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MOSCOW, February 11 (Itar-Tass) – The issue of the restoration of capital punishment in Russia “is not discussed in practical terms, a source in the RF Presidential Administration told Itar-Tass.
“We do not comment on statements made by Kolokoltsev, the more so that the interior minister said that it was his personal opinion,” said the source.
“However, we stress that this issue is not discussed in practical terms,” he stated.
On Sunday, RF Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev in an interview with the NTV Itogovaya (week’s news digest) program called for the return of death penalty for those who committed inhuman and brutal crimes.
The minister at the same time stressed that thus he expressed his opinion as a private individual, not as the interior minister. “I risk to draw down on myself the anger of the opponents of death penalty, but, if not as a minister but as an ordinary citizen - I would not see anything wrong in its restoration for such criminals,” Kolokoltsev said, in particular, drawing attention to the different approaches to death penalty in Europe and the United States.