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FEDERAL LAW OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

of May 19, 1995 No. 80-FZ

About perpetuating of the Victory of the Soviet people in the Great Patriotic War of 1941 - 1945

(as amended on 01-07-2021)

Accepted by the State Duma on April 19, 1995

Proceeding from traditions of the people of Russia to store and protect memory of defenders of the Homeland, those who gave the lives in fight for its freedom and independence,

in view of that care of participants, of veterans and the victims of war is historical debt of society and state,

considering national, liberating nature of the Great Patriotic War, participation of the people of Europe in it and other continents, need of international cooperation for the purpose of maintenance of the universal peace and consent, non-admission of manifestations of fascism in any form,

this Federal Law is adopted.

Article 1. Victory Day

Day is on May 9 national holiday - the Victory Day. The Victory Day - non-working day is also annually celebrated by military parade and artillery salute.

Military parades with attraction of arms and military equipment, use of copies of official symbol of the Victory of the Soviet people in the Great Patriotic War - the Banner of Victory are held in the capital of the Russian Federation the city of Moscow, hero towns, and also in the cities where headquarters of military districts, the fleet, general armies and the Caspian flotilla are deployed. 

The artillery salute is made in hero towns, and also in the cities where headquarters of military districts, the fleet, general armies and the Caspian flotilla are deployed.

The procedure for holding the festive processions, meetings, meetings and demonstrations devoted to the Victory Day is determined in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation.

Article 2. Guard of honor at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the city of Moscow

In the capital of the Russian Federation the city of Moscow at the Eternal flame on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier the permanent post of guard of honor is established.

Article 3. About the state awards and other distinctions connected with events of the Great Patriotic War

The procedure for transfer, accounting, storage and exposition of the state awards and other distinctions connected with events of the Great Patriotic War is determined by the legislation of the Russian Federation on the state awards.

The state awards and other distinctions connected with events of the Great Patriotic War cannot be objects of alienation, except as specified, stipulated by the legislation the Russian Federation.

Violation of the law of the Russian Federation about the state awards and other distinctions connected with events of the Great Patriotic War attracts the criminal or administrative responsibility in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation.

Article 4. The state award of the Russian Federation of Marshall of the Soviet Union of G. K. Zhukov

This Federal Law establishes annual State award of the Russian Federation of Marshall of the Soviet Union of G. K. Zhukov for outstanding achievements in the field of military science and creation of military equipment, and also for the best literary works and arts devoted to the Great Patriotic War.

The size, procedure for award and delivery of the State award of the Russian Federation of Marshall of the Soviet Union of G. K. Zhukov are determined by the regulations on the State award of the Russian Federation of Marshall of the Soviet Union of G. K. Zhukov approved by the President of the Russian Federation.

Article 5. Monuments of the Great Patriotic War

The sculptural, architectural and other memorial constructions and objects immortalizing memory of events, of participants, of veterans and the victims of the Great Patriotic War belong to monuments of the Great Patriotic War.

Federal executive bodies, executive bodies of subjects of the Russian Federation and local government bodies are responsible for preserving monuments of the Great Patriotic War, their maintenance in the condition corresponding worthy and to respect for memory of the Victory of the Soviet people in the Great Patriotic War.

Preserving and restoration of monuments of the Great Patriotic War are provided with assignment from the federal budget for monuments of federal importance, budgets of subjects of the Russian Federation - on monuments of regional value and local budgets - on monuments of local (municipal) value, and also donations of physical persons and legal entities.

In the Russian Federation the monuments and other memorial constructions and objects immortalizing memory of the dead in the Great Patriotic War are constructed, remain and restored.

Article 6. Fight against manifestations of fascism

The most important direction of state policy of the Russian Federation on perpetuating of the Victory of the Soviet people in the Great Patriotic War is resolute fight against manifestations of fascism. The Russian Federation undertakes the obligation to take all necessary measures for prevention of creation and activities of the fascist organizations and movements in the territory.

In the Russian Federation use, including public demonstration, the Nazi attributes or symbolics or attributes or symbolics similar to extent of mixture to Nazi attributes or symbolics, and also the images of heads of the groups, the organizations or movements recognized criminal according to sentence of the International military tribunal for court and punishment of the chief war criminals of the European countries of axis (The Nuremberg tribunal) which are extremist materials as offending the multinational people and memory about the victims suffered in the Great Patriotic War is forbidden.

Promotion or public demonstration of attributes or the symbolics and also which are extremist materials of images of heads of the organizations cooperating with groups, the organizations, movements or persons, acknowledged criminal or guilty of making of crimes according to sentence of the International military tribunal for court and punishment of the chief war criminals of the European countries of axis (The Nuremberg tribunal) or the sentences of national, military or occupational tribunals based on sentence of the International military tribunal for court and punishment of the chief war criminals of the European countries of axis (The Nuremberg tribunal) or which are taken out in the period of the Great Patriotic War, World War II is forbidden.

Promotion or public demonstration of attributes or symbolics of the organizations (including foreign or international) denying the facts and conclusions established by sentence of the International military tribunal for court and punishment of the chief war criminals of the European countries of axis (The Nuremberg tribunal) or the sentences of national, military or occupational tribunals based on sentence of the International military tribunal for court and punishment of the chief war criminals of the European countries of axis (The Nuremberg tribunal) or which are taken out in the period of the Great Patriotic War, World War II is forbidden.

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