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Are Putin's constitution amendments legal?

Speaking strictly from a legal standpoint, what can be said on the issue? Strictly speaking, the Constitutional Court is the top authority on the legality of anything. One can speculate as much as ...
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Are Putin's constitution amendments legal?

I don't know what reports are claiming it's "probably unlawful/illegal" and why when the Russian constitution states: The Constitutional Assembly shall either confirm the invariability of the ...
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Would "Stop a Douchebag" be legal in the US? Why is it legal in Russia?

It is definitely illegal in Russia as well, but the police will do nothing. Previous activity of this group included forcefully attacking people who tried to speak to a girl who disliked it and ...
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What's the legality of someone running their own anti-Russian cyber-offensive?

This is wire fraud and punishable by up to 20 years in prison. Whoever, having devised or intending to devise any scheme or artifice to defraud, or for obtaining money or property by means of false ...
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Would "Stop a Douchebag" be legal in the US? Why is it legal in Russia?

In the U.S.A. we have criminal and civil liabilities. If a person parked illegally and got violent with someone who told them they were parked illegally then they would possibly be liable criminally ...
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Can disabling Windows 10 updates be considered a crime?

I don't know anything about Russian law, but from a U.S. perspective I'd say your analysis -- of both EULA interpretation and tiny-dick syndrome -- would be spot-on.
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I am an American about to marry a Russian girl in Russia. Do I need a pre-nup?

Choice of Law The place where you get married is irrelevant to the question of whether or not you need a pre-nuptial agreement. What matters is where you intend to live once you get married. A pre-...
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Was defamation legal in Russian empire in the 19th century?

Russian law in the 19th century was probably derivative of Roman law which is explained at page 594 of this 1903 law review article, because almost all countries in continental Europe at the time ...
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Certificate that person is living with a dead man, is there any analogue in US?

I have never heard of anything like this. I guess when you say "registered in that place" you are referring to Russian resident registration. The US doesn't have such a system, so this sort of ...
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When is a war not illegal?

I figured, any war would be illegal, since an attack on a sovereign nation seems to me the opposite of a legal action. Strictly speaking, the very notion of legality only makes sense within the ...
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When is a war not illegal?

Legality vs. illegality is determined by the specific jurisdiction. Almost every nation can legally declare war, except Japan due to Art 9 of the Japanese Constitution (there is a "work-around&...
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Is Ikea required by Russian law to pay employees for the next 3 months, despite suspending all operations (sales, production) in Russia?

The legal requirement in Russia is to pay or to continue to employ workers for two months following the notice of a layoff. The three month period was probably chosen to put to rest questions about ...
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Is it legal to buy something online from Russia when they're currently under sanctions?

The short answer is generally yes, but also.... it depends. The long answer is also... it depends. The first question is what (or who) is actually being sanctioned, second who is impacted by the ...
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Could the US extradite the Russian Hackers?

Could the US extradite the Russian Hackers who started the cyber attack against the US private sector and US government agencies and departments? No. The United States and Russia do not have an ...
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Does the obligation to go to school during the pandemic violate my right to life?

There is no clear cross-jurisdictional answer to this question, and answering the question for Russia is extremely difficult for ordinary mortals (ask the Russian version of the ACLU, if there is such ...
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Is witchcraft legally punishable?

Any legal question that begins with the word "suppose" becomes an academic exercise. Acceptance of religious principle can be incorporated in law, but it can also be reversed by later ...
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Can an artist take away a unique character that was first visually displayed in a piece of artwork I commissioned from them and paid for?

It depends where this happened The basic rule of copyright is that the author/artist/creator owns the copyright. However, copyright law varies by country, for example: In the united-states the ...
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What are the laws of the sky over land?

Short answer, No. In the United State, all aircraft (even of other countries) may not have gambling devices onboard under title 49 SS 41311 An air carrier or foreign air carrier may not install, ...
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Russian law of extradition

The Russian Constitution Article 61(1) prohibits this, stating "The citizen of the Russian Federation may not be deported out of Russia or extradited to another state".
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Woman harrassment at Corporate workplace

Almost certainly not, but it's possible The vast majority of jurisdictions might allow this as a civil matter, and it will be a tough hill to climb then. Criminal prosecution is going to require a ...
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Is a resistance poisoning food a breach of the chemical weapons convention?

The stated facts for the questions Private Citizen of one country living in an area occupied by another country (Following: Occupied People) leave items that used to be food but are no longer after ...
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What license considerations are there when reproducing Soviet art?

The effective law will depend on the jurisdiction where it is sought to publish such works. In the US works first published in the 1940s through the 1970s are protected for 95 years after publication, ...
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What license considerations are there when reproducing Soviet art?

According to the Civil Code a.1281, exclusive rights on the work belong to its author until 70 years (or 74 years if the author worked during WW2 or participated in WW2) after the year of their death (...
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A question about being owner of forum

I interpret this as a general information question about website liability law in Russia, and not a request for specific legal advice. Many questions depend on detailed knowledge of how the Russian ...
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Can an artist take away a unique character that was first visually displayed in a piece of artwork I commissioned from them and paid for?

It depends on where you are, among other things. In the US, if you commission an artist to make a work of art for money, as an "employee" the work is a "work for hire" unless your written contract ...
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Advocating for Russian presidential candidates

Not under U.S. law. I am not familiar with the election laws of Russia well enough to know.
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Document stating a person's ability to be an adoptive parent in Ireland

They would first need to get a Declaration of Eligibility and Suitability which can be obtained from the Adoption Authority of Ireland.
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