Article 1127. Wills, equated to notarially certified wills.
1. Equated to notarized wills: 1) wills of citizens who are treated in hospitals, hospitals, other inpatient medical institutions or living in nursing homes for the elderly and disabled, certified by the chief doctors, their medical assistants or the doctors on duty of these hospitals, hospitals and other inpatient medical institutions, as well as heads of hospitals, directors or chief physicians of homes for the elderly and disabled; 2) wills of citizens who are sailing on ships sailing the State flag of the Russian Federation, certified by the captains of these vessels; 3) wills of citizens who are in exploration, arctic or other similar expeditions, certified by the heads of these expeditions; 4) the wills of military personnel, and at the points of deployment of military units where there are no notaries, also testaments of civilians working in these parts, members of their families and members of families of military personnel certified by the commanders of military units; 5) wills of citizens who are in places of deprivation of liberty, certified by the heads of places of deprivation of liberty. 2. A will equated to a notarially certified will shall be signed by the testator in the presence of the person certifying the will and the witness also signing the will. For the rest, the rules of Articles 1124 and 1125 of this Code, respectively, apply to such a will. 3. A will certified in accordance with this article should, as soon as possible, be sent by the person who certified the will through the judicial authorities to the notary at the place of residence of the testator. If the person certifying the will knows the place of residence of the testator, the will is sent directly to the relevant notary. 4. If in any of the cases provided for by paragraph 1 of this article, a citizen intending to make a will, expresses a desire to invite for this notary and there is a reasonable opportunity to fulfill this desire, persons who, in accordance with this paragraph, are entitled to certify the will, are obliged take all measures for inviting the testator to the notary.
References to other articles of chapter 62. Inheritance by will: