FEDERAL LAW OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION of March 6, 2006 No. 35-FZ

(EXTRACT)

Counteraction against terrorism in the Russian Federation shall be based on the following fundamental principles:

1) ensuring and protecting fundamental civil and human rights and freedoms;

2) lawfulness;

3) priority of the protection of rights and legitimate interests of the persons running the danger of terrorism;

4) inevitability of punishment for the exercise of terrorist activity;

5) systematic approach and complex use of political, informational, propagandistic, socioeconomic, legal, special and other measures of counteraction against terrorism;

6) cooperation of the State with public and religious associations, international and other organizations, as well as with citizens, in counteraction against terrorism;

7) priority of preventive measures against terrorism;

8) undivided authority in directing attracted forces and facilities while conducting antiterrorist operations;

9) combination of public and private methods of counteraction against terrorism;

10) confidentiality of information concerning special means, techniques and tactics of taking measures against terrorism, as well as concerning the composition of their participants;

11) inadmissibility of political concessions to terrorists;

12) reduction to minimum and (or) liquidation of the consequences of terrorist manifestations; 2

13) adequacy of measures aimed at counteraction against terrorism to the degree of terrorist danger.