I would like to know if it is legal to bring firearm accessories into Russia. My point of entry would be Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO).

I would be coming from USA/JFK via Aeroflot, and these items would theoretically be in my checkin luggage:

These would be brand new (never used), still sealed and all plastic.

Aeroflot does allow weapons and has a policy outlined here for them. But, technically, these are not weapons, just firearm/weapon accessories.

Is this legal?

** EDIT: According to Wikipedia

Magpul Industries Corporation is an American designer and manufacturer of high-tech polymer and composite firearms accessories.

** EDIT: @origimbo's provided a link to "Federal Customs Service" English website, which mentions "the import or export of 'service and civilian weapon, its major parts, and ammunition to it'" is limited but not prohibited.

  • Aside from legality in Russia, you should also check whether your prospective airline is willing to carry those things. – MJeffryes Nov 13 '18 at 21:49
  • @MJeffryes thanks, I updated my question to reflect my airline's policy. They do allow firearms (so I assume firearm accessories as well). – AussieJoe Nov 13 '18 at 21:56
  • I'm not qualified to make the distinction (I suspect only the Russian Federal Customs Service is), but it appears that there is a prohibition on the import or export of "service and civilian weapon, its major parts, and ammunition to it". It's possible the grip or stock might be assessed as such. eng.customs.ru/… – origimbo Nov 13 '18 at 22:15
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    @origimbo thanks for your insight. I went ahead and emailed "Federal Customs Service" for an answer. I don't think these would be considered "major parts", since they're non functional or non essential. – AussieJoe Nov 13 '18 at 22:38
  • @origimbo after reading the link you provided, it is clear that import or export of "service and civilian weapon, its major parts and ammunition to it" is NOT prohibited, but, it is limited. Please re-read the information in your link. Russian websites can be confusing :) – AussieJoe Nov 14 '18 at 16:25

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