Counteraction To The Extremist Activity – An Important Aspect Of Ensuring National Security

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  • Sergey V. Borisov - Doctor of Philosophy (Law), Associate Professor, Leading Researcher of the Scientific Research Institute of the Academy of the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation, Associate Professor of the Department of Legal Disciplines at the Academic International Institute;
  • Anastasiya S. Vasnecova - Leading Researcher of the Scientific Research Institute of the Academy of the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation
Abstract: 

In the present article key questions of counteraction to the extremist activity at the present stage of the Russian state development are considered. Special attention is paid by authors to the analysis of the key aspects of the law enforcement agencies work. Authors prove that suppression of distribution of extremist materials continues to remain an important aspect. Authors analyze the extremist materials federal list and tendency of the extremist ideas in the Internet movement and concentration. As of January 01, 2014 extremist materials federal list consisted of 2201 materials. Its analysis shows tendency of the extremist ideas movement and concentration in the Internet. In the year 2013 there were 375 criminal cases on such facts (in the year 2012 – 231). The most number of specified materials are most widespread in social networks, such as "VKontakte" (146), "Odnoklasniki" (21), and also on another information resources in the Internet. The problem of instigation of youth to extremist activity, including for the purposes of its involvement into the preparation and holding of the illegal mass protest actions becomes the most actual. In the course of the research authors, along with own experience, rely on opinions of jurists, and also opinions of other persons. In the conclusion authors come to the decision that effective counteraction of extremist activity is possible only in the presence of sufficient legal support of fight against extremism and terrorism process, guarantees of practical realization of the legislative establishments directed against extremist and terrorist manifestations is drawn; at joint efforts of all society and public authorities.

Keywords: 

extremism, prevention, counteraction, terrorism, threat, international relations, national security, Russia, Russian Federation.

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