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State of Mediation in Russia
In the Russian Federation mediation has been supported and developing since 2004 – 2005, but there was no legal regulations for these activities. Situation changed with the adoption of the Law on Mediation, which came into force on January 1, 2011. This law resulted from the enduring attempts of the Russian authorities to reform the country’s judicial system and make it more suitable for the needs of the fast developing modern society. The Law on Mediation became a kind of a signal from the government to the people, encouraging them to show more social activity and providing them much more freedom from the state in resolution of conflicts.