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Monitoring of the Federal Legislation dated 16.12.2004

Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation of December 15, 2004 on the Case of Constitutionality of Item 3 of Article 9 of the Federal Law on Political Parties Pursuant to the Request of the Koptevsky Regional Court of the City of Moscow, Appeals of the All-Russia Public Political Organisation "Orthodox Party of Russia" and Citizens I.V.Artemov and D.A.Savin

According to the challenged provision, it is not permitted to create political parties according to occupational, race, nationality or religious affiliation implying a reference in the charter and program of the political party of the goals of protection of occupational, race, nationality or religious interests, as well as an indication of the mentioned goals in the name of the political party.

According to the applicants, the given provision violates the freedom of associations and the principle of equality in its implementation and does not comply with Article 13 (Part 5) of the Constitution of the Russian Federation specifying the grounds prohibiting in the Russian Federation creation and activities of public associations.

The Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation explained that the use by a political party in its name of the words and word combinations directly related to any religion or nationality is associated directly with appropriate ideological postulates, program principles and goals. If the content of the charter and program of a political party does not confirm that the party is created according to the religious or nationality affiliation, the words showing its nationality or religious affiliation must not be used in the name of the party.

The challenged Item is recognised as not contradicting the Constitution of the Russian Federation where it does not permit to create political parties according to the nationality or religious affiliation.

The Decision is entered into force immediately after annunciation.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 773 of December 14, 2004 on the Endorsement of the Rules of Payment for the Provided Information on the Registered Rights, Issue of Copies of Contracts and Other Documents Showing the Essence of Unilateral Transactions Committed in Simple Written Form

The payment for the provided information on the registered rights for the object of immovable property, as well as for the issue of copies of contracts and other documents showing the essence of unilateral transactions committed in simple written form, amounts to Rbl 100 for natural persons and Rbl 300 for legal entities. The payment for the provided information on the registered rights for the enterprise as a property complex, as well as for the issue of copies of contracts and other documents showing the essence of unilateral transactions with the enterprise as a property complex committed in simple written form amounts to Rbl 600.

The payment is transferred by the payer through the bank, other credit organisation according to cash or cashless procedure and is entered as incomes in the federal budget.

The Decision lists the cases when the payment entered as incomes in the federal budget must be returned.

The Rules are entered into force from January 1, 2005 and apply to legal relations emerging after their entry into force.

Order of the Federal Agency of Construction and the Housing and Communal Sector No. 221 of November 18, 2004 on the Endorsement of the Procedure of Filling of the Blank Certificates Handed out to Citizens Participating in the Subprogram "State Housing Certificates" for the Years 2004-2010 Forming Part of the Tied Federal Program "Housing" for the Years 2002-2010

Specifies the rules of filling (drawing up) of the blank state housing certificates certifying the rights of the participants of the subprogram for the subsidy at the expense of resources of the federal budget to purchase housing space.

The blank certificates are produced by the Federal Agency of Construction and the Housing and Communal Sector using printed process according to the endorsed form. The period of validity of the certificate makes 9 months from the day of issue indicated in the certificate. The date of issue of the certificate is the date of its signing by the authorised official of the body in charge of the issue of the certificates.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on December 10, 2004. Reg. No. 6183.

Order of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation No. 188 of December 3, 2004 on the Endorsement of the Regulation on the Directorate (Department) of the Federal Registration Service in the Subject (Subjects) of the Russian Federation

The directorate (department) of the Federal Registration Service in the subject (subjects) of the Russian Federation is a territorial body of the Federal Registration Service. The directorate, within their sphere of reference, is independent in their activities from the bodies of state power of the subject (subjects) of the Russian Federation, bodies of local government. The main tasks of the directorate are: state registration of public and religions associations, control and enforcement in the sphere of advocacy and notary activities, control of activities of self-regulating organisations of bankruptcy commissioners. The Order provides the list of the directorates (departments) of the Federal Registration Service in the subject (subjects) of the Russian Federation.

The Order remains in force until December 31, 2004.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on December 9, 2004. Reg. No. 6177.

Order of the Central Bank of Russia No. OD-848 of December 6, 2004 on the Correction Coefficients of the Bank of Russia

To adjust the market value of the bonds of external bond loans of the Russian Federation with ISIN trade code beginning with symbols XS, as well as with the state registration numbers of individual issues accepted as a backing under the credits of the Bank of Russia, correction coefficient 0.9 is applied.

Operative Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 140-T of December 6, 2004 on the Inclusion of Securities in the Lombard List of the Bank of Russia

Includes in the Lombard List of the Bank of Russia the bonds of the loans of the city of Moscow issued in compliance with the Decision of the Government of Moscow No. 824 of October 17, 2000 with the state registration numbers of issues RU27039MOS, RU25040MOS.

The Operative Direction is applied from the day of its publication in the Herald of the Bank of Russia, however, no sooner than the day when the mentioned bonds are permitted for circulation at the organised market of securities in the state federal securities sector.

The text of the Operative Direction is published in the Herald of the Bank of Russia No. 71 of December 16, 2004.

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