Psychics, fortune tellers, and magicians should carry criminal sanctions (up to imprisonment for the term up to 10 years) and to pay a fine in the amount up to one million rubles for fraud. These measures envisaged in the draft law developed in the State Duma, on «fraud in the sphere of occult and magical activities.» The author of the initiative of the Deputy Sergei Vostretsov. He noted that the bill will be discussed in the framework of the expert Council of «United Russia».
It is worth noting that the media regularly publishes information about citizens who were deceived by psychics on large sums of money. Sometimes we are talking about millions roubles. However, law enforcement officers can’t attract criminals, «with supernatural powers» to liability because the legislation does not have any law that reglamentary these illegal acts.
Vostretsov stated in the explanatory note to the document that currently market psychic «services» on the territory of Russia, according to experts, is more than two billion dollars. It therefore appears reasonable initiatives to prevent or limit this activity.