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22.01.2021
COVID! FLIGHTS TO UK WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FEBRUARY 1, 2021

The suspension of flights with the UK extended until February 1, 2021 inclusive.

Air traffic with Great Britain has been suspended since December 22, 2020 due to the detection of a new strain of coronavirus COVID-19 on its territory.
 
21.01.2021
SOBERING-UP STATIONS WILL APPEAR IN THE COUNTRY AGAIN

It was decided to restore the sobering-up system in Russia. This refers to specialized medical facilities to provide assistance to persons in a state of alcoholic, narcotic or other intoxication. The rules for the operation of sobering-up stations, including the types of assistance provided in them, will be approved by a joint act of the Ministry of Public Health, the Ministry of Labour and the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

20.01.2021
PHOTOS WITH COLOURED EYE-GLASSES ARE NOT ALLOWED FOR OBTAINING A PASSPORT

The RF Ministry of Internal Affairs has updated the regulations on issuance and replacement of citizens passports. A novelty is a prescribed ban on submitting photos with eye-glasses that change the natural colour of the eyes.

19.01.2021
MANDATORY TESTING FOR DRUG ADDICTION AND ALCOHOLISM WHEN OBTAINING AND REPLACING A DRIVER'S LICENCE IS POSTPONED UNTIL 2022

The Ministry of Public Health again postponed the entry into force of the rules on mandatory testing for drug addiction and alcoholism when obtaining a driver's licence or replacement thereof until January 1, 2022 (but not from January 1, 2021, as previously planned).

 
18.01.2021
FROM JANUARY 1, 2021 THE FINANCIAL OMBUDSMAN CONSIDERS PRE-TRIAL DISPUTES OF CONSUMERS WITH CREDIT INSTITUTIONS AND NON-GOVERNMENTAL PENSION FUNDS

Starting from that date, credit institutions, credit consumer cooperatives, pawnshops and non-governmental pension funds shall arrange interaction with the Financial Ombudsman. As a general rule, consumers, prior to filing a claim against such financial institutions for an amount not exceeding 500,000 roubles, shall now first apply to the Financial Ombudsman for a dispute resolution.

Consumers appeals shall be considered by the Financial Ombudsman on a free of charge in absentia. In case of disagreement with his decision, a consumer may submit the claim to the court. For financial institutions, Ombudsmans decisions are binding and may be enforced (through the bailiff service).
 
15.01.2021
AMENDMENTS HAS BEEN INTRODUCED INTO THE CIVIL CODE OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Basically, the amendments relate to the legal regime of the results of intellectual activity created during the performance of a state or municipal contract.

It has been established that, as a general rule, the right to obtain a patent and the exclusive right to the result of intellectual activity created during the performance of a state or municipal contract belongs to the performer.
14.01.2021
ACCORDING TO LAW NO. 223-FZ, CUSTOMERS WILL BE PUNISHED FOR VIOLATION OF THE ESTABLISHED PAYMENT DEADLINE UNDER CONTRACTS CONCLUDED WITH SMES

In accordance with a new part 9 of Article 7.32.3 of the Code of Administrative Offences of the Russian Federation, fines shall be introduced for violation by the customer of the established deadline for payment for goods, works or services under an agreement concluded following purchases with small and medium enterprises. Officials of customers or legal entities will be punished with a fine.

 
13.01.2021
PREFERENTIAL CAR LOAN PROGRAMME EXTENDED UNTIL THE END OF 2023

The programme applies to the purchase of cars made in Russia.

Cars purchased in 2021 - 2023 must be produced no earlier than the year preceding the year of purchase of the car.
Among the innovations - the circle of borrowers has been expanded by citizens with one child.
 
12.01.2021
AMENDMENTS ON CERTIFICATION OF DEALS BY TWO OR MORE NOTARIES AND PERFORMANCE OF CERTAIN NOTARIAL ACTIONS REMOTELY ENTERED INTO FORCE

On December 29, 2020, amendments to the Fundamentals of the Legislation of the Russian Federation on Notaries came into force concerning the procedure for performing notarial acts in electronic. One of the main innovations: the Fundamentals of the Legislation of the Russian Federation on Notaries now provide for possibility of certifying a transaction with the involvement of two or more notaries for cases when two or more persons are involved in the transaction without their joint visit to a notary.

11.01.2021
HOW WILL EXAMS FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES BE HELD IN 2021?

The Ministry of Education and the Federal Service for Supervision over Education announced decisions taken due to the complicated epidemiological situation regarding the procedure for holding the Uniform State Examination and the state final certification of graduates of the 9th and 11th grades in 2021.

 
31.12.2020
TRANSPORT AND SCHOOL CARDS ARE REMOVED FROM THE BAN ON CASH REPLENISHMENT FROM ANONYMOUS E-WALLETS

Amendments have been made to the Law on the National Payment System, providing that the ban on cash replenishment with anonymous e-wallets shall not cover transport and school cards. This means the possibility of replenishing the mentioned cards with cash.

30.12.2020
THE CENTRAL BANK OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION KEPT THE KEY RATE LEVEL UNCHANGED

On December 18, 2020, the Bank of Russia decided to keep the key rate at 4.25% per annum.

 
29.12.2020
MANDATORY PRE-INSTALLATION OF RUSSIAN PROGRAMMES FOR CERTAIN TYPES OF TECHNICALLY COMPLEX GOODS WAS POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL 1

The federal law has been signed, which provides for the postponement of the entry into force of the requirement to pre-install Russian software for certain types of technically complex goods until April 1, 2021.

28.12.2020
THE RF GOVERNMENT THE PROCEDURE FOR REPORTING OF FINANCIAL ASSETS ABROAD STARTING FROM 2021
The procedure has been adjusted for residents (citizens, organisations and individual businessmen) how to file with tax authorities reports on movement of funds on accounts (deposits) in banks or other organisations of the financial market that are located abroad.
This is due to amendments to the Law on the Currency Regulation. From 2021, it is necessary to report on movement of financial assets, which include securities, financial derivatives, claims from an insurance contract, etc.
 
25.12.2020
COVID! FIRST OF ALL, DOCTORS, TEACHERS, SOCIAL WORKERS, EMPLOYEES OF MULTIFUNCTIONAL PUBLIC SERVICES CENTRES AND PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC DISEASES WILL RECEIVE THE CORONAVIRUS VACCINE

Vaccination against COVID-19 included in the calendar of preventive vaccinations for epidemic indications. The categories of citizens subject to mandatory vaccination against coronavirus and the sequence of the implementation have been established. Priority for doctors, teachers, social workers, employees of multifunctional public services centres, people with chronic diseases, including those suffering from diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular problems.

 

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