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Detailed list of prohibited items and substances


Annex 1 to Rules of pre-flight and post-flight inspection, Approved by Order number 104 of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation dated July 25 2007.

1. The following dangerous items and substances are prohibited for air transportation by crew members and passengers in checked and cabin baggage:

1) explosive substances, firing agents and items, stuffed with such substances:

  • any gunpowder in any package, in any volume;
  • live ammunition (including small-calibre);
  • cartridges for gas spray weapons;
  • hunting cartridges caps (pistons);
  • fireworks: flares and ground flares, light cartridges, flare and landing pots , smoke barrels, demolition matches, sparklers, detonating cartridges;
  • trotyl, dynamite, TNT, ammonal and other explosive substances; 
  • ignition caps, electric blasting caps, electric squibs, explosive cord and blasting fuse, etc.;

2) compressed and liquid gas:

  • utility gas (blau gas) and other types of gas;
  • spray containers with neuroparalytic and tear action, etc.;j

3) highly inflammable liquids:

  • acetone;
  • benzene;
  • samples of highly inflammable oil products;
  • methanol;
  • methyl acetate
  • carbon disulphide;
  • esters;
  • ethyl cellulose;

4) inflammable solid materials:

  • materials, subject to spontaneous inflammation;
  • materials, extracting highly inflammable gas at interaction with water: 
  • potassium, sodium, calcium metal and alloys, calcium phosphide, etc.;
  • white, yellow and red phosphorus and other materials, referred to the category of inflammable solid materials;

5) oxidants and organic peroxides:

  • grained or chipped colloid cellulose nitrate, dry or damp, containing less, than 25% of water or solvent;  
  • melted damp colloid cellulose nitrate, containing less, than 25% of alcohol;
  • dry or damp cellulose nitrate, containing less, than 30% of solvent or 20% of water, etc.;

6) toxic substances;

7) radioactive materials;

8) caustic and corrosive substances:

  • strong mineral acids: chlorhydric, sulphuric, nitric and other acids;
  • hydrofluoric acid and other heavy-duty acids and corrosion substances;

9) poisonous substances:

  • any liquid or solid aggressive poisonous substances in any type of package; 
  • brucine;
  • nicotine;
  • strychnine;
  • tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol;
  • antifreeze components;
  • hydraulic brake fluid;
  • ethylene alcohol;
  • mercury;
  • all salines of formonitrile and cyanide products;
  • cyclone, cyanide solutions, arsenic oxide, etc.;
  • other dangerous substances, items and cargo, that can be used as attack weapon against the passengers and crew of an aircraft and that represent a threat to safety of aircraft flight.

10) weapons:

  • handguns, revolvers, rifles, short rifles and other firearms, gas spray guns, pneumatic guns, electric shock weapons, cutlass, stiletto, assault bayonet knives, except otherwise stated by laws of the Russian Federation.

Technical instructions for safe air transportation of dangerous cargo (Doc 9284 AN/905 ICAO) contains detailed list of dangerous items and substances, prohibited for air transport by passengers and crew.

2. The following items and substances are approved for air transport by crew members and passengers on condition that necessary requirements are followed:

1) in checked baggage in cargo and baggage compartments, isolated from passengers access during the flight:

  • crossbows, harpoon guns, sabres, swords, backswords, scimitars, broadswords, skewers, bayonets, daggers, knives: hunting knives with flick-blades, locks, replicas of any type of weapon;
  • utility knives (scissors) with blade length exceeding 60 mm;
  • alcoholic beverages with more than 24% but less than 70% of alcohol in retail containers, not exceeding 5 litres volume per container and per passenger;
  • liquids and alcoholic beverages, containing less, than 24% alcohol in volume;
  • aerosol containers not exceeding 0,5 kg or 500 ml volume for sports or utility purposes, with exhaust valve protection cap against spontaneous exhaust – not more than 2 kg or 2 litres total per passenger.

3) cabin baggage:

  • medical thermometer – one per passenger;
  • mercury tonometer in standard case – one per passenger;
  • mercury barometer or manometer, packed in tight container and sealed by senders stamp;
  • disposable lighters – one per passenger;
  • dry ice for cooling of perishable products – not more than 2 kg per passenger;
  • 3% hydrogen dioxide – not more than 100 ml per passenger;
  • fluids, gels, aerosols, not referred to as dangerous items:
    liquids in containers, less than 100 ml in volume (or equivalent volume in other volume measuring systems), tightly packed in a sealed transparent plastic bag with volume up to 1 litre - one bag per passenger.

Liquids in containers, exceeding 100 ml volume, are prohibited in the cabin baggage even if the containers are only partially full.

Medicines, infant food and special diet substances are accepted in the cabin baggage only as an exception.

Liquids, purchased in the duty free shops at the airport or on board of aircraft must be packed in locked (sealed) plastic bag allowing visible identification of the contents of the bag during flight with proven statement that this purchase was performed at the airport duty free shops or onboard the aircraft at the day (days) of air transportation.

Airport, airline, operator management have the right to take additional aviation security measures on increased danger flights and prohibit the following items for cabin baggage:

  • cockscrews;
  • needles for hypodermic injections (without medical validation documents);
  • knitting pins;
  • scissors with blade length less, than 60 mm;
  • folding and penknives with blade length less, than 60 mm.

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