RUSSIAN FEDERATION FEDERAL LAW on amendments and additions to the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation and the RSFSR Code of criminal procedure adopted by the State Duma on December 20, 2001 year approved by the Federation Council of the year December 26, 2001 (as amended by the Federal law dated 08.12.2003 No 162-FZ), Article 1. Article 260 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (collection of laws of the Russian Federation, 1996, no. 25, text 2954) the following changes and additions: part II shall be amended as follows: "2. the illegal cutting, as well as damage to the cessation of growth of trees, shrubs and lianas in the forests of all groups, as well as stands outside the forest fund, if these acts are committed: a) a group of persons; (Repealed-the Federal law dated 08.12.2003 No 162-FZ)) a person using his official position;
g) in large amounts, shall be punishable by a fine of 200 to 500 times the minimum wage or the equivalent of the salary or other income of the convicted person for a period ranging from two to five months, or compulsory work for a period ranging from 180 to 240 hours, or by corrective labour for a period of one to two years, or deprivation of liberty for a term not exceeding two years, with deprivation of the right to occupy certain positions or engage in certain activities for up to three years or without thereof. ";
Supplement part 3 as follows: "3. The acts referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2 of this article, committed on a large scale, by a group of persons by prior agreement or by an organized group, shall be punishable by a fine in the amount of 500 to 1,000 times the minimum wage or the equivalent of the salary or other income of the convicted person for a period of five months to one year or deprivation of liberty for up to three years, with deprivation of the right to occupy certain positions or engage in certain activities for up to three years or without notice. ";
Note to read as follows: "Note. Significant size in this article recognizes the damage caused by the forest fund and non-forest fund forests, calculated according to rates approved by the Government of the Russian Federation, twenty times larger than the minimum wage established by the legislation of the Russian Federation at the time of the offence, the biggest size-two hundred times, particularly a major size-five hundred times. "
Article 2. In part five article 126 of the code of criminal procedure of the RSFSR (Gazette of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR, 1960, no. 40, St. 592; Collection of laws of the Russian Federation, 1996, no. 52, art. 5881; 1998, N 30, art. 3613; 1999, N 28, art. 3491; 2000, N 16, art. 1641; 2001, N 26, art. 2587; N 47, St. 4404), the words "260 part two" should be replaced by the words "second and third parts 260".
Article 3. This federal law shall enter into force on the day of its official publication.
The President of the Russian Federation v. Putin in Moscow, the Kremlin December 29, 2001 N 192-FZ