Paper Title
Mediation in Criminal Proceedings of Post-Soviet Countries

This paper reveals the programs of restorative justice in the criminal process of some States that were previously part of the Soviet Union. The peculiarity of these States is that after leaving the Soviet Union, all the republics took as a basis the model of the Soviet criminal process. However, over time, the criminal process in these States began to develop with different features. Of particular interest is the institution of mediation, which was borrowed from the developed criminal process of Western countries. Mediation is a great opportunity to make the criminal process more humane. In the criminal process of the Russian Federation, which considers itself the "elder brother" of the former Soviet Republics, there is no mediation, so the experience of States having in the past the Soviet model of criminal procedure is of particular interest. Keywords - Legislation and Regulations.