Practice Relating to Rule 125. Correspondence of Persons Deprived of Their Liberty
The Russian Federation’s Regulations on the Application of IHL (2001) states:
Immediately upon capture, or not more than one week after arrival at a camp, even if it is a transit camp, likewise in case of sickness or transfer to hospital or another camp, every prisoner of war shall be enabled to write to the Central Prisoners of War Agency a card informing them of his capture. Besides he has the right to write to his family and inform them of his capture and state of health.