Practice Relating to Rule 106. Conditions for Prisoner-of-War Status
Section C. Situations where combatants cannot distinguish themselves
The Russian Federation’s Military Manual (1990) provides that members of organized resistance movements enjoy prisoner-of-war status upon capture provided they fulfil the conditions set out in Article 4(A)(2) of the 1949 Geneva Convention III.
The Russian Federation’s Regulations on the Application of IHL (2001) states:
In addition [to captured combatants], the following persons captured by the enemy are also prisoners of war:
- members of militias and of volunteer corps, including those of organized resistance movements, belonging to a party to the conflict.