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Burnt dry grass could make it a felony

Date: June 17, 2024 Time: 07:31:47

It is not the first time that the authorities toughen the punishment for falling grass

Photo: Ivan MAKEEV

The Kremlin website published instructions from the president after a meeting with the government, where they discussed fighting the forest fires.

The most important of them concerns the deliberate burning of grass.

The Government was instructed to “consider the desirability of introducing amendments to the legislation of the Russian Federation providing for criminal liability for the intentional burning of dry vegetation and (or) forest plantations, regardless of the damage that has occurred.”

It is not the first time that the authorities toughen the punishment for falling grass. In 2015, this type of arson was officially banned across the country. The damage from fires has long been considered to far outweigh the benefits of removing thatch from fields.

In 2022, the fines for falling were increased several times:

15-30 thousand rubles for citizens.

20-40 thousand rubles for officials.

100-400 thousand rubles for legal entities.

Vladimir Putin also ordered to help the regions with the fight against fires.

Kurgan and Sverdlovsk regions will receive one-time payments to support citizens. These regions may have their own subdivisions of Avialesookhrana.

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Puck Henry
Puck Henry
Puck Henry is an editor for ePrimefeed covering all types of news.

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