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Federal Law No. 61-FZ of May 29, 2002 on the Budget of the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation for the Year 2002

Endorses the budget of the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation for the year 2002 with incomes amounting to Rbl 783,477.7 million and expenses, to Rbl 739,156.6 million and incomes exceeding expenses by Rbl 44,321.1 million.
The Federal Law is entered into force from January 1, 2002.

Federal Law No. 60-FZ of May 29, 2002 on the Amendment to Article 45 of the Law of the Russian Federation on the Pension Support to Persons Having Undergone Military Service, Service in the Bodies of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Institutions and Bodies of the Criminal Execution System and Their Families

Length-of-service, disability and lost-bread-winner pensions assigned to the champions of Olympic games in compliance with the mentioned Law are increased by 50% of the amount of the pension, however, no less than by 100% of the minimum amount of the old-age pension.

      The Federal Law is entered into force from January 1, 2001.

Federal Law No. 59-FZ of May 29, 2002 on the Amendments to the Federal Law on the Entering into Force of the Criminal Procedural Code of the Russian Federation

The changes pertain to the procedure of entering into force of Part 2 of Article 29 of the Criminal Procedural Code of the Russian Federation and other associated norms pertaining to the transfer to the courts of a number of functions in criminal cases during pre-trial proceedings. The norms of the Criminal Procedural Code of the Russian Federation envisaging application of the arrest by courts, as well as suspect detention for more than 48 hours are entered into force from July 1, 2002 (earlier, from January 1, 2004).

      The Law also enters into force from July 1, 2002 Part 2 of Article 246 of the Criminal Procedural Code of the Russian Federation envisaging obligatory participation of the state prosecutor in the court examination of criminal cases requiring public and partially public action.

      The Federal Law is entered into force from the day of its official publication.

Federal Law No. 58-FZ of May 29, 2002 on the Amendments to the Criminal Procedural Code of the Russian Federation

Pursuant to the Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation, provides for the entering into force from July 1, 2002 of the norms of the Criminal Procedure Code of the Russian Federation envisaging application of arrest by courts.

      Refines the conceptual apparatus used in the Criminal Procedures Code of the Russian Federation. Provides a more precise definition of Article 31 regulating the composition of the court of first instance and the sphere of criminal cases. Removes restrictions to renew participation of a judge in the consideration of the criminal case (Article 63).

      The list of the bodies of investigation includes the bodies of the State Fire Service (Article 40). The Law defines their subordination in investigation procedure (Article 151), refines the norms pertaining to the moment of defender access to the criminal case, defence refusal and the status of the civil defendant (Articles 49, 52 and 54).

      The Law refines Articles 345 and 379 regulating the procedure of announcing the verdict in a court involving the jury and the grounds for revocation or changing of the court rulings adopted together with the jury.

      A number of forms is provided in the new wording.

      The Federal Law is entered into force from the day of its official publication.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 366 of May 30, 2002 on the Amendments to the Customs Tariff of the Russian Federation

As a partial change to the Customs Tariff of the Russian Federation, endorses the new rates of import customs duties for some commodities. The amounts of customs duties for cars did not change.

      The Decision is entered into force one month after the day of its official publication.

Order of the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation No. 1718 of May 13, 2002 on the Amendments to the Procedure of Admission to the State Institutions of the Secondary Professional Education (Special Secondary Educational Institutions) of the Russian Federation

The changes abandon the combining of the state (final) certification in the general educational institutions being simultaneously entrance testing in institutions of the secondary professional education. The changes are entered into force from January 1, 2003.

      Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on May 28, 2002. Reg. No. 3474.

Letter of the Committee of the Russian Federation for Financial Monitoring No. 02-1-27/714 of May 30, 2002

Conveys the new forms of information on operations with monetary resources or other property, as well as information on the persons carrying out operations subject to obligatory control in compliance with the Law on the countermeasures against the legalization (laundering) of incomes obtained in a criminal way. The forms are adjusted for typing and manual filling.

      The Letter also conveys the requirements to the procedure of filling out the mentioned forms including the guides of the types of operations information on which is submitted to the Committee of the Russian Federation for Financial Monitoring, guide of the codes of regions and the guide of participants of operations.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 373 of May 31, 2002 on the Licensing of Activities in the Sphere of Fire Safety

The licensing applies to activities in prevention and elimination of fires, as well as works in erection, repair and servicing of the fire safety means of buildings and structures. The licensing is vested in the Ministry for Emergency Situations of Russia. The license is issued for 5 years. The earlier issued licenses preserve their force until expiry.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 369 of May 31, 2002 on the Endorsement of the Rules of Determination of the Normative Price of the State or Municipal Property Due for Privatisation

Sets forth the procedure of determination of the minimum price for alienation of the state or municipal property due for privatisation. Specifies, in particular, that the normative price of the property complex of a unitary enterprise due for privatisation is determined on the basis of the data of the intermediary balance report according to the procedure specified for the calculation of the net assets of the unitary enterprise.

Order of the State Customs Committee of the Russian Federation No. 392 of April 22, 2002 on the Endorsement of the Rules of Keeping of the Register of Banks and Other Organizations Acting As Guarantors for the Customs Bodies

Sets forth the new procedure of keeping of the register of banks and other organizations by the State Customs Committee of the Russian Federation that may act as guarantors for the customs bodies to ensure the transfer of customs payments, as well as possible interest for the use of respites (extension schedules), fines and penalties, as well as the cost of commodities and transport vehicles in case of a violation of the customs rules. The changes pertain to the procedure of inclusion of the bank or other organization in the register. The Order conveys the new forms of documents submitted to the State Customs Committee of the Russian Federation to consider the issue of applicant inclusion in the register.
The Order is entered into force 30 days after its official publication.
Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on May 21, 2002. Reg. No. 3461.

Letter of the Ministry of Taxation of the Russian Federation No. 04-4-08/1-64-P758 of April 24, 2002 on the Taxation of the Cost of Study

Item 3 of Article 217 of the Tax Code exempts from taxation compensations of employer expenses in professional development of employees. If the employer pays for the cost of study of its employees pertaining to the improvement of their educational (rather than professional) level, the mentioned payments, pursuant to Item 2 of Article 211 of the Tax Code, are registered with these employees in the determination of the taxable base subject to income tax from natural persons at the rate of 13 percent.

Letter of the Ministry of Taxation of the Russian Federation No. 14-1-04/627-M233 of March 28, 2002

VAT payer wishing to pay the tax on the quarterly basis with the amount of the receipts from the sale of commodities (works, services) within any one month of the quarter exceeding one million roubles must submit the declaration according to the general procedure, i.e. on the monthly basis beginning with the month where the excess of the amount of the receipts occurred. Thus, if the excess of the amount of receipts occurred in February, the declaration for the value added tax must be submitted for January no later than the 20th of the month following February, i.e. no later than March 20th. The penalties for the overdue payment of the tax for January are accrued from February 21.

Federal Law No. 63-FZ of May 31, 2002 on the Lawyers' Activities and Advocacy in the Russian Federation

Defines the legal fundamentals of the advocacy, interaction of the bodies of management of the advocacy with the state bodies, officials and citizens, guarantees their independence as professional non-commercial organizations.
The basic novels are the normative definition of the lawyers' activities and advocacy; guarantees of independence of a lawyer and guarantees of advocacy; extension of the lawyer's rights in the rendering of legal aid, providing opportunities to him to collect independently necessary information and items that may serve as evidence in compliance with the legislation of the Russian Federation; regulation of the terms of acquiring, suspension and revocation of the status of lawyer; recognition of the right of a lawyer to choose the form of the organization: to carry out his professional activities independently by opening an office or to work in non-commercial organizations (lawyers' agencies); improvement of opportunities of the citizens of the Russian Federation in getting free legal aid; description of the bodies of lawyers' management and their main functions.
The Federal Law is entered into force from July 1, 2002 except for the provision on the duty of the lawyer to insure the risk of his professional proprietary responsibility that is entered into force from January 1, 2007.

Federal Law No. 62-FZ of May 31, 2002 on the Citizenship of the Russian Federation

Defines the principles of the citizenship of the Russian Federation, the grounds, terms and procedure of obtaining the citizenship and expatriation. The citizenship of the Russian Federation is implied to be the stable legal links of a person with the Russian Federation evident in the multitude of their mutual rights and duties. The Law excludes the provisions on the citizenship of the constituent republics of the Russian Federation and on honourable citizenship.
The Law reduces the list of reasons for obtaining the citizenship (eliminates opportunities of obtaining the citizenship according to registration procedure and as a result of its recognition).
The granting of citizenship is effected according to the general or simplified procedure.
The requirements for granting the citizenship became more stringent as compared to the earlier available procedure. According to the new Law, the period of permanent living on the territory of the Russian Federation before submission of the application must be at least five years in succession (earlier, five years in total or three years in succession). Other necessary prerequisites are: availability of a legal source of sustenance, command of the Russian language and abandoning of available another citizenship (with exceptions).
The Law defines the reasons for rejection of applications for the citizenship and restoration of the citizenship of the Russian Federation. One of the reasons to refuse the application is the absence of a legal source of sustenance. The reason to refuse the expatriation may be the absence of another citizenship.
The Federal Law is entered into force from July 1, 2002.

Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 537 of June 1, 2002 on the Monetary Subsistence of Servicemen

Endorses the table of correspondence of the main typical military positions and ranks of contract servicemen to state positions of the federal state service; the table of correlation of salaries of some typical military positions of contract servicemen. The mentioned tables are used to fix the amounts of monetary subsistence for servicemen from July 1, 2002.
The Decree is entered into force from the day of its official publication.

Decision of the Ministry of Labour of the Russian Federation and the Pension Fund of Russia No. 17/19pb of February 27, 2002 on the Endorsement of the Rules of Applying for the Pension, Assigning of the Pension and Recalculation of the Amount of the Pension, Switchover from One Pension to Another in Compliance with the Federal Laws on Labour Pensions in the Russian Federation and on the State Pension Support in the Russian Federation

The Rules apply to the citizens of the Russian Federation, foreign citizens and stateless persons entitled for the pension and possessing the place of residence on the territory of the Russian Federation. The Rules apply also to the citizens of the Russian Federation without the place of permanent residence on the territory of the Russian Federation if they have the right for the pension in compliance with the Russian legislation.
According to the established procedure, citizens apply for the pension to the territorial body of the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation at the place of residence, place of stay or place of actual living. Citizens of the Russian Federation having left for permanent residence outside the Russian Federation without the registered place of residence and place of stay on the territory of the Russian Federation apply for the pension directly to the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation.
Applying for the pension is permitted any time after the right of it has emerged without time restrictions by submitting appropriate application directly or through representative. Application for the old-age pension may be accepted before the pension age occurs, however, no earlier than one month before the right for this pension occurs.
The Decision sets forth the procedure of actions of the territorial body of the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation in consideration of the application on the fixing of the pension and the procedure of its assigning, as well as the procedure of transfer from one type of the pension to another.
If there are legal grounds, the amount of the pension may be recalculated: to reduce the pension - without the application of the pensioner, to increase it - on the basis of the written application of the pensioner accepted by the territorial body of the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation. The recalculation of the amount of the pension to increase it because of the higher disability group and after 80 years of age may be done without additional written application if the application for the pension contained the applicant's consent for the recalculation of the pension in the presence of the mentioned circumstances.
Application on the recalculation of the amount of the pension is examined by the territorial body of the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation within five days.
If the citizen having applied for the recalculation of the amount of the pension does not agree to the adopted decision, he may appeal against it in the higher body of the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation.
The Decision specifies also the rules of registration and storage of the pension files.
Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on May 31, 2002. Reg. No. 3491.

Decision of the Ministry of Labour of the Russian Federation and the Pension Fund of Russia No. 16/19pa of February 27, 2002 on the Endorsement of the List of Documents Necessary to Assign the Labour Pension and the Pension under the State Pension Support in Compliance with the Federal Laws on Labour Pensions in the Russian Federation and on the State Pension Support in the Russian Federation

The main documents attached to the application for the labour old-age pension are the documents of personal identification, age, place of residence, citizenship, documents of the length of insurance and average earnings for the years 2000-2001 or 60 months in succession before January 1, 2002 within the length of service.
Application of the citizen having applied for the labour disability pension must have attached the documents of personal identification, age, place of residence, citizenship, documents of the fact of disability and disability group, length of insurance, average earnings for the years 2000-2001 or 60 months in succession before January 1, 2002 within the length of service, as well as the documents depending on the category of the person applying for the mentioned pension.
In necessary cases, other documents are also attached besides the listed ones, for example, on invalid members of the family, on the place of stay or actual living on the territory of the Russian Federation and other.
The Decision also lists the documents necessary for assigning the labour lost-bread-winner pension, old-age pension for the persons suffering as a result of radiation or technical disasters, social pension.
The Decision specifies which of the documents are accepted to certify or confirm these or those facts.
Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on May 31, 2002. Reg. No. 3488.

Order of the State Customs Committee of the Russian Federation No. 460 of May 8, 2002 on the Amendments to the Order of the State Customs Committee of Russia No. 1132 of November 28, 2001

Provides the new wording for the list of commodities moved over the customs territory of the Russian Federation by highway transport and subject to the special procedure of declaring with incomplete customs declarations (preliminary cargo customs declarations) before the actual moving of commodities to the customs territory of the Russian Federation. The list of commodities is two times shorter.
The Order is entered into force 30 days after its official publication.
Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on May 31, 2002. Reg. No. 3486.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 38n of April 29, 2002 on the Endorsement of the Interim Regulation on the Procedure of Accreditation of Professional Audit Associations with the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation

Sets forth the procedure of accreditation, refusal to accredit and revocation of accreditation, defines the rights and duties of accredited professional audit associations, as well as the forms of control over their activities. Lists obligatory conditions and requirements to be met by a professional audit association wishing to get accreditation.
Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on May 31, 2002. Reg. No. 3478.

Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 1154-U of May 28, 2002 on the Amendments to the Regulation of the Bank of Russia No. 264 of April 2, 1996 on the Revocation of the License for Bank Operations from Credit Organizations in the Russian Federation

Fixes additional grounds for revocation of the license for bank operations from a credit organization, in particular, failure to observe the requirements of the Law on the countermeasures against legalization (laundering) of incomes obtained in a criminal way in case of multiple violations of it within a year. One more such reason from July 1, 2002 will be multiple failures to submit to the Bank of Russia of updated information necessary to enter amendments to the Uniform State Register of Legal Entities.
The Direction of the Bank of Russia is entered into force from the moment of publication in the Herald of the Bank of Russia.

Letter of the Social Insurance Fund of the Russian Federation No. 02-18/05-3320 of May 14, 2002

Explains the procedure of application of the regional coefficient for the calculation for the persons working and living in the regions of the Far North and similar localities of the maximum amount of the temporary disability, maternity allowance, as well as for the fixing and payment of other types of allowances paid out from the resources of the state social insurance. Before the uniform regional coefficient is adopted, in the calculation of the amounts of the above allowances one should use coefficients used for the workers of non-production industries.

Letter of the Social Insurance Fund of the Russian Federation No. 02-18/07-3248 of May 8, 2002 on the Indexing of Insurance Payments

Pursuant to the raising of the minimum amount of labour remuneration to Rbl 450 a month from May 1, 2002, the Social Insurance Fund of the Russian Federation explains the issues pertaining to the appropriate increase of the monthly insurance payments.
The amount of the monthly insurance payments is increased 1.5 times from May 1, 2002. The indexed insurance payments may not be greater than the fixed maximum amount of Rbl 30,000.
The Letter also explains the procedure of payments in compliance with the Federal Law No. 125-FZ of July 24, 1998 on obligatory social insurance against industrial accidents and occupational diseases.
Informs simultaneously that subsystem "Reimbursement of Damage" of the uniform information system "Social Insurance" uses the victim insurance payments indexing coefficient of 1.5 taking into account the above restrictions.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 382 of June 4, 2002 on the Licensing of Activities in the Sphere of Industrial Safety of Hazardous Industrial Objects and Survey Works

The licensing applies to activities in operation of explosion-hazardous industrial objects; operation of chemically hazardous industrial objects; operation of main pipelines; operation of oil and gas producing facilities; operation of gas networks; industrial safety expert evaluation; survey works. The licensing is vested in the Federal Mining and Industrial Supervision Agency of Russia. The licenses are issued for five years. The earlier issued licenses preserve their force until expiry.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 381 of June 4, 2002 on the Endorsement of the Regulation on the Licensing of Activities in Reproduction (Making Copies) of Audio and Visual Pieces of Art and Soundtracks on Any Media

The licensing applies to the entrepreneurial activities of natural persons and legal entities in the making of copies of audio and visual pieces of art on cine-film and other media , as well as the making of copies of soundtracks on any types of media.
The licensing is vested in the Ministry of the Russian Federation for Printing, TV and Radio Broadcasting and Means of Mass Communication and the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation depending on the type of the licensed activities. The licenses are issued for five years.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 378 of June 4, 2002 on the Partial Changes to the Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 798 of July 12, 1999

Temporarily, before September 30, 2002, reduces the rates of export customs duties for liquefied gases exported from the territory of the Russian Federation outside the member-states of the Customs Union agreements. The mentioned rates are fixed to amount to 20 euro per 1,000 kg (earlier, 40 euro).
The Decision is entered into force one month after the date of its official publication.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 377 of June 3, 2002 on the Endorsement of the Regulation on the Ministry of Property Relations of the Russian Federation

The Ministry of Property Relations of the Russian Federation is the federal body of executive power in charge of the management of the property owned by the Russian Federation including the land plots (except for the land plots of the forest fund and lands occupied by water objects), privatisation of the federal property within their sphere of reference, regulation of assessment activities and other.
The Ministry of Property Relations of the Russian Federation is assigned with authority to alienate land plots for the needs of the Russian Federation, request necessary information, arrange checks of the preservation of the federal property and other.

