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The Criminal Code Of The Russian Federation

Adopted by the State Duma on May 24, 1996
Adopted by the Federation Council on June 5, 1996
Federal Law No. 64-FZ of June 13, 1996 on the Enforcement of the Criminal
Code of the Russian Federation

Part I
Section IV
Chapter 11
Release from Criminal Responsibility
Chapter 12
Release from Punishment
Chapter 13
Amnesty. Pardon. Criminal Record

Chapter 11. Release from Criminal Responsibility

Article 75. Release from Criminal Responsibility in Connection with Active Repentance


1. A person who has committed a crime of small gravity for the first time may be released from criminal responsibility, if after the perpetration of the offence he has given himself up, assisted in the exposure of a crime, made compensation for the damage he inflicted, or in any other way effected restitution for the damage caused as a result of the crime.
2. In the presence of the conditions stipulated by the first part of this Article, a person who has committed a crime of another category may be released from criminal responsibility only in cases specially provided for by the corresponding Articles of the Special Part of this Code.

Article 76. Release from Criminal Responsibility in Connection with Reconciliation with the Victim


A person who has committed a crime of small gravity for the first time may be released from criminal responsibility if he has reconcil with the victim and has made restitution for any damage inflicted on the victim.

Article 77. Release from Criminal Responsibility in Connection with a Change in Situation


A person who has committed a crime of small or average gravity for the first time may be released from criminal responsibility if it is found that in consequence of a change in the situation this person or the deed perpetrated by him has ceased to be socially dangerous.

Article 78. Release from Criminal Responsibility in Connection with the Expiration of Statutes Limitation on Actions


1. A person shall be released from criminal responsibility if the following time-limits have expired since the day of commission of a crime:
    a) two years after the commission of a crime of small gravity;
    b) six years after the commission of a crime of average gravity
    c) ten years after the commission of a grave crime;
    d) fifteen years after the commission of an especially grave crime.
2. The limitation period shall be counted from the day of committing a crime to the time of the entry of a court's judgement into legal force. If a person commits a new crime, then the limitation period for each crime shall be counted independently.
3. The running of a limitation period shall be stopped if the person who has committed the crime evades the investigation or court trial. In this case, the running of the limitation period shall be resumed upon the time of detaining said person or his acknowledgement of guilt.
4. The question of the application of the limitation period to a person who has committed a crime punishable with the death penalty or deprivation of liberty for life shall be settled by a court of law. If the court does not deem it possible to release said person from criminal responsibility in connection with the expiry of the limitation period, then the death penalty or deprivation of liberty for life shall not be applied.
5. The periods of limitation shall not be applied to persons who have committed crimes against the peace and security of humankind, as provided for by Articles 353, 356, 10000357, and 358 of this Code.

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