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unusualness of the factual content of legal relations. About the same percentage of respondents preferred to hide behind the law and observe it to the letter, being guided by considerations of their own personal benefit. Only 10 percent of the respondents expressed readiness to do anything to achieve a just outcome in the case, even to the point of exceeding the bounds of their authority and placing themselves in a difficult position.

In conclusion, it should be noted that it is very urgent and timely to analyze the problems of countering terrorism under high-tech conditions, with internal affairs agencies being among the key actors in this countering effort. Such an analysis will also promote overall improvement of the legislative base and will increase the effectiveness of the activities of the Russian Internal Affairs Ministry system as information technology becomes ever more important in society. This all takes on special significance as the international information space continues to expand. The problems that might arise as part of this process can at times take on the most unexpected forms. One example of this is the attempt to bring two Chelyabinsk hackers to punishment in the United States after the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted an operation to lure them out of Russia. In the current situation, Russian and U.S. law enforcement agencies, as the main actors in countering terrorism, are called upon to improve the procedures and methods of their work under high-tech conditions. They must not allow events to develop along “Chelyabinsk” lines, a situation that has given rise to a number of questions of a legal and moral-ethical nature in relations between the United States and Russia.

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