Decision of the Federal Commission for Securities Market No. 14/ps of April 27, 2002 on the Endorsement of the Procedure of Keeping of the Register of Shared Investment Funds

Regulates the issues of building up and keeping of the register of shared investment funds the rules of trusteeship control of which are registered in the Federal Commission for Securities Market of the Russian Federation. Information on the managing company, auditor, assessor, special depositary, recorder and agent of the shared investment fund contained in the register must include the number and date of issue of the license on the appropriate type of activities, place of location and postal address. There must be also added the contact telephone number, fax number, e-mail address, effective period of the contract concluded with the managing company and information on the executive body.
Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on May 31, 2002. Reg. No. 3481.

Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 1157-U of June 3, 2002 on the Amendments to the Direction of the Bank of Russia No. 987-U of June 27, 2001 on the Transfer of Monetary Resources on the Special, Type S (Investment) Accounts of Non-Residents and the Time of Keeping of the Monetary Resources of Non-Residents on the Transit Accounts

The time of keeping of the resources of non-residents on the transit accounts in authorized banks is reduced from 365 to 120 calendar days.
The Direction is entered into force from the day of its official publication in the Herald of the Bank of Russia.

Letter of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 16-00-14/125 of April 8, 2002 on the Calculation of Net Assets of a Joint-Stock Company

Since the amounts of the value added tax for the purchased values are registered in the second section of the balance report, they must be included in the calculation of the net assets of the joint-stock company.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 384 of June 5, 2002 on the Endorsement of the Regulation on the Licensing of Activities of Specialized Depositaries of Investment Funds, Shared Investment Funds and Non-State Pension Funds

Sets for the procedure of licensing of activities of specialized depositaries of investment funds, shared investment funds and non-state pension funds carried out by legal entities. The licensing is vested in the Federal Commission for Securities Market of the Russian Federation. The license is issued for five years. The earlier issued licenses preserve their force until expiry.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 383 of June 5, 2002 on the Licensing of Transportation and Other Activities on the Railway Transport

The licensing applies to the transportation by the railway transport of passengers and cargo, cargo handling, as well as maintenance and repair of the rolling stock and technical devices. The licensing is vested in the Ministry of the Railway Transport of the Russian Federation. The license is issued fro five years. The earlier issued licenses preserve their force until expiry.

Decision of the Ministry of Labour of the Russian Federation No. 33 of May 6, 2002 on the Endorsement of the Interindustry Rules of Labour Safety in the Operation of Oil Bases, Oils and Lubricants Warehouses, Stationary and Mobile Service Stations

Sets forth the labour safety requirements obligatory for execution in the operation of oil bases, oils and lubricants warehouses, stationary and mobile service stations, their buildings, structures, main and auxiliary equipment. The rules apply to the employees and employers of oil bases, oils and lubricants warehouses, stationary, mobile, container and small service stations regardless of the organizational and legal forms and forms of ownership.
The rules are entered into force from September 1, 2002.
Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on May 31, 2002. Reg. No. 3487.

Order of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation No. 56 of April 27, 2002 on the Organization of Control and Certification of Special Transport Vehicles Intended for International Transportation of Perishable Foodstuffs to Comply with the Requirements of the Agreement on the International Transportation of Perishable Foodstuffs and on Special Transport Vehicles for Such Transportation

The document is adopted in the framework of obligations pertaining to participation of the Russian Federation in the mentioned Agreement. Control for compliance with the requirements of the Agreement applies to automobiles intended for international transportation of perishable foodstuffs. Control measures imply to determine the compliance of isothermal properties of vehicles and efficiency of their installed cooling or heating equipment with the requirements of the Agreement. The certificate envisaged in the Agreement is issued after the check. The testing or expert checks are carried out by testing stations and expert organizations (experts) empowered with appropriate authority by the commission formed by the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation. To get the certificate of vehicle compliance with the requirements of the Agreement, an application drawn up according to the attached form is submitted to the Department of Highway Transport of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation. After getting it, the transport vehicle is marked with identification signs and lettering in compliance with the requirements of the Agreement.
Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on May 31, 2002. Reg. No. 3480.

Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 1156-U of June 3, 2002 on the Adoption of the Procedure of Depositing of Short-Term State and Federal Loan Bonds Available on Type S Accounts and Subsequent Transfer of the Monetary Resources from Their Sale (Redemption) to the Special, Type S (Conversion) Accounts of Non-Residents

The transfer of securities from section "Securities of a Non-Resident - Payment form S Account" to section "State Securities Blocked for Subsequent Transfer of Receipts from Their Sale (Redemption) to Type S Accounts" is carried out by the authorized bank on the basis of the application from the non-resident. Upon expiry of each 30 calendar days from the moment of accepting of the securities, the bank effects the return transfer to section "Securities of a Non-Resident - Payment from S Account" of the custody account of 1/12 of the initially accrued securities of each issue truncated to the whole number of pieces. Upon expiry of 360 days from the moment of transfer of securities to the transit section, the rest of the securities are transferred to section "Securities of a Non-Resident - Payment form S Account".
The Direction is entered into force from the day of its publication in the Herald of the Bank of Russia.

Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 1155-U of June 3, 2002 on the Adoption of the Procedure of Transfer of Securities Registered on Type S Accounts of Non-Residents to the Main Sections of the Custody Accounts of Non-Residents

Sets forth the procedure of transfer of corporate bonds and stocks, as well as the bonds of the subjects of the Russian Federation from type S accounts of non-residents to the main sections of the custody accounts. The transfer of securities from section "Securities of a non-Resident - Payment from S Account" to section "Securities Blocked for Subsequent Transfer to the Main Section of the Custody Account" is carried out by the authorized bank on the basis of the application of the non-resident. Upon expiry of each 30 calendar days from the moment of transfer of securities to the transit section, the bank transfers on the basis of the application to the main section of the custody account 1/12 of the initially transferred securities of each issue truncated to the whole number of pieces. Upon expiry of 360 days from the moment of transfer of securities to the transit section, the rest of the securities are transferred to the main section.
The Direction is entered into force from the day of its publication in the Herald of the Bank of Russia.

Decision of the Managing Board of the Pension Fund of Russia No. 11p of January 30, 2002 on the Endorsement of the Methodology Recommendations on the Organization and Carrying Out of the Documentary Check of Correctness of Insurer Individual Information on the Length of Service and Earnings (Remuneration), Income of the Insured in the Framework of the State Pension Insurances

The document is recommended for use by the territorial bodies of the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation in the carrying out of the documentary checks of the correctness of submitted by insurers individual information on the total, special length of service and earnings (remuneration), income of the insured, as well as insurance contributions (including those within the uniform social tax) to the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation for the periods before January 1, 2002.
Provides recommendations for the procedure of assigning, carrying out and drawing up of the results of the documentary check. Also provides the approximate list of documents to be used as the basis for the check, as well as the forms of the documents drawn up as a result of the check of the correctness of individual information of the insured person.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 396 of June 7, 2002 on the Endorsement of the Regulation on the Territorial Land Planning

Sets forth the procedure of territorial land planning measures including the forming of the new and adjustment of the existing objects, as well as their chorometry. Territorial land planning according to the decisions of the bodies of state power, as well as on lands in the federal property, is vested in the Federal Service of the Land Cadastre of Russia and its territorial bodies.
Territorial land planning of other objects is carried out by legal entities or independent entrepreneurs on the basis of the contract at the initiative of the bodies of local government, owners of land plots, land users and owners or at the court ruling.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 395 of June 7, 2002 on the Licensing of Assessment Activities

Defines the new procedure of licensing of assessment activities carried out by legal entities and independent entrepreneurs. The licensing is vested in the Ministry of Property Relations of the Russian Federation. One of the prerequisites for carrying out assessment activities is insurance of civil responsibility of the license holder. The license is issued for the term of 5 years. The earlier issued licenses preserve their force until expiry.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 394 of June 7, 2002 on the Endorsement of the Regulation on the Licensing of Activities of Investment Funds

Endorsed Regulation applies to investment funds registered as open-type joint-stock companies with their exclusive object of activities being property investment into securities and other objects and corporate name of which contains the words "joint-stock investment fund" or "investment fund". The licensing is vested in the Federal Commission for Securities Market. The license is issued for 5 years. The earlier issued licenses preserve their force until expiry.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 393 of June 7, 2002 on the Amendment to the Rules of Registration, Storage and Use in the Russian Federation of Colour Copying Means (Operative Printing, Copying and Duplication Equipment, Bubble Jet Printers)

Sets forth that colour copying means may be removed or arrested temporarily under the state of emergency in compliance with the Federal Constitutional Law on the state of emergency.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 388 of June 6, 2002 on the Amendments to and Invalidation of Some of the Acts of the Government of the Russian Federation

Pursuant to the adoption of the Federal Law on the amendments to the Federal Law on the leasing, adjusts a number of acts of the Government of the Russian Federation. The main changes pertain to the fact that instead of the earlier forms, types and kinds of leasing, the two main forms are adopted - internal and international one, with such types of leasing as financial, payback and operative ones being abandoned.

