«I’ll send You his seconds» in the state Duma introduced a dueling code

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich in photobacteria of the state Duma of the Russian Federation«I’ll send You his seconds» in the state Duma introduced a dueling code© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich the image Bank

The dueling code of Russia, proposed by the Deputy from LDPR Sergey Ivanov, allows a match only among government officials, describes how the requirements of redress and its implementation, including the uniforms of opponents.

Earlier, the head of Regardie Viktor Zolotov in response to the FCO published allegations of violations in the Ministry have summoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny to a duel, promising to turn that in «steak».

Ivanov made Wednesday in the lower house of Parliament draft laws on dueling code and putting it into action. In the explanatory note to the document notes that in recent years the tendency on the part of state and municipal servants to duel citizens, expressing different from the official point of view.

Under the code, a duel can and should only happen 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».

The insult to women journalists

Proposed by the Deputy code consists of five parts and 81 articles, the first of which identified subjects duels, duels of birth: a lawful, 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.

Dueling code also provides for liability and for journalists. As follows from the text, printed the offending article is responsible the author. If offensive the article is signed, the signatory is the author, until otherwise proven, and one is responsible for it.

The second part of the code describes the procedure for challenge to a duel. «After receiving the insult, the 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.

Hack cannot inject

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».

The third part of the code also describes the duration and order of duels with swords of two types — continuous and periodic. The fourth and fifth part of the code is devoted to duels with 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», — stated in the text of the code.

The head of the state 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.