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CODE
OF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFENCES
OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION
NO. 195-FZ OF DECEMBER 30, 2001

(excerpts)

Chapter 5. Administrative Offences Encroaching Upon
Citizens' Rights


Article 5.1. Violation of a Citizen's Right to Familiarize Themselves with a List of Voters
or of Participants of a Referendum
Violation of a citizen's right to familiarized themselves with a list of voters or of
participants of a referendum, or failure to consider within the term established by the laws an
application concerning an error in the list of voters or participants of a referendum, or the refusal
to issue to a citizen an answer in writing about the reason for rejecting his application for
introduction of a correction to a list of voters or participants of a referendum - shall entail the
imposition of an administrative fine in the amount of one thousand to one thousand five hundred
roubles.


Article 5.2. Abolished.


Article 5.3. Default on Performance of a Decision of an Electoral Commission or a
Referendum Commission. Default on Provision of Information and Materials on
Request of an Electoral Commission or a Referendum Commission
1. Failure to carry out a decision of an election committee or a referendum committee
taken within the scope of jurisdiction thereof -
shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on officials in the amount of one
thousand to two thousand roubles and on legal entities in the amount of ten thousand to twenty
thousand roubles.
2. Default - by state bodies, local self-government bodies, public associations or
organisations, irrespective of their form of ownership, including organisations responsible for
television and/or radio broadcasting, the editorial boards of a periodical press edition as well as
officials of such bodies and organisations - on the provision to an electoral commission or a
referendum commission of information and materials requested by the commission in
accordance with a law or provision of such information and materials in breach of the term
established by a law, except for the cases envisaged by Article 5.4 and Part 1 of Article 5.17 of
the present Code, -
shall cause the imposition of an administrative fine on officials in an amount one
thousand to two thousand roubles; or on legal entities from ten thousand to fifteen thousand
roubles.


Article 5.4. Violation of the Procedure for Submitting Data on Voters or Referendum
Participants
Violation of the procedure for submitting data on voters or referendum participants
established by laws, or submission of unreliable data on voters or referendum participants to
appropriate election committees by the official responsible for it under laws -
shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on officials in the amount of one
thousand to five thousand roubles.

Article 5.5. Violation of the Procedure for Participation of the Mass Media in the
Informational Support of Elections and Referendums
1. Violation by the editor-in-chief, or by the editorial board of a mass medium, or by an
organization engaged in TV and (or) radio broadcasting, or by another organization engaged in
the production or dissemination of a mass medium, of the procedure for publishing
(promulgating) materials connected with the preparation and holding of elections and
referendums, including propaganda materials, as well as violation during an election campaign
or a referendum campaign of the procedure for publishing (promulgating) said materials in the
information-telecommunication networks to which access is not restricted to a certain circle of
persons -
shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens in the amount of five
hundred to two thousand five hundred roubles, on officials in the amount of one thousand to five
thousand roubles and on legal entities in the amount of thirty thousand to one hundred
thousand roubles.
2. Default - by a state or municipal organisation responsible for television and/or radio
broadcasting, the editorial board of periodical state or municipal press edition - on provision
free-of-charge to an electoral commission or a referendum commission or equally within the
term established by a law of access to broadcast time, publication for the purpose of informing
the electorate or participants in a referendum, for answering citizens' questions, announcing
decisions and acts of an electoral or referendum commission as well as placement of the other
information form the publication of which there is a provision in the legislation on elections and
referendums, -
shall cause the imposition of an administrative fine on officials in an amount of three
thousand to four thousand roubles; or on legal entities from twenty thousand to thirty thousand
roubles.

