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Monitoring of the Federal Legislation dated 16.10.2003

Order of the President of the Russian Federation No. 471-rp of October 13, 2003 on the Procedure of Issue of Certificates of Registration of Official Symbols and Insignia in the State Heraldry Register of the Russian Federation

The certificate of registration of official symbols and insignia in the State Heraldry Register of the Russian Federation is drawn up on the blank form of specified type. The certificate indicates ordinal No. used to enter the official symbol or insignia in the Register, the date and No. of the protocol of the session of the Heraldry Council of the President of the Russian Federation.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 624 of October 14, 2003 on the Procedure of Creation of the Customs Control Zones Along the Customs Border

Customs control zones are created along the customs border regardless of whether or not it coincides with the state border of the Russian Federation.
Activities of the customs bodies within the customs control zones must not hamper the work of the border guard bodies and troops of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation.
The Decision is entered into force from January 1, 2004.

Order of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1493-r of October 14, 2003

Approves the concept of development of the state financial (guarantee) support of the export of industrial products in the Russian Federation. Defines the goals, tasks and priorities of the state financial (guarantee) support of industrial export and envisages the measures of its development.
The main goals of the support of export of industrial products are enhancing of competitive positions of Russian exporters at the external market and increasing of the portion of items with a high degree of processing in the export structure. In the determination of the terms of export crediting at the expense of (involving) the resources of the federal budget it is suggested to fix the period of use of the credit for consumer goods for up to 6 months with the period of redemption up to 3.5 years.

Decision of the Plenum of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation No. 5 of October 10, 2003 on the Application by the General Jurisdiction Courts of the Commonly Acknowledged Principles and Norms of the International Law and International Treaties of the Russian Federation

International treaties involving the signs of culpable actions may not be applied by the courts directly since such treaties specify directly the duty of the states to provide for the fulfilment of the obligations envisaged in the treaty by fixing the culpability of certain crimes in an internal (national) law.
Incorrect application by a court of the commonly acknowledged principles and norms of the international law and international treaties of the Russian Federation may serve as grounds to revoke or change the act of the court.
If there are difficulties in the interpretation of the commonly acknowledged principles and norms of the international law, international treaties of the Russian Federation, the courts are recommended to rely on the acts and decisions of international organisations including the UN bodies and specialised institutions, as well as apply to the Legal Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation.

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