MOSCOW (QHA) -

The Russian State Duma has declared amnesty over the 20th anniversary of the Russian Constitution and amnesty is expected to apply to about 25,000 people. The Lower Chamber passed on Wednesday in the final reading a relevant resolution initiated by the President, KyivPost reports.

The document stipulates releasing and relieving of criminal liability less socially protected convicts, some categories of suspects and people, who have certain merits to Russia.

These are people, who committed crimes while being under 18 years old, women with small children, pregnant women, pensioners, people with 1st and 2nd group disabilities, people, who participated in liquidating the consequences of the Chernobyl disaster, servicemen, employees of the Russian Interior Ministry and criminal and penitentiary bodies and individuals, who participated in battles or actions to protect the homeland.

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