"We are working on this issue for the past year. Now suspended 154-FZ "On state service of Russian Cossacks". This is done in order to modify it and to allow the Cossacks to enter the National guard", — quotes the words of Doluda RBC.

However, while the timing of a possible occurrence of the Cossacks in the National guard is unknown. The Vice-Governor has no data about whether Cossack troops a lot or not. Most likely it will be a small structural unit in the composition of security services.

"While we do only want. How many of them will be — not for us to decide the country's leadership defines, commander of the national guard, but I think that if this decision is made, it will be some small structural division", — quotes its words of RIA Novosti.

Vladimir Putin on 5 April signed a decree according to which on the basis of internal troops of the Ministry of interior created the national guard. Later it became known that the new structure will be called Asgardia. To lead the new security forces assigned to the commander of the Internal troops, Viktor Zolotov, who previously headed the security Service of the President.

The bill has caused a lot of speculation about the purpose of creation of the new structure. According to one version, Regardie created to protect the current regime and Putin personally.

It was also assumed that the time of the creation of a new division chosen by chance: Asgardia can help in the fight against the malcontents on the backdrop of upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections. This version was also supported by experts from the us private intelligence analysis company Stratfor, which has described the establishment of Regardie as Putin's attempt to secure itself from the coup.