Order of the State Customs Committee of the Russian Federation No. 186 of February 26, 2002 on the Places of Customs Registration of Individual Category of Commodities in Moscow and the Moscow Province

Lists the customs bodies carrying out customs registration of commodities exported by foreign trade participants registered in Moscow and the Moscow Province. The given commodities include paper, magnetic and other material media containing drawings, charts, formulas, databases, audio and video materials and other. The Order does not apply to commodities exported by air transport, as well as commodities exported by natural persons not intended for production or other commercial activities.
Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on June 4, 2002. Reg. No. 3498.
The Order is entered into force thirty days after the day of its official publication.

Order of the State Customs Committee of the Russian Federation No. 430 of April 29, 2002 on the Control of the Customs Cost of Commodities of Individual Category

Sets forth the particulars of control of the customs cost of individual commodities (refrigerators, electric heating devices for making tea or coffee, dish washing machines and other household auxiliaries). The specific feature of control of the customs cost is that these commodities are cleared at the customs cost specified by the declaring party without submission during customs registration of additional information and documents confirming the declared customs cost. The following conditions are to be observed in this case: it must be the first sale from the producer, the full amount of the customs payments is to be paid for these commodities and some other conditions.
Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on June 3, 2002. Reg. No. 3497.
The Order is entered into force 30 days after its official publication.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 402 of June 10, 2002 on the Licensing of Passenger and Cargo Transportation by Highway Transport

The licensing applies to passenger transportation by cars on commercial basis, passenger transportation by vehicles outfitted for carrying more than 8 persons, as well as cargo transportation by vehicles with greater than 3.5 tons capacity. The mentioned activities are not licensed if they are carried out for own needs of the legal entity or independent entrepreneur. The licensing is vested in the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation. The license is issued for 5 years. The earlier licenses preserve their force until expiry. Together with the license, the license card is issued for each vehicle which is to be placed on the vehicles when carrying out the licensed type of activities.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 399 of June 10, 2002 on the Amendments to the Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 616 of August 2001

The rules of reimbursement from the federal budget of the part of expenses in payment of the interest under the credits obtained by organizations of the light, textile and forestry industries in the Russian credit organizations are extended for the year 2002 and subsequent years. If the payment for the use of the bank credit attracted by the organization is less than one second of the rate of refinancing (bank rate) of the Central Bank of Russia as of the date of getting the credit, the subsidy is granted in the amount of the payment for the use of this credit.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 392 of June 7, 2002 on the Amendment to the Rules of Accreditation and Stay of Correspondents of Foreign Mass Media on the Territory of the Russian Federation

In case of the state of emergency, a special procedure of accreditation of correspondents of foreign mass media may be introduced on the whole territory of the Russian Federation. This procedure is specified by the commandant of the territory where the state of emergency is introduced.

Decision of the Federal Commission for Securities Market No. 11/ps of April 17, 2002 on the Amendments to the Regulation on the Procedure of Issue of the Permission of the Federal Commission for Securities Market to Clear for Circulation Emission Securities of Russian Issuers outside the Russian Federation in the Form of Securities of Foreign Issuers Distributed under the Foreign Legislation and Certifying the Rights for the Emission Securities of Russian Issuers Endorsed by the Decision of the Federal Commission for Securities Market No. 3 of March 13, 2002

An additional prerequisite for the issue of the mentioned permission by the Federal Commission for Securities Market is the presence with the issuer of the clearance for his securities to tenders with the organizers of trade at the Russian market of securities. The presence of the clearance to tenders will disclose information on the financial and economic activities of the issuer to investors and on his issued securities in volumes and according to procedure envisaged in the Russian legislation.
Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on June 3, 2002. Reg. No. 3496.

Decision of the Chief State Sanitary Physician of the Russian Federation No. 18 of May 31, 2002 on the Amendments to the Decision of the Chief State Sanitary Physician of the Russian Federation No. 36 of November 14, 2001

Specifies that the Hygienic Requirements to the Safety and Nutrient Value of Products SanNiP 2.3.2.1078-01 are entered into force from September 1, 2002 (earlier, July 1, 2002).
Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on June 4, 2002. Reg. No. 3499.

Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 518 of May 29, 2002 on the Amendments to the List of Information Qualified as State Secret Endorsed by the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 1203 of November 30, 1995

The list of information qualified as state secret includes information handled by the Committee for Military and Technical Cooperation with Foreign States of Russia. Such information, in particular, includes information on foreign policy and foreign trade activities, as well as information disclosing the plans of the state defence order, volumes of armaments supplies and information on unsettled payments of the Russian Federation with foreign states.

Order of the Ministry of Taxation of the Russian Federation No. BG-3-23/259 of May 20, 2002 on the Endorsement of the Instructions on the Filling Out of the Forms of Applications of a Foreign Organization to Return the Amounts of Taxes from Sources in the Russian Federation

Endorses the Instructions on the filling out of the forms of applications of a foreign organization to return the amounts of taxes collected from incomes from sources in the Russian Federation (other than dividends and interest) (Form 1011DT(2002)) and collected from dividends and interest from sources in the Russian Federation (Form 1012DT(2002)).
As appendices to the Instructions, provides the tables with the codes of the types of incomes and types of investments used to fill out the mentioned applications.
Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on June 5, 2002. Reg. No. 3501.

Letter of the Ministry of Taxation of the Russian Federation No. VG-6-03/638@ of April 29, 2002 on the Sales Tax

Explains the procedure of application of Chapter 27 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation "The Sales Tax". Specifies, in particular, that the sale of commodities to independent entrepreneurs for cash is recognized as an object of taxation for the sales tax. Operations involving the sale of commodities (works, services) in cases when such sale is effected by way of transfer of monetary resources from accounts in the banks at the orders of natural persons and independent entrepreneurs are not subject to the sales tax. Operations involving the handing out of earnings in kind are not being the object of taxation for the sales tax. The list of operations exempted from the sales tax envisaged in Article 350 of the Code is exhaustive and obligatory for application on the territory of all subjects of the Russian Federation.

Federal Law No. 66-FZ of June 11, 2002 on the Ratification of the Convention on Privileges and Immunities of the Eurasia Economic Community

Ratifies the convention on the privileges and immunities of the Eurasia Economic Community signed in the city of Minsk on May 31, 2001

Federal Law No. 65-FZ of June 11, 2002 on the Ratification of the Agreement on the Mutual Granting to the Citizens of the Republic of Belarus, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic and the Russian Federation of Equal Rights in Getting First Medical Aid

Ratifies the Agreement on the mutual granting to the citizens of the Republic of Belarus, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic and the Russian Federation of equal rights in getting first medical aid signed in the city of Moscow on November 24, 1998.

Federal Law No. 64-FZ of June 11, 2002 on the Ratification of the Treaty between the Russian Federation and the Arab Republic of Egypt on the Mutual Legal Aid and Legal Relations in Civil, Commercial and Family Affairs

Ratifies the Treaty between the Russian Federation and the Arab Republic of Egypt on the mutual legal aid and legal relations in civil, commercial and family affairs singed in the city of Moscow on September 23, 1997.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 406 of June 11, 2002 on the Amendments to the Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 648 of August 31, 2000

Sets forth that in cases of state registration of the right of economic management or operative control over the immovable property in the federal ownership, the document confirming the federal ownership of this property is the extract on the object of registration from the register of federal property (earlier, certificate of its entry into the register of federal property).

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 403 of June 11, 2002 on the Endorsement of the Rule of Reimbursement at the Expense of the Resources of the Federal Budget of the Part of Expenses to Pay the Interest under Investment Credits Obtained by Agricultural Producers, Enterprises and Organizations of the Agroindustrial Complex, As Well As Farmers' Enterprises for the Term of up to 3 Years in the Russian Credit Organizations in 2002

The subsidies are granted to borrowers on the monthly basis under the condition of timely payment of accrued interest and redemption of the credit in compliance with the credit contracts concluded with banks after the Rules are entered into force, as well as when the borrower does not have an overdue debt in payments to the federal budget and state non-budgetary funds.
The subsidies are granted to the borrowers proceeding from 2/3 of their incurred expenses in the payment of the interest, however, not more than 2/3 of the rate of refinancing of the Central Bank of Russia. The Decision provides the forms of the documents to be submitted to the body of executive power of the subject of the Russian Federation to get the subsidy.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 45n of May 18, 2002 on the Amendments to the Regulation on Accounting Work PBU 6/01 "Registration of Fixed Assets"

According to the preamble to the Order, the amendments are stipulated by the entering into force of Chapter 25 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation.
PBU 6/01 is extended to include the norm stating that the results of the reassessment of the objects of fixed assets as of the first of the reported year are to be registered in accounting work separately. The results of the reassessment are not included in the information of the accounting reports for the previous reported year and are accepted when building up the information of the balance report as of the beginning of the reported year.
The Order changed the limit of the cost of fixed assets exempted from amortization. Now, it amounts to Rbl 10,000. There are provisions that another limit may be envisaged in the accounting policy proceeding from technological particulars of the objects.
The Order is entered into force beginning with accounting reports for the year 2002.
Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on June 10, 2002. Reg. No. 3505.