Article 5.6. Violation of the Rights of a Member of an Election Committee, Referendum
Committee, of an Observer, of a Foreign (International) Observer, of an Agent or
Authorized Representative of a Candidate, Election Association, of a Member or
an Authorized Representative of the Initiative Group for Holding a Referendum,
of Other Group of a Referendum Participants or of a Representative of a Mass
Media
1. Violation of the rights of a member of an election committee, referendum committee, of
an observer, of a foreign (international) observer, of an agent or authorized representative of a
candidate, election association, of a member or an authorized representative of the initiative
group for holding a referendum, of another group of referendum participants or of a
representative of a mass medium to keep a look-out and to receive in due time information and
copies of election documents and referendum documents whose receipt is provided for by laws
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shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens in the amount of five
hundred to one thousand roubles and on officials in the amount of one thousand to two
thousand roubles.
2. The issuance to the persons specified in Part 1 of the present Article, by the chairman,
deputy chairman or another member of an electoral commission or referendum commission who
has a right of crucial vote, of an attested copy of minutes of the electoral commission or
referendum commission on the results of voting, on the results of election or of referendum as
containing information that does not match the information contained in the first copy of the
minutes, or the attestation of minutes by the chairman, deputy chairman, secretary or another
member of an electoral commission or referendum commission who has a right of crucial vote in
breach of provisions of a law, -
shall cause the imposition of an administrative fine in an amount of one thousand five
hundred to two thousand roubles.

Article 5.7. Refusal to Allow a Person to Go on Leave to Participate in Elections or in a
Referendum
The refusal of an employer to allow a registered candidate, an agent of a registered
candidate, of an election association to go on leave, provided for by the law, for canvassing or
exercising any other activity provided for by the law, which can conduce the election of the
registered candidate or list of candidates, as well as the refusal of an employer to excuse from
work, in the procedure established by the law, a member of an election committee or of a
referendum committee for participation in the preparation and conduct of elections or of a
referendum -
shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine in the amount of one thousand five
hundred to two thousand roubles.

Article 5.8. Violating the Procedure for, and Terms of, Waging an Election Campaign
and a Referendum Campaign by an Organization Engaged in Broadcasting over
TV and Radio Channels and in Periodicals Which Are Provided for by the Laws
on Elections and Referendums
Violating by a candidate, an election association, a member or an authorized
representative of the initiative group for holding a referendum, by another group of referendum
participants, or another person authorized to act of behalf of a candidate, an election
association, or drawn by said persons to wage an election campaign, or by the person holding a
state post or an elective municipal post, the procedure for, and terms of, waging an election or
referendum campaign by organizations engaged in broadcasting over TV and radio channels
and in periodicals, which are provided for by the laws on elections and referendums -
shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens in the amount of one
thousand to two thousand five hundred roubles, on officials in the amount of two thousand to
five thousand roubles, on election associations and on other legal entities in the amount of
twenty thousand to one hundred thousand roubles.

Article 5.9. Violating the Terms and Conditions for Advertising and Other Types of
Activity during an Election Campaign
Violating the terms and conditions for advertising and other types of activity of
candidates, or of registered candidates, or of election associations, or of other persons and
organisations whose advertising and other types of activity are subject to the requirements and
limitations provided for by the laws on elections and referendums -
shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens in the amount of one
thousand to one thousand five hundred roubles, on officials in the amount of two thousand to
three thousand roubles and on legal entities in the amount of twenty thousand to thirty thousand
roubles.

Article 5.10. Waging an Election Campaign or a Referendum Campaign Not Within the
Time Period Intended for It and in Places Where It Is Prohibited by the Laws on
Elections and Referendums
Waging an election campaign and a referendum campaign not within the time period
intended for it or at places where it is prohibited by the laws of elections and referendums -
shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens in the amount of one
thousand to one thousand five hundred roubles, on officials in the amount of two thousand to
five thousand roubles and on legal entities in the amount of twenty thousand to one hundred
thousand roubles.

Article 5.11. Waging an Election Campaign or a Referendum Campaign by Persons
Whose Participation Therein Is Prohibited by Federal Laws
Waging an election campaign or a referendum campaign by persons whose participation
therein is prohibited by federal laws, as well as drawing to the conduct of an election campaign
or a referendum campaign persons who are under 18 years old as on the polling day in the
forms and by the methods prohibited by a federal law -
shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens in the amount of one
thousand to one thousand five hundred roubles, on officials in the amount of two thousand to
three thousand roubles and on legal entities in the amount of twenty thousand to thirty thousand
roubles.

