The article is devoted to the spread of religious extremism and its counteraction in the
penal system of the Russian Federation. The ratio of different points of view of theorists
on the topic of religious extremism is given. The article deals with the peculiarities of the
legal regulation of the constitutional right to freedom of religion and the activities of the
state to prevent and combat the spread of religious extremism in the penal system of
Russia. The article highlights the problem of recruitment of new members of extremist
and terrorist organizations and the spread of destructive religious teachings. The analysis
of the causes and consequences of the penetration of destructive religious organizations
into the penal institutions of the Russian Federation is carried out. Attention is drawn to
the specifics of the development of religious extremism characteristic of the penal system
of Russia, taking into account the impact of norms of criminal behavior on prisoners. The
duality of influence of religion as positive character is reflected, so examples of negative
influence of the destructive religious organizations on persons serving punishment and
the subsequent commission of illegal actions by them are given. The article deals with
the issues that reveal the features of the activities of prison staff with persons convicted
of crimes of extremist and terrorist nature. The possible ways of their solution, which the
staff of the penal system have to face in their daily activities are given.
Keywords: penal system of the Russian Federation; totalitarian sect; destructive
religious organization; religious extremism; national security of the Russian Federation
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