The Russian Criminal Code is the prime source of Law of the Russian Federation concerning criminal offences. The present Criminal Code of the Russian Federation came into force on 1 January 1997. Moreover, on the 8 January President Yeltzin signed the Criminal Correction Code to regulate the conditions of the sentences. The new Criminal Code replaced the Soviet analogue of 1960. The main changes deal with economic crimes and crimes against property. These were the main pitfalls of the Soviet Criminal Code, as most of other chapters were already amended to correspond to new Russian realities. The primary and fundamental statement of laws in the Russian Federation is the Constitution of the Russian Federation. ...
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On June 10, 2004 Russian SMS spammer Dmitry Androsov was convicted for mobile phone spam by Chelyabinsk court.
Dmitry was sued by Megafon, one of the largest Russian mobile operators, for sending SMS with expletives to more than 16000 mobile phone users.
The fact that the sending was carried out using a Perl script allowed the court to convict him under the article 273 of the RussianCriminalCode (creation, use and distribution of malicious programs) to 1 year probational sentence and 3000 ruble (more than $100) fine.
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