Article 5.12. Production, Distribution or Placement of Agitation Materials in Breach of
Provisions of the Legislation on Elections and Referendums
1. Producing or disseminating, within the period of preparation or holding of elections or a
referendum, of printed or audio-visual propaganda materials which do not contain the
information established by federal laws on their circulation, the date of issue, payment for the
production thereof out of a relevant electoral fund or referendum fund, on the name, legal
address and taxpayer identification number of the organisation or on the surname, first name,
patronymic and residence of the person that has produced these printed or audiovisual
materials, as well as on the denomination of the organization or on the surname, first name and
patronymic of the person that has ordered production of these printed or audio-visual
propaganda materials, production of printed or audio-visual propaganda materials where said
data is not indicated in the correct way, production or dissemination of printed, audiovisual or
other propaganda materials containing business advertising or without paying in advance for it
at the expense of an appropriate election fund or referendum fund, dissemination of printed,
audiovisual and other propaganda materials without submitting their copy or photo to an
appropriate election committee or referendum committee together with the data on the location
(residence address) of the organization (person) that has produced and ordered these
materials, as well as dissemination of printed, audiovisual and other propaganda materials in
defiance of the requirements of laws with regard to the use therein of an individual's image or
remarks of an individual on a candidate, an election association -
shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens in the amount of one
thousand to one thousand five hundred roubles, on officials in the amount of two thousand to
three thousand roubles and on legal entities in the amount of fifty thousand to one hundred
thousand roubles.
2. The placement of printed agitation materials in places where it is prohibited by a
federal law or the placement of such materials on premises, in buildings, on structures and other
installations without a permission of the owners or possessors of these facilities -
shall cause the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens from five hundred to one
thousand roubles; on officials from one thousand five hundred to two thousand roubles; on legal
entities from twenty thousand to thirty thousand roubles.

Article 5.13. Failure to Provide an Opportunity for Promulgating a Reputation or Some
Other Explanation in Defence of One's Honour, Dignity or Business Reputation
Default on the provision - until the end of pre-electoral agitation term - of an opportunity
to announce (publish) a denunciation or another explanation intended to protect the honour,
dignity or business reputation of a registered candidate, the business reputation of an electoral
association if materials have been announced (published) in the mass medial that are capable
to damage the honour, dignity or business reputation of the registered candidate, the business
reputation of the electoral association when the provision of such an opportunity is compulsory
in accordance with a federal law -
shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on officials in the amount of two
thousand to three thousand roubles and on legal entities in the amount of ten thousand to
twenty thousand roubles.

Article 5.14. Willful Elimination or Damage of Printed Materials Relating to Elections or a
Referendum
Willful elimination or damage of informational or agitational materials put up, in
compliance with the law, on buildings, or constructions, or other objects with the consent of their
owner or proprietor in the course of an election campaign, of the preparation or conduct of a
referendum, or making inscriptions or pictures on informational or agitational printed materials -
shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine in the amount of five hundred to one
thousand roubles.

Article 5.15. Violation of the Procedure and Time Established by the Legislation on
Elections and Referenda for Notifying the Election Commission about the Fact of
Furnishing Premises and of the Right to Being Furnished with Premises for
Meetings with Electors and Participants of a Referendum
1. Violation of the procedure and time established by the legislation on elections and
referenda for notifying the election commission about the fact of furnishing a registered
candidate, an election association, an initiative group for conducting a referendum or another
group of participants of a referendum for meetings with electors or participants of the
referendum with state or municipally owned premises or premises owned by an organisation in
whose authorised (reserve) capital the share (contribution) of the Russian Federation, subjects
of the Russian Federation and/or municipal formations exceeds 30 per cent as on the day of
official publishing (publication) of the decision on appointing the elections or official publication
of the decision on appointing the referendum, about the conditions on which the premises were
furnished, and also about when such premises may be furnished during the agitation period to
other registered candidates, election associations, the initiative group for the conduct of the
referendum, or other group of participants of the referendum, -
shall entail imposition of an administrative fine on officials in an amount of two thousand
to three thousand roubles.
2. Violation of the right, established by the legislation on elections and referenda, of a
registered candidate, an election association, an initiative group for conducting a referendum or
another group of participants of a referendum to be furnished, for meetings with electors or
participants of the referendum, with state or municipally owned premises or premises owned by
an organisation in whose authorised (reserve) capital the share (contribution) of the Russian
Federation, subjects of the Russian Federation and/or municipal formations exceeds 30 per
cent as on the day of official publishing (publication) of the decision on appointing the elections
or official publication of the decision on appointing the referendum, or violation of equal
conditions for furnishing such premises, -
shall entail imposition of an administrative fine on officials in an amount of three thousand
to five thousand roubles.