Federal Law No. 67-FZ of June 12, 2002 on the Main Guarantees of Electoral Rights and the Right to Take Part in the Referendum for the Citizens of the Russian Federation

The new Law contains a large number of norms refining or elaborating the provisions of the earlier Federal Law, the vague and imperfect nature of which was revealed in the course of judicial practice. Refines the terminology of the law, defines in more detail the signs of election propaganda, as well as regulates more completely and consistently the issues pertaining to the preparation and arrangement of referenda in the Russian Federation.
Provides for coordination of the legislative norms pertaining to participation of public associations in elections and referenda pursuant to the adoption of the Federal Law on political parties.
The notion of election association assumes the new meaning. In the course of the federal and regional elections, election associations are implied to be only political parties and their regional divisions, and in the course of elections to the local bodies of government - also other public associations created and registered in the form of a public organization or public movement.
A number of provisions of the Law is aimed to stimulate participation of political parities in the elections of various level. In particular, election associations and election blocks having nominated candidates may enjoy additional paid and free air time, as well as additional paid and free space in publications for the purposes of carrying out their election campaign.
The Law sets forth common rules of application of combined electoral system in the course of elections to the legislative (representative) bodies of state power of the subjects of the Russian Federation.
Persons not being candidates and occupying state and municipal positions are prohibited from using the advantages of their status for the purposes of promoting this or that candidate, election association, election block. In particular, they cannot carry out election propaganda in mass media, act as trustees to candidates, election associations, election blocks and may not act as watchers.
The Law envisages the need to present to the election commission by all candidates information on incomes and their owned property. Incorrectness of information submitted by the candidate may serve as grounds to refuse his registration, revoke the registration of the candidate, list of candidates or to be removed from the list of candidates if the incorrect information is revealed after the registration of the candidate or the list of candidates.
The Federal Law is entered into force 10 days after its official publication and does not apply to legal relations emerging because of the elections and referenda appointed before its entry into force.

Federal Law No. 68-FZ of June 12, 2002 on the Amendments to Articles 16, 17, 24, 45 and 46 of the Law of the Russian Federation on the Pension Support to Persons Having Undergone Military Service, Service in the Bodies of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Institutions and Bodies of the Criminal Execution System and Their Families

To ensure the equality of rights of some of the categories of veterans for the benefits in pensions, the provisions of the Federal Law are being brought in compliance with the new wording of the Federal Law on the veterans. The Law refines and expands the list of persons included in the veterans of the Great Patriotic War and veterans of combat operations on the territory of the USSR and territories of other states entitled for higher pensions.
The Federal Law is entered into force from January 1, 2002.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 409 of June 12, 2002 on the Measures to Provide for the Obligatory Audit

Endorses the Rules of arranging the contest to select audit organizations to carry out obligatory annual audit of organizations with the portion of state property in the registered (common) capital amounting to at least 25%. The contest is arranged on the annual basis and is open-type.
Participation in the contests is permitted for audit organizations having the license for audit activities and meeting the requirements.
Assessment of technical and financial proposals presented by audit organizations is carried out by the contest commission created by the contest organizer and is implemented in two stages. The first stage selects not more than 5 audit organizations having received the greatest number of points being permitted for the second stage. The second stage assesses financial proposals of the selected audit organizations. The winner of the contest is assumed to be the audit organization having collected the greatest number of points according to the contest commission.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 407 of June 12, 2002 on the Endorsement of the Rules of Registration of Insurance Contributions Included in the Estimated Pension Capital

Defines the procedure of registration of insurance contributions included in the estimated pension capital of insured persons in the system of obligatory pension insurance. The estimated pension capital is the basis for determination of the amount of the insured part of the labour pension. It is formed out of the common amount of insurance contributions and other resources allocated to finance the insured part of the labour pension and received by the insured person in the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation, as well as the pension rights in the monetary form acquired before January 1, 2002. The registration is vested in the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation.
The amount of the assigned insured part of the labour pension is to be corrected from July 1 of the year following the year when the labour pension was assigned.
The rules are entered into force from January 1, 2002.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 408 of June 12, 2002 on the Procedure of Issue of the Pension Book of the Insured Person in the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation

The pension book of the insured person serves to register information on the condition of the special part of the personal account of the insured person in the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation.
The pension book and the extract from the personal account are handed out by the territorial body of the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation against the personal identification document and the insurance certificate of the state pension support. In this case, the insured person submits application of the transfer of the monetary resources to the non-state pension fund in the amount equivalent to the accumulated pension. The book and the extract are certified with the seal of the issuing territorial body of the Fund and are issued within 10 days from the moment of submission of the mentioned documents.

Decision of the Federal Commission for Securities Market No. 13/ps of April 22, 2002 on the Particulars of Registration in the Register System of the Pawn of the Registered Emission Securities and Introduction of Changes to the Register System Pertaining to the Transfer of the Rights for the Registered Emission Securities in Pawn

Defines the particulars of the mechanism of pawning of registered emission securities. Defines more accurately the actions of all interested parties, the terms of use of the securities in pawn and the right for income from them. Lists additional terms of the pawn and defines the actions of the recorder if such terms are not available. Also reflects the issues of the rights cession procedure for the securities in pawn and procedure of their transfer in subsequent pawn. Defines the mechanism of the transfer of the rights of ownership for these securities in case of a deal if the claims of the pawnee are being satisfied out of court.
Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on June 10, 2002. Reg. No. 3509.

Order of the Ministry of Taxation of the Russian Federation No. BG-3-07/241 of May 6, 2002 on the Implementation by the Ministry of Taxation of the Russian Federation of the Function of Licensing of Production and Distribution of Ethyl Alcohol, Alcoholic and Alcohol-Containing Products

Sets froth the uniform procedure of organization of work of the Ministry of Taxation of the Russian Federation in the implementation of the licensing of activities in the sphere of production and distribution of ethyl alcohol, alcoholic and alcohol-containing products. The Ministry of Taxation of the Russian Federation adopts decisions on the issue, refusal to issue, prolongation, redrawing, suspension, renewal, revocation of the licenses, issue of the temporary permission for the right of storage and sale of the residues of ethyl alcohol, alcoholic and alcohol-containing products, changing the licenses being in effect and on lawsuits to revoke the licenses.
The Order provides the forms of documents submitted by legal entities to the tax body at the place of state registration to get the license.

Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation No. 10-P of June 11, 2002 on the Case of Constitutionality of Provisions of Item 1 of Article 64, Item 11 of Article 32, Items 8 and 9 of Article 35, Items 2 and 3 of Article 59 of the Federal Law on the Main Guarantees of Electoral Rights and the Right to Take Part in the Referendum for the Citizens of the Russian Federation Pursuant to the Requests of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and the Tula Province Regional Court

The Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation has ruled to recognize Item 1 of Article 64 of the Federal Law on the main guarantees of electoral rights and the right to take part in the referendum for the citizens of the Russian Federation as not complying with the Constitution of the Russian Federation inasmuch as the election commission may decide to abandon candidate registration as a measure of responsibility for the violation of the electoral legislation.
Also recognized as not complying with the Constitution of the Russian Federation is Item 11 of Article 32 of this Law inasmuch as it does not permit a candidate to abstain from election under compulsion less than three days ahead of the vote, including the repeated one, as well as excludes an opportunity for a candidate nominated without his consent for repeated vote instead of a defaulter to abstain from vote if the decision of the election commission to replace the defaulter is taken within the mentioned three-day term.
The Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation also recognized as not complying with the Constitution of the Russian Federation Item 3 of Article 59 of this Law inasmuch as it permits the law of the subject of the Russian Federation to prohibit a repeated vote if only one candidate remains in the ballot on the day of the repeated vote.
The Federal Assembly must amend appropriately the Federal Law on the main guarantees of electoral rights and the right to take part in the referendum for the citizens of the Russian Federation.
The Decision is entered into force immediately after the annunciation.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 425 of June 14, 2002 on the Endorsement of the Regulation on the Submission of Information and Documents to the Committee of the Russian Federation for Financial Monitoring by the Bodies of State Power of the Russian Federation, Bodies of State Power of the Subjects of the Russian Federation and the Bodies of Local Government

Defines the procedure of submission by the bodies of state power of the Russian Federation and the subjects of the Russian Federation, as well as the bodies of local government to the Committee of the Russian Federation for Financial Monitoring of information and documents necessary for implementation of its functions (except for the information on private life of citizens). The Committee of the Russian Federation for Financial Monitoring shall get information from the state registers, as well as information on the issue, changes, suspension or revocation of the licenses and other.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 415 of June 13, 2002 on the Endorsement of the Regulation on the Licensing of Activities in Production of Elite Seeds

Defines the procedure of licensing of activities in production of elite seeds carried out by legal entities and independent entrepreneurs. The licensing is vested in the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation. The license is issued for 10 years. The earlier issued licenses preserve their force until expiry.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 414 of June 13, 2002 on the Endorsement of the Regulation on the Licensing of Activities in the Storage of Grain and Products of Its Processing

Defines the procedure of licensing of activities in the storage of grain and products of its processing carried out by legal entities and independent entrepreneurs.
The licensing is vested in the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation. The license is issued for 5 years.

