RUSSIAN FEDERATION FEDERAL LAW on amendments and additions to the Federal Act on the entry into force of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation "adopted by the State Duma on December 4, 1996 year, Article 1. To amend the Federal Act on the entry into force of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation "(collection of laws of the Russian Federation, 1996, no. 25, text 2955) the following amendments and supplements: 1. In article 2: in the first part the words" laws in the Criminal Code of the RSFSR, changes and additions in the period from October 27, 1960 years before January 1, 1997 year "were replaced by the words" laws and other regulatory legal acts adopted in the period from October 27, 1960 years before January 1, 1997 year, in part for changes and additions to the Criminal Code of the RSFSR;
part three supplemented by the following sentence: "the list of property not subject to confiscation upon conviction (annex to the Criminal Code of the RSFSR), applies to the approval of the new list, provided for criminal-executive legislation of the Russian Federation in accordance with part 3 of article 52 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation."
2. Article 3 shall be amended as follows: "article 3. Release from punishment (primary and secondary) of persons convicted to January 1, 1997 onwards under the Criminal Code of the RSFSR 1960 years for acts which, under the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation 1996 onwards are not recognized.
Penalties individuals convicted under the old criminal law and not when they have served their punishment, be consistent with the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation in cases when the court appointed by him, the punishment is more severe than the upper limit of sanctions of the relevant article of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.
If the criminal law otherwise improves the situation of persons who have committed offences, including those serving or who have served their sentences, but with convictions, sentences and other judicial acts on the application of other measures under criminal law are subject to review by the Court, convicting, or the Court at the place of serving punishment of convicted persons.
Remission of sentence, commutation of sentence, otherwise the advancement of perpetrators in the cases provided for by paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of this article shall be made in the manner prescribed by articles 361-1, 368 and 369 of the code of criminal procedure of the RSFSR.
Considered without criminal records of persons released from serving sentence in accordance with paragraphs 1 and 3 of this article, as well as persons who have served their sentences or released earlier on parole, if they have been convicted of offences under the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation does not recognize crimes.
January 1, 1997 year end are in the production vessels, organs and organs of initial inquiry or pre-trial investigation, criminal cases acts which, in accordance with the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation does not recognize crimes as well as criminal cases in which the Statute of limitations has expired for criminal responsibility established by paragraph "a" of the first paragraph of article 78 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. "
3. Article 4, after the words "compulsory labour" add the words "restriction of freedom".
4. Article 5, after the words "with the removal of them convictions" add the words "the court convicting".
5. Article 6, after the word "State" shall be supplemented with the words "the court convicting, or the Court at the place of serving punishment of convicted persons".
Article 2. This federal law shall enter into force on January 1, 1997 year.
Russian President Boris Yeltsin in Moscow, the Kremlin December 27, 1996 N 161-FZ