies and units of the military police of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, taking into account the centuries-old experience of its activities in different periods of the history of the Russian state.

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