Decision of the Ministry of Labour of the Russian Federation No. 34 of May 7, 2002 on the Endorsement of the Explanation on the Procedure of Application of Item 4 of Article 5 of the Federal Law on the Labour Pensions in the Russian Federation

The issue of the right of a citizen for the labour pension may be considered by the body in charge of the pension support if there is a will of this citizens for it expressed by way of appeal to the given body with application to assign the pension. The Decision lists the persons that do not have the right for the labour pension for some reasons when opportunities to get the social pension are examined.
Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on June 10, 2002. Reg. No. 3508.

Order of the Ministry of Taxation of the Russian Federation No. BG-3-21/262 of May 21, 2002 on the Endorsement of the Instruction on the Filling Out of the Tax Declaration for the Payment for the Use of Water Objects

Sets forth the procedure of filling out the tax declaration for the payment for the use of water objects the form being endorsed by the Order of the Ministry of Taxation of Russia No. BG-3-21/71 of February 15, 2002.
Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on June 10, 2002. Reg. No. 3507.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 424 of June 14, 2002 on the Endorsement of the Regulation on the Licensing of Activities Pertaining to Providing Employment to the Citizens of the Russian Federation Outside the Russian Federation

Defines the procedure of licensing of mediation activities in rendering aid to the citizens of the Russian Federation to find paid jobs with a foreign employer outside the Russian Federation, get permission for employment in a foreign state, conclude a labour contract with a foreign employer carried out by Russian legal entities.
The licensing is vested in the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation. The licence is issued for 5 years. The earlier issued licenses preserve their force until expiry.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 423 of June 14, 2002 on the Endorsement of the Regulation on the Licensing of Activities in the Growing of Plants Used in Production of Narcotic Agents and Psychotropic Substances

Defines the procedure of licensing of activities in the growing of plants used in production of narcotic agents and psychotropic substances included in the list of narcotic agents, psychotropic substances and their precursors subject to control in the Russian Federation carried out by state unitary enterprises.
The licensing is vested in the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation. The license is issued for 5 years.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 422 of June 14, 2002 on the Endorsement of the Regulation on the Licensing of Outer Space Activities

Defines the procedure of licensing of outer space activities including creation, production and use of outer space equipment, launching and flight control of outer space objects, reception, processing and distribution of information received from outer space apparatuses of remote probing of the Earth and other.
The licensing is vested in the Russian Air and Outer Space Agency. The license is issued for 5 years. The earlier issued licenses preserve their force until expiry.

Order of the State Customs Committee of the Russian Federation No. 350-r of May 223, 2002 on the Customs Registration and Customs Control of Electric Power Moved Across the Customs Border of the Russian Federation in Cases of Parallel Operation of Power Supply Systems

Defines the particulars of the customs registration and customs control of electric power moved across the customs border of the Russian Federation over all available in operation power transmission lines in cases of parallel operation of power supply systems of their parts. Before the transfer of electric power, the declaring party submits to the customs body the temporary cargo customs declaration indicating the approximate amount of electric power using the planned algebraic sum of flows of electric power and the power rating for the estimated period. The full cargo customs declaration is submitted for the algebraic sum of the flows of electric power and the power rating in opposite directions actually transferred across the customs border of the Russian Federation. Together with the full cargo customs declaration, the act of interstate electric power flows is submitted drawn up in free style and certified with the seal of the organization responsible for the transfer of electric power and reflecting the q uantity of the received and transferred electric power for each power transmission line.
Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on June 17, 2002. Reg. No. 3517.

Order of the State Customs Committee of the Russian Federation No. 481 of May 20, 2002 on the Order of the State Customs Committee of Russia No. 702-r of July 3, 2001

The procedure of transfer of customs payments in cases of partial exemption from customs duties, taxes of the temporarily imported (exported) commodities is being brought in compliance with the Decision of the Supreme Court of January 23, 2002.
According to this Decision, being recognised as invalid and not producing legal consequences are orders stating that the return (offsetting) of the paid amounts of the periodic customs payments in cases of commodity return export (import) or declaring for another customs regime is not carried out except for the cases of return (offsetting) of the amounts of periodic payments transferred for the unused time of the temporary import (export).
Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on June 17, 2002. Reg. No. 3514.

Order of the State Customs Committee of the Russian Federation No. 470 of May 8, 2002 on the Endorsement of the Regulation on the Customs Examination of Commodities and Transport Vehicles

Defines the general requirements and the method of arranging of the customs examination of commodities and transport vehicles available under the customs control including those after clearing.
The Order does not apply to commodities moved by a natural person, not intended for production or other commercial activities and presented directly during entry or exit, commodities sent to a natural person and presented to the customs body without the actual crossing of the border by their recipient or sender, as well as commodities moved in international postal dispatches.
Customs examination of commodities and transport vehicles includes the checking actions of the officials of the customs body aimed to prove the correctness of information necessary for the customs purposes, reveal violations in the sphere of customs matters, as well as determine the characteristics of the commodities.
Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on June 17, 2002. Reg. No. 3513.
The Order is entered into force 30 days after the day of its official publication.

Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 609 of June 17, 2002 on the Invalidation of Some of the Decrees of the President of the Russian Federation

Invalidates Decrees of the President of the Russian Federation No. 1769 of October 27, 1993 on the measures to ensure the rights of stock-holders and No. 1233 of June 11, 1994 on the protection of the rights of investors. The given measures have been adopted pursuant to the entering into force of the Federal Law on the amendments to the Federal Law on joint-stock companies.
The Decree is entered into force from the day of its official publication.

Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 1162-U of June 13, 2002 on the Amendments to the Regulation of the Bank of Russia No. 125-P of October 4, 2000 on the Procedure of Drawing Up Intermediary Liquidation Balance Report and the Liquidation Balance Report of a Credit Organization and Their Coordination by the Territorial Institutions of the Bank of Russia

Changes the procedure of coordination and endorsement of the intermediary liquidation balance report, liquidation balance report of a credit organization if its liquidation began before the entering into force of the Federal Law on insolvency (bankruptcy) of credit organizations, as well as in case of obligatory liquidation at the decision of the court of arbitration without appointing the liquidator.
The time of adoption of the decision by the territorial institution of the Bank of Russia on the coordination of the intermediary liquidation balance report and the liquidation balance report or refusal to coordinate them is reduced from 30 to 25 days.
The new wording is provided for the appendices containing the list of creditors and the list of property of the liquidated organization.
The Direction is entered into force from the moment of publication in the Herald of the Bank of Russia.

Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 1160-U of June 11, 2002 on the Amendments to the Regulation of the Bank of Russia No. 18-P of February 20, 1998 on the Multi-Round Processing of Payments in the Moscow Region

Provides the new wording for the Regulation defining the procedure of multi-round processing of payments when they are cleared through the payment network of the Bank of Russia in the Moscow region.
In particular, changes the notion of the "multi-round processing of documents". Now it is implied to be the procedure of processing of electronic payment documents when their reception, control and execution ensuring the writing off/entry of resources on accounts opened in the divisions of the payment network of the Bank of Russia of the Moscow region, as well as the sending to participants of the executed electronic payment documents confirming the transfer of resources is carried out in the discrete regime for each payment taking into account return payments, i.e. in the allocated intervals of time called "rounds". The Direction changes significantly the round processing schedule.
The Direction is entered into force from July 26, 2002.

Regulation of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Taxation of the Russian Federation and the Central Bank of Russia Nos. 52n, BG-15-10/473, 1163-U of June 14, 2002 on the Non-Application of the Joint Letters and the Telegram of the Ministry of Finance of Russia, State Tax Service of Russia and the Bank of Russia on the Procedure of Opening and Regime of Individual Accounts for Offsetting the Incomes and Expenses of the Federal Budget, Special Payments in Execution of Individual Items of Expenses of the Federal Budget and Tied Financing of Expenses of the Federal Budget

Invalidates a number of joint documents of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Taxation of the Russian Federation and the Central Bank of Russia regulating the procedure of opening and regime of individual accounts for offsetting the incomes and expenses of the federal budget, special payments in execution of individual items of expenses of the federal budget and tied financing of expenses of the federal budget.
The Regulation is entered into force from the day of official publication.

Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 1161-U of June 11, 2002 on the Invalidation of the Letter of the Bank of Russia No. 339 of October 10, 1996

Invalidates the Letter to institute the uniform procedure of payments in own financial and economic operations for non-bank credit organizations, including those carrying out the functions of clearing centres of the organized securities market, through the correspondent account opened in the Bank of Russia.
The Direction is entered into force from the day of publication in the Herald of the Bank of Russia.

Letter of the Ministry of Taxation of the Russian Federation No. VG-6-02/800 of June 6, 2002

Pursuant to the entering into force of Chapter 25 of Part 2 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation "Profit Tax from Organizations", invalidates from January 1, 2002 192 letters of the Ministry of Taxation of the Russian Federation.

Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 610 of June 17, 2002 on the Measures to Improve Social Protection of Some Categories of Judges and State Servants

Judges, workers of the federal courts of general jurisdiction operating on the territory of the Chechen Republic and the workers of the Department of the Courts of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation in the Chechen Republic shall get an extra monthly supplement to the salary for the special working conditions in the amount of 100% of the salary.
The Decree is entered into force from the day of its official publication.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 421 of June 14, 2002 on the Endorsement of the Regulation on the Development of the Special Ecological Programs of Rehabilitation of Radiation-Contaminated Parts of Territories

Defines the procedure and time limits of development of special ecological programs of rehabilitation of radiation-contaminated parts of territories financed at the expense of the resources obtained from foreign trade operations with irradiated fuel assemblies of nuclear reactors.

Letter of the Ministry of Taxation of the Russian Federation No. 03-4-11/1066/42-P327 of April 19, 2002 on the Procedure of Payment of Excise Duty Taxes

Explains that the beer producing organization is the payer of the excise duty tax for the volumes of the mentioned commodity transferred for bottling, and the organization bottling the beer on the customer-supplied basis is the payer of the excise duty tax for the bottled beer. Thus, the organization having bottled the beer must reduce the accrued amount of excise duty tax by the amount of the excise duty tax accrued and paid by the owner of this beer when transferring it for bottling.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 438 of June 19, 2002 on the Uniform State Register of Legal Entities

Sets forth the procedure of keeping by the Ministry of Taxation of the Russian Federation and its territorial bodies of the Uniform State Register of Legal Entities, as well as the composition of documents included in the registration file, composition of information included in the records of the state register, ways of submission of information on the licenses obtained by the legal entity by the licensing body, composition of the used classifiers and guides.
Also sets forth the procedure of providing information contained in the state register. Defines the form, procedure and time limits of providing of the mentioned information, as well as the amount of payment for it, cases and procedure of granting free information, list of state bodies getting information on the state registration on the obligatory basis and composition of this information, procedure and time limits for providing information on it to the legal entity.
Sets forth, in particular, that information on the particular legal entity contained in the register is provided to it free to the request once a year in one copy. Whenever information from the register is provided on a paid basis, the amount of payment is 2 minimum amounts of labour remuneration for each document (4 minimum amounts of labour remuneration in case of emergency). The rules apply from July 1, 2002.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 439 of June 19, 2002 on the Endorsement of the Forms of Documents Used in the State Registration of Legal Entities and Requirements to Them

Endorses 15 forms of documents used during the state registration of legal entities and requirements to them. In particular, endorses the from of the application for the state registration of the legal entity at creation, as well as in case of its liquidation, application for registration of changes introduced in the constituent documents, certificate of registration and other. Applications, notifications and other documents are presented on paper media and, if possible, in the electronic form. Applicant's signature on the application, notification and report is certified by a notary.
On the basis of information of the state registration of the legal entity, territorial bodies of the Ministry of Taxation of the Russian Federation register it in the tax body at the place of location of the newly created legal entity.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 440 of June 19, 2002 on the Endorsement of the Procedure of Interaction of the Bodies of Registration in Cases of State Registration of Legal Entities Created Through Reorganization

Defines the procedure of interaction of the bodies of registration in cases of state registration of legal entities created by reorganization, if the place of location of the legal entities created through reorganization is different from the place of location of the reorganized legal entity.
The procedure of interaction of the body of registration at the place of location of the reorganized legal entities with the body of registration at the place of location of the newly created legal entity is deferent depending on the form of the reorganization: conversion, merger, separation, isolation and incorporation.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 441 of June 19, 2002 on the Endorsement of the Procedure and Time Limits for the Transfer of the Registration Files of the Registered Earlier Legal Entities Stored in the Bodies in Charge of the State Registration of Legal Entities before the Federal Law on the State Registration of Legal Entities Is Entered into Force

Defines the general principles of interaction of the bodies in charge of the state registration of legal entities before July 1, 2002 and the departments of the Ministry of Taxation of the Russian Federation in the subjects of the Russian Federation and inspections of the Ministry of Taxation of the Russian Federation.
The transfer of registration cases of the earlier registered legal entities will be carried out within 6 months.
The Decision is entered into force from the day of entry into force of the Federal Law on the state registration of legal entities, i.e. from July 1, 2002.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 442 of June 19, 2002 on the Procedure of Interaction of the Federal Judicial Body and the Federal Body of Executive Power Authorized to Carry Out the State Registration of Legal Entities

Defines the procedure of interaction of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation and its territorial bodies with the Ministry of Taxation of the Russian Federation and its departments over the issues of state registration of legal entities (their creation, reorganization, liquidation, changing of constituent documents and other), the special procedure and time limits of registration of which being specified in the federal laws. Such interaction is implemented in cases of state registration of trade-and-industry chambers, political parties, public organizations, movements, funds, public self-acting institutions and bodies, as well as religious organizations.
The Decision provides the list of documents submitted to the federal judicial body and its territorial bodies to take the decision on the state registration of the trade-and-industry chambers, public associations and religious organizations created through reorganization.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 449 of June 21, 2002 on the Amendments to the Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1364 of December 9, 1999

The rates of export customs duties for individual types of paper products (codes according to the Foreign Trade Commodity Nomenclature 4804 21 100 0, 4819 30 000 1, 4819 30 000 2) exported from the territory of the Russian Federation outside the member-states of the Customs Union agreements are reduced to amount to 5% (earlier, 10%) of the customs cost.
The Decision is entered into force one month after the day of its official publication.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 454 of June 21, 2002 on the Licensing of Activities Pertaining to Circulation of Narcotic Agents and Psychotropic Substances

The licensing applies to the development, production, making, processing, storage, transportation, supply, selling, distribution, purchase, use and destruction of narcotic agents and psychotropic substances included in Lists II and III.
The licensing is vested in the Ministry of Public Health of the Russian Federation or the bodies of executive power of the subjects of the Russian Federation (if such authority is handed over by the Ministry of Public Health of the Russian Federation). The license is issued for 5 years. The earlier issued licenses preserve their force until expiry.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 450 of June 21, 2002 on the Prolongation for the Year 2003 of the Tied Federal Program "State Housing Certificates"

Extends the federal tied program "State Housing Certificates" for the year 2003. The State Construction Committee of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation are ordered to work out the program of providing housing in 2004-2010 to servicemen, employees of the bodies of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, institutions and bodies of the criminal execution system to be dismissed from the military service, service in the mentioned bodies and institutions, as well as persons of similar status.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 448 of June 21, 2002 on the Exemption from Customs Duties and Taxes of Sea Vessels Imported Temporarily to the Customs Territory of the Russian Federation

Sea vessels of the total capacity greater than 1,000 (codes according to the Foreign Trade Commodity Nomenclature 8901 10 100 0, 8901 20 100 0, 8901 30 100 0, 8901 90 100 0) owned by foreign parties and chartered by Russian parties under the time charter or bareboat charter contracts for use in international cargo and passenger transportation are imported temporarily to the territory of the Russian Federation with full exemption from the customs duties and taxes for the period of the mentioned contracts.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 447 of June 19, 2002 on the Licensing of Transportation and Other Activities on Sea Transport

The licensing applies to sea transportation of passengers, cargo, towage (except for own needs), cargo handling in sea ports, as well as surveyor services of sea vessels in sea ports. Surveyor services are implied to be activities in examination of vessels, cargo and other objects of the sea business and sea insurance and issue of statements on their technical condition, damage in accidents, seaworthiness of the vessel etc.
The licensing is vested in the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation. The licenses are issued for five years. The earlier issued licenses preserve their force until expiry.

Order of the State Customs Committee of the Russian Federation No. 482 of May 20, 2002 on the Amendments to the Order of the State Customs Committee of Russia No. 1132 of November 28, 2001

According to the introduced amendments, the special procedure of declaring (with submission of the preliminary customs declaration before the actual import of commodities of individual category) applies also to commodities imported for organizations fully owned by foreign investors.
Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on June 24, 2002. Reg. No. 3532.
The Order is entered into force 30 days after its official publication.

