About the prohibition of giving and receiving gifts
Due to the forthcoming New Year's and Christmas holidays we remind of the need to respect the prohibition of giving and receiving gifts.
Provisions of anti-corruption legislation and the Civil Code of the Russian Federation contain a prohibition on donation of gifts to the persons holding government and municipal offices, state and municipal employees, employees of certain organizations, as well as on receiving gifts in connection with their official (service) duties.
Exceptions are gifts that are received in connection with protocol events, official business trips, other official events and have to be handed in.
Receiving a present in other cases is a violation of the prohibition; it creates the conditions for a conflict of interests, calls into question the objectivity of this person’s decisions and shall be liable under the legislation, up to dismissal due to loss of trust, and when the gift is regarded as a bribe - criminal liability.