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Monitoring of the Federal Legislation dated 28.06.2002

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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