Related Rule
Russian Federation
Practice Relating to Rule 2. Violence Aimed at Spreading Terror among the Civilian Population
The Russian Federation’s Military Manual (1990) considers that “the use of terror against the local population” is a prohibited method of warfare. 
Russian Federation, Instructions on the Application of the Rules of International Humanitarian Law by the Armed Forces of the USSR, Appendix to Order of the USSR Defence Minister No. 75, 1990, § 5(n).
The Russian Federation’s Regulations on the Application of IHL (2001) states: “The prohibited methods of warfare include … terrorizing the civilian population.” 
Russian Federation, Regulations on the Application of International Humanitarian Law by the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, Moscow, 8 August 2001, § 7.
With regard to internal armed conflict, the Regulations further states: “Acts or threats of violence the primary purpose of which is to spread terror among the civilian population shall be prohibited.” 
Russian Federation, Regulations on the Application of International Humanitarian Law by the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, Moscow, 8 August 2001, § 84; see also § 81.