Practice Relating to Rule 104. Respect for Convictions and Religious Practices
The Russian Federation’s Regulations on the Application of IHL (2001) states that, in occupied territory, the “ways and habits of the civilian population shall be respected”.
With regard to internal armed conflict, the Regulations states:
All persons who do not take a direct part or who have ceased to take part in hostilities, whether or not their liberty has been restricted, are entitled to respect for their … convictions and religious practices.