Order of the State Customs Committee of the Russian Federation No. 295 of April 1, 2002 on the Officials of the Customs Bodies of the Russian Federation Authorized to Draw Up Protocols of Administrative Violations, Initiate Proceedings in Cases of Administrative Violations and Carry Out Administrative Investigation

The listed officials having revealed directly violations of the customs rules may impose administrative arrest, as well as initiate procedural actions envisaged in Articles 27.7, 27.8, 27.9, 27.10 of the Code of Administrative Violations of the Russian Federation.
Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on June 24, 2002. Reg. No. 3530.
The Order is entered into force from July 1, 2002.

Letter of the Ministry of Taxation of the Russian Federation No. BG-6-24/784@ of June 4, 2002 on the Invalidation of the Interim Procedure

Abandons the interim procedure of consideration in the bodies of the State Tax Service of the Russian Federation of the issues of granting respites and extension schedules in the payment of fines for the violation by enterprises and organizations of the procedure of transfer of currency receipts to accounts in authorized banks endorsed by the State Tax Service of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation on October 15, 1993.
The terms of the earlier granted respites (extension schedules) for the payment of fines are to be observed until expiry of the period of their granting.
If the enterprise violates these conditions, the appropriate respite (extension schedule) is abrogated and the tax body collects all of the unpaid amount of fines on the compulsory basis.

Letter of the State Customs Committee of the Russian Federation No. 06-11/21396 of May 30, 2002 on the Application of the Value Added Tax

Amounts of the value added tax paid for the technological equipment (component and spare parts for it) not produced in the Russian Federation and imported to the territory of the Russian Federation before January 1, 2000 are not returned.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 457 of June 21, 2002 on the Endorsement of the Regulation on the Licensing of Production of Cartridges for Arms and Component Parts of Cartridges

Defines the procedure of licensing of production of cartridges for arms and component parts of cartridges by legal entities. The licensing is vested in the Russia Agency for Conventional Weapons and the Russian Agency for Ammunition in their sphere of reference. The licenses are issued for five years. The earlier issued licenses preserve their force until expiry.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 456 of June 21, 2002 on the Licensing of Activities in the Sphere of Armaments and Military Equipment

Defines the procedure of licensing of development, production, repair and utilization of armaments and military equipment carried out by legal entities. The Regulation does not apply to utilization of ammunition, nuclear warheads and chemical weapons. The licensing is vested in the Russian Agency for Conventional Weapons, Russian Air and Outer Space Agency, Russian Agency for Control Systems, Russian Shipbuilding Agency and the Russian Agency for Ammunition according to the types of armaments and military equipment in their sphere of reverence. The licenses are issued for five years. The earlier issued licenses preserve their force until expiry.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 455 of June 21, 2002 on the Endorsement of the Regulation on the Licensing of Production of Armaments and Main Parts of Firearms

Defines the procedure of licensing of production of armaments and main parts of firearms by legal entities. The licensing is vested in the Russian Agency for Conventional Weapons. The licenses are issued for five years. The earlier issued licenses preserve their force until expiry.

Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 1166-U of June 21, 2002 on the Amendments to the Direction of the Bank of Russia No. 1024-U of August 27, 2001 on the Procedure of Bringing in Compliance of the Amount of the Registered Capital and the Amount of Own Resources (Capital) of Credit Organizations

The Direction is begin brought in compliance with the Regulation of the Central Bank of Russia No. 159-P of November 26, 2001 on the method of calculation of own resources (capital) of credit organizations. The changes pertain to the particulars of estimation of the amount of own resources (capital) of credit organizations that must not be lower than the amount of the registered capital defined in the constituent documents.
The Direction is entered into force from the moment of publication in the Herald of the Bank of Russia.

Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 1165-U of June 21, 2002 on the Amendments to the Direction of the Bank of Russia No. 1025-U of August 27, 2001 on the Procedure of Initiation of Revocation from Credit Organizations of the Licenses for Bank Operations in Compliance with Part 1 and Part 2 of Article 20 of the Federal Law on the Banks and Banking Activities

The Direction is being brought in compliance with the Regulation of the Central Bank of Russia No. 159-P of November 26, 2001 on the method of calculation of own resources (capital) of credit organizations. The changes specify the particulars of determination of the amount of own resources (capital) of a credit organization to reveal the grounds for the revocation of the licenses for bank operations.
The Direction is entered into force from the moment of publication in the Herald of the Bank of Russia.

Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 1164-U of June 21, 2002 on the Amendments to the Instruction of the Bank of Russia No. 84-I of July 12, 1999 on the Procedure of Implementation of the Measures to Prevent Insolvency (Bankruptcy) of Credit Organizations

Refines the procedure of submission by the territorial institution of the Bank of Russia of the documents to the Bank of Russia when implementing the function of control over the reorganization of credit organizations.
The Direction is entered into force from the moment of publication in the Herald of the Bank of Russia.

Federal Law No. 72-FZ of June 25, 2002 on the Amendments to Articles 169 and 171 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation

Provides the new wording for Article 169 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation "Obstruction of Legal Entrepreneurial and Other Activities". The main changes are stipulated by the entering into force from July 1, 2002 of the Federal Law on the state registration of legal entities and introduce penal sanctions for the illegal refusal of the state registration of an independent entrepreneur or legal entity or avoidance of their registration.
Besides, the Federal Law changes Article 171 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation "Illegal Entrepreneurial Activities". The sanction specified by this Article is envisaged for entrepreneurial activities without registration or in violation of the rules of registration, or for submission of documents containing information known to be incorrect to the body in charge of the state registration of legal entities.
The Federal Law is entered into force from July 1, 2002.

Federal Law No. 71-FZ of June 25, 2002 on the Amendments to the Law of the Russian Federation on Education and the Federal Law on the Higher and Post-Graduate Professional Education

Introduces the benefits in admission to the institutions of higher and secondary professional education: for the winners of all-Russia olympiads of school children and members of the national teams of the Russian Federation taking part in international olympiads (without entrance examinations).
Specifies the age permitting to admit the citizens to the educational institutions implementing the programs of primary education. The study of children in the mentioned institutions begins from the age of six years and a half in the absence of medical contraindications, however, not later than eight years of age or earlier if there is an application from the parents (legal representatives).
The sphere of reference of the Russian Federation includes the annual endorsement on the basis of the expert evaluation of the federal lists of text-books recommended (permitted) for use in the educational process in educational institutions implementing educational programs of general education and having state accreditation.
A number of provisions is brought in compliance with the actual legislation. In particular, it is indicated directly that persons undergoing day-time studies in institutions of professional education are entitled for a respite for the draft to the military service.
The Federal Law is entered into force from the day of its official publication.

Federal Law No. 70-FZ of June 25, 2002 on the Amendments to the Federal Laws on the Hydrometeorological Service and on Arms

In view of the empowerment of the Russian Hydrometeorological Service with the duty to guard the valuable and hazardous cargo, special correspondence and cargo containing secret information and delivered to remote stations, individual categories of employees of this body are entitled to purchase and use service and hunting firearms. Besides, it is permitted to purchase and use such weapons for organizations that, according to the Federal Law on fauna, are empowered with the function of protection of the objects of fauna and their environment.
The Federal Law is entered into force from the day of its official publication.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 462 of June 26, 2002 on the Monetary Subsistence of Servicemen

Endorses the amounts of salaries for the typical military positions for contact servicemen (introduced from July 1, 2002) and draft servicemen (introduced from January 1, 2003), as well as the amounts of salaries for military positions of contract servicemen (from January 1, 2003). The salary of a private or sailor before the mast amounts to Rbl 360 and that of an Army general or admiral, to Rbl 1,500.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 460 of June 25, 2002 on the Procedure of Return in 2002 of the Debt in Budget Credits Granted to Legal Entities from 1992 through 2000

Specifies the procedure of returning in 2002 of the debts of legal entities in the resources of the federal budget granted in 1992 through 2000 on the payback basis under the agreements (contracts) concluded with the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation or the chief administrators of the resources of the federal budget or authorized banks. The right to demand the return of the budget credits on behalf of the Russian Federation is granted to the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation. In 2002, the agent of the Government of the Russian Federation providing for the return of the debts under budget credits is the OAO "Russian Bank of Development".

Order of the Ministry of Printing, TV and Radio Broadcasting of the Russian Federation No. 107 of May 31, 2002 on the Endorsement of the Procedure of Use of the Resources Obtained from the Registration Fee for the Registration of Mass Media

The mentioned resources are allocated to pay for the expenses pertaining to issue of registration certificates, extracts form the uniform register of the printed and electronic mass media, calculation works and services and other.
Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on June 26, 2002. Reg. No. 3537.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 47n of June 3, 2002 on the Audit Council of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation

Creates the council to take account of the opinion of the professional participants of the audit market in issues of forming and implementation of the state policy in the sphere of audit, development of the system of measures of state support to introduction and development of the market of audit services in Russia. The council shall develop the federal rules (standards) of audit activities, as well as define professional requirements to auditors, ethical norms and rules of conduct.
Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on June 21, 2002. Reg. No. 3521.

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