Related Rule
Russian Federation
Practice Relating to Rule 50. Destruction and Seizure of Property of an Adversary
The Russian Federation’s Military Manual (1990) provides that “destruction or seizure of enemy property, unless such actions are required by military necessity,” are prohibited methods 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(j).
The Russian Federation’s Regulations on the Application of IHL (2001) states: “The prohibited methods of warfare include … destroying or capturing the enemy property, unless required by military necessity.” 
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.
The Russian Federation’s Decree on the Punishment of War Criminals (1965) states that the “German fascist invaders are guilty of … barbaric destruction of thousands of towns and villages”. 
Russian Federation, Decree on the Punishment of War Criminals, 1965, preamble.