Article 5.16. Tampering with Electors and Referendum Participants or Exercising during
an Election Campaign or a Referendum Campaign Charitable Activities in
Defiance of the Laws on Elections and Referendums
Tampering with electors or referendum participants where these actions do not contain a
criminally punishable deed, or exercising charitable activities in defiance of the laws on elections
and referendums -
shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens in the amount of two
thousand to two thousand five hundred roubles, on officials in the amount of three thousand to
four thousand roubles and on legal entities in the amount of thirty thousand to fifty thousand
roubles.


Article 5.17. Failure to Present or Publish a Report or Data on Receiving and Spending
the Assets Allocated to the Preparation and Holding of Elections or a
Referendum
1. Failure of candidate, a person who has been a candidate, a person elected a deputy
or to any other elective office, or of an election association, a referendum initiative group, or
other group of referendum participants or of a credit organization to present in due time a report,
data on the sources and amount of funds remitted to the election fund, a referendum fund and
on all outlays related to waging an election campaign or a referendum campaign, submission
under laws of incomplete data on it or submission of an unreliable report and data -
shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on the candidate, on the person who
has been a candidate, on the person elected a deputy or to any other elective office, on the
authorized representative in charge of financial matters of the election association, a
referendum initiative group, other group of referendum participants, on the official of the credit
organization, in the amount of two thousand to two thousand five hundred roubles.
2. Non-presentation, incomplete presentation or untimely presentation, which are not
provided for by laws, by the chairman of an election committee or of a referendum committee to
mass media of information for publishing data on receiving and spending assets of election
funds, referendum funds or financial reports of candidates, registered candidates, election
associations
shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine in the amount of one thousand to two
thousand roubles.


Article 5.18. Illegal Use of Funds in Financing an Electoral Campaign of a Candidate or
Electoral Association, Financing the Activity of a Group Initiating a Referendum
or Another Group of Participants in a Referendum
The use in financing their electoral campaign or a referendum campaign, by a candidate,
electoral association, a group initiating a referendum or another group of participants in a
referendum, of funds that have not been remitted to an electoral fund or referendum fund or of
funds that have come into an electoral fund or referendum fund in breach of the legislation on
election and referendums, and equally the spending, by other persons for the purpose of
attaining a certain result in elections or referendum, of funds that have not been remitted to an
electoral fund or referendum fund, unless these actions are deemed an action subject to
criminal prosecution, or exceeding the maximum limits set by a law on the spending of
resources of an electoral fund or referendum fund or spending of resources of an electoral fund
or referendum fund for purposes other than envisaged by the legislation on elections and
referendums -
shall cause the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens in an amount of two
thousand to two thousand five hundred roubles; or on legal entities from thirty thousand to one
hundred thousand roubles.

Article 5.19. Using Illegal Material Support in Financing an Electoral Campaign or a
Referendum Campaign
The use - in an electoral campaign, in the preparation and conduct of a referendum by an
electoral association, a group initiating a referendum or another group of participants in a
referendum, by their authorised financial representatives for the purpose of attaining a certain
result in elections or a referendum without a compensation on the account of the relevant
electoral fund or referendum fund - of a material support provided by citizens, legal entities,
branches thereof, representative offices and other units of legal entities, except for the use by
an electoral association that has announced a list of candidates, without payment out of an
electoral fund of immovable and movable property (except for securities, printed matter and
expendable supplies) which is in its use as of the date of official announcement (publication) of
the decision to hold elections and also the use of an anonymous material support, unless these
actions are deemed an action subject to criminal prosecution,
shall cause the imposition of an administrative fine on the candidate, on the person that
has been a candidate, the authorised financial representative of the candidate, of the electoral
association, the group initiating the referendum, the other group of participants in the
referendum in an amount of two thousand to two thousand five hundred roubles and
confiscation of the object of the administrative offence; on the electoral association from ten
thousand to twenty thousand roubles and confiscation of the object of the administrative offence.

