Denis Ezhov


The text of a draft bill criminalizing compliance with anti-Russian sanctions started circulating via unofficial sources on April 5, 2022. According to the media, it was submitted to the Russian State Duma (lower chamber of Parliament) on April 4, 2022. Currently, Article 201 of the Russian Criminal Code “Abuse of Authority” provides for liability of executives of companies who (a) use their authority against the company’s interests and (b) receive personal gains for themselves or…