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Monitoring of the Federal Legislation dated 12.12.2005

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 737 of December 6, 2005 on the Procedure for Providing Separate Dwelling Space in 2005 to Judges, Prosecutors and Prosecutor Investigators Needing Improvement of Housing Conditions

Budget allocations for the year 2005 earmarked for the improvement of the housing conditions of judges, prosecutors and prosecutor investigators shall be used for the purchase (construction) on the contest basis of separate dwelling space for the mentioned category of persons qualifying it as a specialised dwelling fund.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 732 of December 5, 2005 on the Import of Beef, Pork and Poultry Meat in 2006-2009

For the nearest 4 years (2006-2009), specifies the volumes of import of beef, pork and poultry meat. For the European Union and the USA, the motioned volumes will be increased on the annual basis, the share of Paraguay being unchanged. Fresh and chilled beef imported within specified quotas will be subject to the rate of 15% of the customs cost, however, not less than EUR 0.2 per kg, frozen - 15% of the customs cost, however, not less than EUR 0.15 per kg. The given rates shall remain unchanged for 4 years. For meat imported in excess of specified quotas, there will be increased rates (for example, in 2006, 55% of the customs cost, however, not less than EUR 0.7 per kg for fresh and chilled beef). The given rates, however, will be reduced on the annual basis (for example, in 2009, for fresh and chilled beef, the rate will be envisaged in the amount of 40% of the customs cost, however, not less than EUR 0.53 per kg).

Fresh, chilled or frozen pork will be imported: in 2006, using the rate of 15% of the customs cost, however, to less than EUR 0.25 per kg (within the limits of the quota) and 60% of the customs cost, however, not less than EUR 1 per kg (in excess of the quota). In 2009, the import rate within the limit of the quota will remain unchanged, and in excess of the quota, will make 40% of the customs cost, however, not less than EUR 0.55 per kg.

Fresh, chilled to frozen poultry meat shall be imported: in 2006 using the rate of 25% of the customs cost, however, not less than EUR 0.2 per kg (within the limits of the quota) and 60% of the customs cost, however, not less than EUR 0.48 per kg (in excess of the quota). In 2009, the import rate within the limits of the quota will remain unchanged, and in excess of the quota, will make 40% of the customs cost, however, not less than EUR 0.32 per kg.

The Decision defines the procedure of getting the license necessary for the import of meat at beneficial rates.

The Decision is entered into force from January 1, 2006.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 728 of December 5, 2005 on the Regulation of Import of Poultry Meat in 2006

In 2006, poultry meat will be imported at the rate of 25% of the customs cost, however, not less than EUR 0.2 per kg within the limits of the quota equal to 1,130.8 thousand tons in the presence of the license issued by the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia. The greater part of the quota (841.3 thousand tons) falls on the USA. Poultry meat imported in excess of the specified quota will be subject to the rate of 60% of the customs cost, however, not less than EUR 0.48 per kg.

The Decision is entered into force from January 1, 2006.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 725 of December 5, 2005 on the Interaction and Coordination of Activities of the Bodies of Executive Power of the Subjects of the Russian Federation and Territorial Bodies of the Federal Bodies of Executive Power

Defines the procedure of interaction and coordination of activities of the bodies of executive power of the subjects of the Russian Federation and territorial bodies of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia, Ministry of Justice of Russia, Federal Service of Execution of Punishments, Federal Registration Service, Federal Bailiff Service, as well as the federal ministries and other federal bodies of executive power supervised by the Government of the Russian Federation and federal services and agencies subordinate to these miniseries. The Decision lists the issues where interaction is necessary under the given Decision and the forms of the mentioned interaction.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 718 of December 5, 2005 on the Firearms Awarded to Citizens of the Russian Federation

Defines the rules of awarding the civil, combat short-barrel firearms and cold arms to citizens of the Russian Federation including servicemen and employees of the state paramilitary organisations, purchase of firearms and cartridges to them to replenish the award funds, registration of the mentioned firearms and cartridges, their storage and withdrawal.

The awards are regarded as an incentive for the citizens for the services to the state, heroism, achievements in the sphere of law enforcement, public order and security, protection of rights and freedoms of man and citizen.

The Decision lists the types and models of firearms than may be used to award the citizens of the Russian Federation.

Awarded firearms and cartridges for them may not be an object of sale, exchange, donation and inheritance. Awards do not apply in post-mortem cases.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 715 of December 5, 2005 on the Qualification Requirements to the Special Officials in Charge of Observation of the Rules of Internal Control and Programs of Its Implementation, As Well As the Requirements to the Personnel Training, Identification of Clients, Beneficiaries for the Purposes of Combating Legalisation (Laundering) of Incomes Obtained in a Criminal Way and Financing of Terrorism

The qualification requirements to the mentioned persons include a higher professional education in specialities "Economy and Management" or "Law" and a special training. In cases of absence of the mentioned education, it is necessary to have experience of work of at least two years in positions in the sphere of combating of legalisation (laundering) of incomes obtained in a criminal way and financing of terrorism. The special officials of professional participants of the securities market and organisations managing investment funds or non-state pension funds may be subject to additional qualification requirements.

The requirements to identification of clients (persons enjoying services of organisations) and beneficiaries are specified by the Ministry of Finance of Russia.

The Decision does not apply to credit organisations.

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