Article 5.20. Illegal Financing of an Electoral Campaign or Referendum Campaign,
Provision of a Material Support Prohibited by Law, Performance of Works,
Provision of Services or Goods in Connection with Elections or a Referendum
Free of Charge or at Unreasonably Low (High) Prices
The provision of a financial support to the electoral campaign of a candidate, electoral
association, to the activity of a group initiating a referendum, another group of participants in a
referendum apart from their electoral funds, referendum funds or the performance of works,
provision of services or goods by legal entities, branches, representative offices and other units
thereof free of charge or at unreasonably low (high) prices in connection with elections or a
referendum as aimed at attaining a certain result in the elections, initiating a referendum,
attaining a certain results in the referendum or the performance of paid works, provision of
goods, paid services aimed at attaining a certain result at the elections, initiating a referendum,
attaining a certain result at the referendum without a documented consent of the candidate or
his authorised financial representative, authorised financial representative of the electoral
association, of the group initiating a referendum, of another group of participants in the
referendum and without paying being made out of the relevant electoral fund, referendum fund
or the making of contributions in an electoral fund or referendum fund through fictitious persons
or the provision of a material support to a candidate, group initiating a referendum or another
group of participants in a referendum for conducting the electoral campaign or referendum
campaign aimed at attaining a certain results in the elections or referendum without a
compensation on the account of the relevant electoral fund or referendum fund, unless these
actions are subject to criminal prosecution,
shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens in the amount of one
thousand to one thousand five hundred roubles, on officials in the amount of two thousand to
three thousand roubles and on legal entities in the amount of twenty thousand to thirty thousand
roubles accompanied by confiscation of the subject of the offence.

Article 5.21. Untimely Transfer of Assets to Election Committees, Referendum
Committees, Candidates, Election Associations, Referendum Initiative Groups,
Other Groups of Referendum Participants
Failure to transfer, as well as transfer in violation of the term established by laws, by the
executive body or a local self-government body vested with the appropriate authority to transfer
assets, by a credit organization or a post-office, assets to election committees, referendum
committees, candidates, election associations, referendum initiative groups or other referendum
participants -
shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on officials in the amount of three
thousand to five thousand roubles.
The provisions of Article 5.22 of this Code (in the wording of Federal Law No. 263-FZ of
October 4, 2010) shall apply to the legal relations arising in connection with holding elections
and referendums appointed after the date of entry into force of the said Federal Law

Article 5.22. Unlawful Issuance and Obtainment of a Ballot Paper or a Voting Paper for a
Referendum
1. The issuance by a member of an election committee or of a referendum committee of
a ballot paper or a voting paper for a referendum to a citizen for the purpose of providing
him/her with an opportunity to vote instead of a voter or a referendum participant, in particular
for another voter or referendum participant, or to vote more than once in the course of the same
ballot, or the issuance to a citizen of a filled-in ballot paper or a voting paper for a referendum -
shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine in the amount of two thousand to three
thousand five hundred roubles.
2. Receiving a ballot paper or a voting paper for a referendum from an election
committee or from a referendum committee for the purpose of voting instead of a voter or a
referendum participant, in particular for another voter or referendum participant -
shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine in the amount of one thousand five
hundred roubles to three thousand roubles.

Article 5.23. Concealing the Remains of Issued Voting Papers and of Issued
Referendum Voting Papers
Concealing the remains of issued voting papers and of issued referendum voting papers
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shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens in the amount of one
thousand five hundred to two thousand five hundred roubles, on officials in the amount of three
thousand to four thousand roubles and on legal entities in the amount of thirty thousand to fifty
thousand roubles.

Article 5.24. Breach of Law-Established Procedure for Counting Votes, Determining the
Results of Elections or a Referendum, Procedure for Drawing Up Minutes on the
Results of Voting Bearing the Annotation "Repeated" or "Repeated Vote Count"
1. A breach - by the chairman or a member of an electoral commission or a referendum
commission - of the procedure for counting votes established by a law or the procedure for
processing the results of voting or for determining the results of elections or a referendum
established by a law -
shall cause the imposition of an administrative fine in an amount five hundred to one
thousand five hundred roubles.
2. A breach - by the chairman or a member of an electoral commission or a referendum
commission - of the procedure for drawing up minutes on the results of voting bearing the
annotation "Repeated" or "Repeated Vote Count" established by a federal law -
shall cause the imposition of an administrative fine in an amount of one thousand five
hundred to two thousand roubles.

