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Can Russian business forget about profit in the conditions of SVO

Can Russian business forget about profit in the conditions of SVO

Dean of the Higher School of Law of the Institute of Public Service and Management (IGSU) RANEPA Oleg Zaitsev and Associate Professor of the Department of Legal Support of the Market Economy, Member of the General Council of Business Russia, Head of the Expert Center for Criminal Law Policy and Enforcement of Judicial Acts, ambassador “business officer” Ekaterina Avdeeva took part in press conferences Media Group "Patriot" of the Federal News Agency "Can Russian business forget about profit in the conditions of SVO".

Entrepreneurs and lawyers discussed the problems of legal regulation of entrepreneurial activity in the Russian Federation and measures, to be taken, to reduce regulatory pressure. Recall, Russian President Vladimir Putin waits until June 1 from the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) ideas for amending criminal law to reduce administrative pressure on business. The problems of liberalizing the conditions for doing business in Russia cause a powerful discussion in society, during which the interests of business and the country are often opposed.

The event was also attended by a member of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, Business Russia Coordinator for the Northwestern Federal District, Chairman of the St. Petersburg regional branch of "Business Russia" Dmitry Panov, Head of the Analytical Department of the Commissioner for the Protection of the Rights of Entrepreneurs of St. Petersburg Evgeny Kononov, Alina Albotova, Head of the Department for Supervision of Observance of the Rights of Entrepreneurs of the St. Petersburg Prosecutor's Office and other experts.

According to Ekaterina Avdeeva, Today, the “unity of business and government in achieving those strategic tasks is coming to the fore, which are set by the country's leadership in the context of geopolitical and economic transformation. Obviously, that economic security also depends on unlocking the potential of Russian business, and the level of business protection from internal and external threats, as well as the prospective development of the economy as a whole”.

An important element in unlocking entrepreneurial potential are, one side, support measures and, on the other hand, organization of protection of rights and legitimate interests. These issues are given special attention in the control and supervision activities., which actively applies a risk-based approach, as well as in the criminal law plane through the provision and observance of guarantees, provided by the legislator for this category of persons during the investigation of crimes.

Answering the question about the liberalization of criminal and criminal procedure legislation, Ekaterina Avdeeva emphasized, that it is directed, for the most part, to protect entrepreneurs from termination of economic activity during the investigation of criminal cases. It's about procedural aspects.: choosing a measure of restraint, seizure and attachment of physical evidence. On the other hand, more broadly, for some crimes, which qualify as illegal acts, the legislator provides for the possibility for persons who stumble for the first time to pay a fine and “repent”. In particular, on many articles, listed in Art.. 76.1 CC RF, exemption from criminal liability is expected in case of full payment of the amount of damage and a fine. This is a serious financial punishment..

"Thus, liberalization does not imply indulgence for business. In matters of decriminalization and liberalization of the Criminal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure of the Russian Federation, emphasis should be placed on the balance of public and private interests, taking into account financial and legal consequences in the future.. One of the important aspects is the improvement of the mechanisms of the criminal process, including digital transformation", - said Ekaterina Avdeeva.


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