The lawyer appreciated the proposal to legalize the duel

© Fotolia / sebraСтатуэтка goddess of justice Themis. Archival photoThe lawyer appreciated the proposal to legalize the duel© Fotolia / sebra

Lawyer Alexei Mikhalchik told RIA Novosti that the revival of the traditions of the duel in Russia is fraught with serious legal consequences: any damage received during the duel, the courts would constitute a criminal offense, regardless of the surroundings, and in the event of the death of the opponent the winner will face from 15 years to life imprisonment.

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». After that, the Deputy from LDPR Sergey Ivanov introduced in the state Duma the project of the dueling code.

The lawyer explained that the duel in Russia was banned almost always, however, he was aware of contemporary cases of duels with the use of a variety of weapons-even axes.

«For judgment is set to the mere fact of harm to the person, not the surroundings in which it was applied… the Problem is not the lack of dueling code, and that the winner in the event of the death of the enemy will be held responsible — it is up to 15 years of imprisonment if the court will apply the part 1 of article 105 of the criminal code (unskilled murder), or even life imprisonment, if the court thinks that the murder was committed by a group or find other aggravating evidence,» the lawyer said.

The lawyer said the draft «code» is also discrimination on the basis of the official/not official. The MP has proposed to allow the duel only state and municipal officials, and calls from ordinary citizens to the official, in his opinion, had to decline: according to the code, a duel can and should take place only between equals.

«I am delighted that the Deputy from LDPR everything is in order with a sense of humor. But this sentence he humiliated Russian people. We all understand the analogy, the nobles fought duels, and slaves could not. I think if he decided to laugh, comrades in the Duma have to ask him a question, whether he considers himself an aristocrat,» said michalczyk.