In the Kremlin explained the position on the return of the death penalty


RIA Novosti

The Russian authorities do not discuss the return of the death penalty. This statement was made by press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov. The words of the representative of the Kremlin, reports TASS.

“No. Such discussions in the Kremlin is not” — said Peskov.

Vladimir Putin during a straight line said that “is what will be the result of the referendum” to abolish the moratorium on the death penalty.

“I can imagine what will be the result of the referendum. However, there is raised the question, not whether to apply the death penalty to murderers”, — said the President.

Putin joked in response to a question about the difficulty of obtaining the hectares of land in the far East, that “a hundred years ago, I (Peter) Stolypin with his primitive tools of such errors was not.” The head of state said that in modern Russia there is no death penalty, but added, “though sometimes… well, you know what I mean”.

8 June, the head of the Duma Committee on security and combating corruption Vasily Piskarev took the initiative to restore the death penalty in Russia for terrorists. In 1997, Russia signed Protocol No. 6 to the Convention for the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms. According to the agreement, the death penalty is prohibited. Since the signing in Russia the moratorium on the death penalty. In 2009 the constitutional court of Russia made the decision on impossibility of application of the death penalty, which de facto means its abolition. The last time capital punishment was used in Russia on 2 August 1996 in relation to to serial killer Sergey Golovkin.

June 15 hosted the 15-th straight line of Vladimir Putin. The head of state was sent about two million questions. Communication with journalists and citizens lasted four hours.