A person sentenced to imprisonment can be conditionally released from the remaining part of the penalty if his or her attitude, personal qualities and characteristics, circumstances of the offence, as well as his or her conduct after committing the offence and at serving the sentence justify the belief that after release the convict is going to submit to a punitive or precautionary measure adjudicated and to obey law, and in particular that he or she shall not commit an offence again. The convict can be granted conditional release no sooner than after a half of the adjudicated sentence has been served (in case of recidivism, this period is extended to two-thirds or three-fourths of the sentence). Furthermore, in the case of a penalty of 25 years of imprisonment, the convict can be conditionally released after 15 years of serving the sentence, and in the case of life imprisonment - after 25 years of serving the sentence.
In the case of conditional release, the time remaining to completion of the sentence is a probationary period which, however, cannot be shorter than 2 years and longer than 5 years (the maximum probationary period for people conditionally released from the penalty of 25 years of imprisonment or life imprisonment is 10 years).
In the event that the conditional release is cancelled, next conditional release cannot be adjudicated earlier than after a year of further imprisonment, and in the event of 25 years of imprisonment or life imprisonment - not earlier than after 5 years of further imprisonment.
If during the probationary period and during 6 months after its completion the conditional release was not cancelled, the sentence is deemed served as at the date of conditional release.
As regards restriction of liberty, the court can release the convict from further penalty and deem it served when the convict has served at least a half of the sentence, has obeyed law and fulfilled the obligations, punitive and compensatory measures and forfeiture imposed.
Similarly, the court can deem the punitive measures completed after a half of the period for which they were adjudicated (on condition that the convict has obeyed law and a punitive measure has been carried out for at least a year). A punitive measure adjudicated for life can also be deemed completed but no sooner than after 15 years of its execution and only when the convict has obeyed law and there is no danger that he or she shall commit a similar crime again.
[Legal status as at July 2015]