Galina Pavlova, Managing Partner, Head of Family and Inheritance Practice, told the Judge magazine about the subtleties of the will.
One of the important elements of civil legal capacity is the right to independently dispose of own property, including in case of death.
The testator has the right at his/her own discretion to bequeath property to any person, determine in any way the shares of heirs in the inheritance, disinherit one, several or all heirs by law, without specifying the reasons for such disinheritance, and in cases provided for by the Civil Code of the Russian Federation (RF CC), include in the will other orders (Article 1119 of the RF CC as amended by the Federal Law dated December 18, 2006 No. 231-ФЗ2), for example, to entrust the execution of a will to the citizen-executor (executor of the will) specified in the will, regardless of whether this citizen is an heir (Article 1134 of the RF CC).
The full Article is available at:
The executor of the will and the trustee managing the hereditary property.pdf