Article 5.25. Non-Submission of Data about the Results of Voting or the Results of
Elections
1. Non-submission or untimely submission by the chairman of a district election
committee or of a referendum committee of information about the results of voting to voters, or
to registered candidates, or to election associations, or to observers, or to foreign (international)
observers, or to representatives of the mass media -
shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine in the amount of five hundred to one
thousand roubles.
2. The same offence committed by the chairman of a territorial election committee or of a
referendum committee, as well as violation by him of the terms for submitting data, or
submission of incomplete data about the results of voting in the course of elections or a
referendum to the mass media for publication -
shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine in the amount of one thousand to two
thousand roubles.
3. The offence provided for by Part 1 of this Article, if committed by the chairman of a
circuit election committee or of a referendum committee, as well as violation by him of the terms
of submitting data, or submission of incomplete data about the results of voting or the results of
a referendum to the mass media for publication -
shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine in the amount of two thousand to three
thousand roubles.
4. The offence provided for by Part 3 of this Article, if committed by the chairman of an
election committee or a referendum committee of a subject of the Russian Federation -
shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine in the amount of three thousand to four
thousand roubles.
5. The offence provided for by Part 3 of this Article, if committed by the Chairman of the
Central Election Committee of the Russian Federation -
shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine in the amount of four thousand to five
thousand roubles.

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Article 5.45. Taking Advantage of an Individual's Office or Official Position During an
Election Campaign or a Referendum Campaign
Taking by a person occupying a state or municipal office, or being on state or municipal
service or being a member of an organisation's managerial body, irrespective of the form of
ownership (a member of the body charged with directing the activity of an organisation if the
organisation's supreme managerial body is a meeting), except for a political party, advantage of
their offices or official positions for the purpose of nominating and (or) supporting a candidate or
a list of candidates, for initiating and (or) supporting the holding of a referendum, for receiving
one or another answer to the question (questions) of a referendum -
shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine in the amount of three thousand to five
thousand roubles.

Article 5.46. Forging Signatures of Electors and Referendum Participants
Forging signatures of electors and referendum participants collected in support of
nominating a candidate, a list of candidates, the initiative of holding a referendum, as well as
attesting wittingly forged signatures (voter's lists) by the person engaged in collecting electors'
signatures, or by an authorized person, where these actions do not contain a criminally
punishable deed -
shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine in the amount of two thousand to two
thousand five hundred roubles.

Article 5.47. Collecting Signatures of Electors and Referendum Participants at
Unauthorized Places, as Well as Collecting Signatures by the Persons Whose
Participation Therein Is Prohibited by Federal Laws
Participation of state power bodies, bodies of local self-government, governing bodies of
organizations irrespective of the form of ownership, of institutions, members of election
committees enjoying the rights of the casting vote in the collection of electors' signatures in
support of nominating a candidate or a list of candidates, in the collection of signatures in
support of referendum participants, in support of the initiative of holding a referendum, as well
as collection of signatures at working places, at the place of study, in the course and at the
places of paying wages, pensions, benefits and making other social payments, and also when
charitable aid is provided -
shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens in the amount of one
thousand to two thousand roubles, on officials in the amount of two thousand to three thousand
roubles and on legal entities in the amount of ten thousand to twenty thousand roubles.

Article 5.48. Violating the Rights of Registered Candidates, Election Associations,
Referendum Initiative Groups or Other Groups of Referendum Participants,
When Assigning Areas for Placing Propaganda Materials
A breach of the rights of registered candidates, electoral associations, groups initiating a
referendum, other groups of participants in a referendum to place canvassing materials at a
facility under state or municipal ownership or under the ownership of an organisation having in
its charter (contributed) capital a share (stake) belonging to the Russian Federation, a subject of
the Russian Federation and/or a municipal formation as of the date of official announcement
(publication) of the decision on conducting the elections, registering the group initiating the
referendum that exceeds 30 per cent, and equally a breach - by organisations providing
advertisement services - of the terms of placement of canvassing materials -
shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on officials in the amount of two
thousand five hundred to three thousand roubles and on legal entities in the amount of twenty
thousand to thirty thousand roubles.

