In the state Duma introduced a draft of the dueling code

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The Deputy from LDPR Sergey Ivanov introduced the state Duma a draft of the dueling code of the Russian Federation, follows from the database of the lower house of Parliament.

The explanatory note says that slander is a criminal offence (article 129 of the Russian criminal code) and insult — an administrative offence (article 5.61 of the administrative code of Russia), wine, and the responsibility for which is established by a court.

«However, recently there is a tendency on the part of state and municipal servants to duel citizens, expressing different from the official point of view», — the document says.

The main provisions of the code are based on several basic principles. For example, the duel should take place only between equals; the insult may be applied only equal to equal; when you call a state or municipal employee with first citizen is obliged to reject the call and give the latter the right to seek redress judicial procedure; between citizens of a duel is possible, «but it is an anomaly, not answering to its purpose».

All this is intended to organize «causes of challenge to a duel and procedure».

The subjects of the duel

The proposed code consists of five parts and 81 articles, the first of which identified subjects and kinds of duels: the legitimate, exclusive and secret motives, and also lists the rights of abused.

The text notes that if state and municipal employee does decide to fight, «he has that right not, except with the formal written permission of the immediate supervisor, which considers whether the enemy is doing him honor.»

The code also reflects the degree of severity of abuse, which can be classified as offensive gestures, defamation, «throwing the dumbbell to the insulted person». It is emphasized that the insult done to the woman, she is not personally concerned, but directly falls on her «natural protector» and becomes offended by the person and the severity of abuse increases.

The document provides for the liability of journalists for having printed the offending article is responsible the author. If offensive the article is signed, the signatory is the author, until otherwise proven.

Procedure call

The second part of the code describes the procedure for challenge to a duel.

«Offended must declare to his opponent: «sir, I’ll send You his seconds». If the opponents are strangers to each other, they exchange cards and addresses», — stated in the text.

According to the code, «the challenge can be followed only immediately after application of the insult, but can be sent within 24 hours, and this period may be extended if there are justifiable reasons».

The second part of the document also describes the responsibilities of the seconds and procedure for the conduct of the opponents on the spot of the match.

Of swords, sabers, pistols

In the third part of the code of dueling describes how the duel with swords. So, in a duel with swords to fight enemies, preferably bare-chested, in addition, the opponents may be «ordinary suede or kid gloves unlined».

It also describes the duration and order of duels with swords of two types — continuous and periodic.

The fourth and fifth parts are devoted to dueling pistols and swords. As noted, the conditions of the duel sabers are the same with the terms of the duel with swords.

«The only difference is that a duel of this kind of weapons can happen on straight or curved sabers. In the first case, opponents can hack and chop, in the second, only to cut», — specified in the text.

The head of the Duma Committee on state construction and legislation Pavel Krasheninnikov described the idea about the duel code, but noted that such cases fall under article about murder or attempted murder.

How it all began

Recently, FBK Alexei Navalny said that the products for the needs of Regardie purchased at inflated prices. It was also reported that food prices increased after the end of 2017 exclusive right to supply meat-packing plant received the «Friendship of peoples».

In response, the Head of Regardie Viktor Zolotov was accused Navalny of insult and slander. He added that «among the officers it is not accepted just to forgive».

«I just challenge you to a match on the ring, Mat, or wherever it is I promise to make you a nice juicy steak,» said the General.

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