Reflection of the progress of information technologies in the content of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (on the example of the legislative definition of the subject of a bribe)

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Ogorodnikova N.V.
Candidate of Law, Assistant professor
Professor of the Criminal law and criminology department
Kuban State University

Konovalov A.K.
Postgraduate student of the Criminal law and criminology department
Kuban State University

Annotation: This article analyzes the approaches to understanding bribery that have developed in science and practice, and also substantiates the need to expand the definition of this subject of crime. In particular, the emerging socio-economic conditions, the progress of science and technology, including in the field of computer technology, the emergence of financial and quasi-financial products in the Internet space, make it possible to predict the expansion of the range of subjects of a number of crimes, primarily corruption-related, due to cryptocurrency. The publication contains its definitions, the most famous types and main characteristics. An analysis of the varieties of monetary surrogates, the positions of legal scholars, economists and bankers regarding their legal and economic nature made it possible to put forward several proposals aimed at increasing the effectiveness of criminal law in combating corruption.

Keywords: anti-corruption, bribe, bribery, monetary surrogates, cryptocurrency, bitcoins, ethereum, blockchain, token.