Article 5.49. Breach of a Ban on Conducting Lotteries and Other Gambling During an
Electoral Campaign or a Referendum Campaign That Are Relating to the
Elections or the Referendum
A breach of a ban on conducting - during an electoral campaign or a referendum
campaign - lotteries and other gambling in which the getting of a prise or participation in the
drawing of lots depends on the results of voting, the results of the elections or the referendum or
which are otherwise relating to the elections or the referendum, -
shall cause the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens in an amount of two
thousand to two thousand five hundred roubles; on officials from three thousand to five
thousand roubles; on legal entities from thirty thousand to fifty thousand roubles.

Article 5.50. Violating the Rules of Transferring Assets Contributed to an Election Fund
or a Referendum Fund
Failure to return to a donator within the time period established by the laws on elections
and referendums, donations (a part thereof) transferred to an election fund or a referendum
fund in defiance of the requirements of the laws on elections and referendums, or failure to
transfer within said term for the benefit of an appropriate budget donations contributed by
anonymous donators, -
shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on the candidate, on the persons who
have been a candidate, on the person elected a deputy, on the authorized representative in
charge of financial matters of a referendum initiative group or on another group of referendum
participants in the amount of one thousand to two thousand roubles, on an election association
from ten thousand to thirty thousand roubles.

Article 5.51. Breach of the Rules for Producing Agitation Printed Matter by an
Organisation or an Individual Entrepreneur Performing the Work of, or Providing
the Services of, Producing Agitation Printed Matter
The performance of the work of, or the provision of the services of, producing agitation
printed matter by an organisation or individual entrepreneur without a prior publication of the
information on the amount and other terms of payment for these works or services as required
by a law -
shall cause the imposition of an administrative fine on officials in an amount of one
thousand to two thousand roubles; on legal entities from ten thousand to twenty thousand
roubles.

Article 5.52. Non-Compliance of an Empowered Person with the Legislative Provisions
on Elections Concerning the Provision of Equal Opportunities to Candidates and
Electoral Associations for Conducting Public Agitation Events
The non-compliance of an official empowered for doing so with the provisions that require
that equal opportunities be provided to registered candidates and electoral associations for
conducting public agitation events in cases when the provision of such opportunities is required
by a law, or another violation of the rights of a registered candidate or electoral association
envisaged by a law when they perform these events -
shall cause the imposition of an administrate fine in an amount of three thousand to five
thousand roubles.

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Article 5.56. Breach of the Procedure and Term for Filing and Preserving Documents
Relating to the Preparation and Conduct of Elections or a Referendum
1. The default by the chairman, deputy chairman or secretary of an electoral commission
or a referendum commission on filing documents with a higher electoral commission or
referendum commission in connection with the preparation and conduct of elections or a
referendum or the filing of such documents in breach of the term established by a law -
shall cause the imposition of an administrative fine in an amount of two thousand to five
thousand roubles.
2. The destructing of documents that are related to the preparation and conduct of
elections or a referendum before the expiry of their preservation term, and also a breach of the
established procedure for the destruction of such documents -
shall cause the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens in an amount of one
thousand five hundred to two thousand roubles; on officials from two thousand to five thousand
roubles.

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Article 5.58. Breaking the Procedure for Issuance of an Absentee Ballot Established by
the Legislation on Elections and Referendums and Failure to Satisfy the Demand
for Its Withdrawal. Wittingly Using a False Absentee Ballot
1. Breaking the procedure for issuance of an absentee ballot established by the
legislation on elections and referendums or failure to satisfy the demand to withdraw an
absentee ballot or the tear-off card of an absentee ballot when including a voter or a referendum
participant in a list of voters or of referendum participants on the basis of the absentee -
ballot shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine in the amount of one thousand
to two thousand five hundred roubles.
2. Wittingly using a false absentee -
ballot shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine in the amount of one thousand
five hundred to three thousand roubles.

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