Aviation security control

Aviation security control is imposed to ensure the safety of civil aviation on domestic and international flights. All the passengers (including transit and transfer), their carry-on baggage and luggage is required to pass through pre-flight security control.

Boarding will be denied to any passengers deemed to have not passed through aviation security control or have not had their luggage screened.

Objects and substances which are prohibited for carriage by passengers and members of cabin crew

  1. Pistols, light signal devices, powder actuated tools, gas-cylinders containing neuro-paralytic, lachrymatory, toxic and corrosive agents.
  2. Electroshock equipment of all kinds, except for medical resuscitation equipment (defibrillators).
  3. Electron-beam weapons of all kinds
  4. Explosive substances, mixtures, related objects equipped with them, explosives:
  • gunpowder of all kinds, brands and types in any packaging, containers (irrespective of  quantity);
  • chargers for guns;
  • chargers-detonators of all kinds;
  • electric detonators of all kinds;
  • electric igniters;
  • bickford and detonation fuses;
  • detonators and fuses for munitions;
  • munitions of all kinds and types;
  • training and imitating munitions;
  • trotyl, tolite, dynamite, ammonal, cyclonite, other explosives of military and industrial purpose, hand-made explosive compounds, substances and objects which contain them;
  • pyrotechnicals: signal and light flares, false fires, torch pots, landing blocks, thermite matches, pyrotechnic matches, railway detonating cartridges, Bengal lights, firework lights, aerial shells, common pyrotechnicals and similar objects and hand-made means and objects.
  1. Compressed and liquefied gases for common and industrial use: propane-butane, nitrogen, neon, argon, oxygen, chlorine except for those carried by medical teams to provide emergency care to people.
  2. Highly flammable matters: gasoline, gas, acetone, methanol, methyl ether, brake fluid, carbon sulfide, ethers, organic solvents, all kinds of glue and joint compounds containing highly flammable (self-flammable) compounds.
  3. Flammable solid matters:
  • substances which under the effect of water generate heat and self-ignite such as potassium, sodium, metallic calcium, alloys thereof, calcium phosphide and substances with similar properties;
  • white, yellow phosphor and other substances related to flammable solid matters;
  • dried industrial, colloidal and humid nitrocellulose irrespective of the solvent content.
  1. Toxic and superpotent substances:
  • toxic and corrosive agents in any physical form irrespective of the form and quality of their package;
  • brucine, nicotine, strychnine, formalin, antifreeze, ethylene glycol, mercury, cyanic agents, cyclone, black cyanide and agents with similar properties.
  • Caustic and corrosive substances:
  •  nonorganic acids — hydrochloric, sulphuric, nitric acids and their compounds;
  •  fluorhydric (hydrofluoric) acid;
  • alkalies of all kinds — potassic, sodium alkalies and similar chemical compounds;
  • agents for polishing of metals, chloride lime, accumulator electrolyte and agents with similar properties;
  • chemicals for varnish and paint removal from the surface they cover.
  1. Radioactive substances and materials of any degree of potential risk, form or physical condition and physical properties.

Any other substances, compounds and objects which are related to the above mentioned and those which are subject to specific conditions of storage, transportation and use according to the manufacturer, which may give rise to doubts as to the safety of carriage thereof, such as those which may be used for explosion, fire-rising or bringing other danger to life and health of passengers and plane crew.

Objects and substances which are prohibited for carriage by passengers and members of plane crew in passenger cabin but allowed for carriage in luggage

  1. Firearms (including service, hunting, sporting weapons), pneumatic, gas weapons, pistols and revolvers intended for shooting with ammunition, equipped with rubber or similar bullets, cold weapon of all kinds and constructively similar weapon, ammunition and spare parts to weapon and training, blank, museum, souvenir, collection and fake weapon if an individual or a legal entity has the relevant license to keep, wear and carry it, guns and pistols for underwater hunting. Rules of weapon carriage are set out in the instructions as approved by the central executive transport authority.
  2. Bladed articles, namely:
  • nail scissors and files;
  • needles for medical injections;
  • knitting pins;
  • metallic table knives;
  • corkscrews;
  • devices and toys imitating all kinds of weapon;
  • lighters in form of pistol, other kinds of weapons; objects with blunt ends which may cause the injuries.

Carriage of liquids

Passengers are permitted to carry liquids, gels and aerosols in their carry-on luggage in individual package on the condition that no individual article exceeds a maximum volume of 100 ml.

Items purchased at Duty Free shops are also permitted for carriage in carry-on luggage if packaged in duly sealed plastic bag with their respective sales slips attached.

Liquids the content of which is over 100 ml are prohibited for carriage in the carry-on luggage

  • water and other drinks, soups, syrups;
  • creams, lotions and oils;
  • perfumes;
  • sprays;
  • gels including hair and shower gels;
  • substances in containers, packages under pressure, including, shaving foam, other foams and deodorants;
  • pastes including toothpaste;
  • mixes of liquid and solid matters;
  • mascara;
  • any other objects of similar content.

Passengers are allowed to carry:

  • in checked-in luggage — liquid substances;
  • in carry-on luggage — drugs and diet aids, including baby food to be used during the flight.

Warning! Passengers wishing to carry and/or use any drugs or dietary aids on board of an aircraft must possess documents detailing why it is necessary for them to do so (this requirement applies to all flights to the European Union, the USA, Canada, Norway, Iceland and Switzerland).