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Monitoring of the Federal Legislation dated 30.04.2009

Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 336 of March 30, 2009 on the Call-up to the Military Service for the Citizens of the Russian Federation in April-May 2009 and Dismissal from the Military Service for Draft Servicemen

The call-up to the military service scheduled from April 1 to July 15, 2009 applies to the citizens of the Russian Federation 18 to 27 years of age registered for the military service and not being in the reserve.

Order of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation No. 57 of February 24, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Procedure to Carry out the Uniform State Examination

Introduces a new procedure to carry out the uniform state examination as a state (final) certification of school leavers.

Letter of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 03-03-05/21 of February 16, 2009 on the Return of Overpaid Amounts of the Profit Tax

The Federal Law No. 224-FZ of November 26, 2008 permits taxpayers to change the procedure of calculation of advance payments for the profit tax for the IV quarter of 2008.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 272 of March 31, 2009 on the Procedure to Estimate the Fire Safety Hazard

Specifies the procedure of estimation of the fire safety hazard when drawing up the fire safety declaration.

Order of the Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation No. 79 of March 25, 2009 on the Average Market Cost of 1 Square Meter of the Total Dwelling Space by the Subjects of the Russian Federation for the II quarter of 2009

Specifies the average market cost of 1 square meter of total dwelling space by the subjects of the Russian Federation for the II quarter of 2009.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 290 of April 1, 2009 on the Measures to Implement the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 1370 of September 17, 2008

Specifies the authority of the Business Management Department of the President of the Russian Federation.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 289 of March 31, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Rules of Accreditation of Legal Entities to Assess Vulnerabilities of Objects of Transport Infrastructure and Transport Vehicles

Provides assessment of vulnerabilities of transport vehicles and objects of transport infrastructure for the cases of illegal interference, including a terrorist act.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 285 of March 31, 2009 on the List of Objects Subject to the Federal State Ecological Control

Specifies a new list of objects subject to the federal state ecological control.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 281 of March 31, 2009 on the Amendments to the Regulation on the Licensing of Audit Activities

The Regulation on the licensing of audit activities is being brought in compliance with the new federal law on the mentioned activities.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 276 of March 31, 2009 on the Prolongation of the Rates of Import Customs Duties for Individual Types of Clothes of Natural Fur

Prolongs for 9 months more the reduced import duties for clothes of natural fur.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 275 of March 31, 2009 on the Prolongation of the Rate of Import Customs Duty for the Rolled Stock of Aluminium Alloys Measuring in Thickness over 0.2 mm, Painted, Varnished or Coated with Plastic

Prolongs for 9 months the rate of the import customs duty for the rolled stock of aluminium alloys measuring in thickness over 0.2 mm, painted, varnished or coated with plastic (code according to the Foreign Trade Commodity Nomenclature of Russia 7606 12 500 0).

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 274 of March 31, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Rate of Import Customs Duty for Raw Materials for Making Glass Cases

From March 21, 2009, introduces on the permanent basis the zero rate of the import customs duty for raw materials for production of glass cases (code according to the Foreign Trade Commodity Nomenclature of Russia 3920 73 900 0).

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 273 of March 31, 2009 on the Interim Rates of Import Customs Duties for Individual Types of Receivers for TV Communication

Increases for 9 months the rates of import customs duties for individual types of receivers for TV communication (codes according to the Foreign Trade Commodity Nomenclature of Russia 8528 72 810 0 and 8528 72 890 0).

Order of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 446-r of April 2, 2009 on the Increase of Budget Allocations to Grant Subsidies in 2009 to Strategic Organisations of the Defence Industry

Increases by Rbl 3 billion the subsidies granted in 2009 to strategic organisations of the defence industry to prevent bankruptcy.

Order of the Federal Customs Service No. 378 of March 4, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Procedure to Carry out Customs Operations for Marine Products Moved Across the Customs Border of the Russian Federation by Fishing Vessels

Introduces a new procedure to carry out customs operations for marine products moved across the customs border of Russia by fishing vessels.

Federal Law No. 52-FZ of April 5, 2009 on the Ratification of the Agreement on the Beneficial Terms of Supplies of Special Equipment and Special Outfit for the Law Enforcement Bodies and Special Services of the Member-States of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation

The ratified Agreement envisages beneficial terms of supplies of special equipment and special outfit for the law enforcement bodies and special services of the member-states of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation.

Federal Law No. 49-FZ of April 5, 2009 on the Ratification of the Agreement on the Procedure of Operative Deployment, Use and Comprehensive Support of Collective Quick-Response Forces of the Central Asia Collective Security Region

The ratified Agreement introduces international legal fundamentals of control of collective quick-response forces of the Central Asia Collective Security Region.

Federal Law No. 48-FZ of April 5, 2009 on the Ratification of the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the Procedure for the Residents of the Frontier Territories of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Kazakhstan to Cross the Russian-Kazakhstan State Border

Ratifies the Agreement between the Governments of Russia and Kazakhstan on the procedure for the residents of the frontier territories to cross the Russian-Kazakhstan state border.

Federal Law No. 47-FZ of April 5, 2009 on the Amendment to Article 4 of the Federal Law on the State Control of the International Highway Transportation and Responsibility for the Violation of These Procedures

Specifies the hazardous cargo requiring a special permission in the cases of international highway transportation.

Federal Law No. 46-FZ of April 5, 2009 on the Amendment to Article 3 of the Federal Law on the Development of Agriculture

Removes inconsistencies in the Federal Law on the development of agriculture and the Tax Code of the Russian Federation where they pertain to the notion of "agricultural producer".

Federal Law No. 45-FZ of April 5, 2009 on the Amendment to Article 4 of the Law of the Russian Federation on the Property Tax from Natural Persons

Property tax exemptions are available for the persons entitled for support in compliance with the legislation on the social protection of citizens having been exposed to radiation because of the disaster at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station, accident at the Mayak Production Association and disposal of radio active waste in the river of Techa.

Federal Law no. 44-FZ of April 5, 20-09 on the Amendment to Article 144 of the Code of Civil Procedures of the Russian Federation

Extends the list of persons who can discard provisional remedy.

Federal Law No. 43-FZ of April 5, 2009 on the Amendments to Articles 45 and 131 of the Code of Civil Procedures of the Russian Federation

The prosecutor is entitled to appeal to court to protect social rights of citizens following an appropriate appeal of citizens.

Federal Law No. 40-FZ of April 5, 2009 on the Amendments to the Federal Law on the Guarantees of Rights of Small Native Peoples of the Russian Federation

Improves the legislation on the small native peoples of the Russian Federation.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 288 of March 31, 2009 on the Amendments to the Rules of Price Forming for the Russian-Made Armaments and Military Equipment That Do Not Have Russian Analogues and Are Made by a Single Producer

Refines the price forming procedure for the above armaments and military equipment.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 279 of March 31, 2009 on the Body of Scientific and Technical Information of the Federal Body of Executive Power in Charge of Scientific, Technical and Innovation Activities

Document creators must submit an obligatory copy of reports of scientific research, experimental design works, algorithms, software and dissertation papers to the body of scientific and technical information of the federal body of executive power in charge of scientific, technical and innovation activities.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 277 of March 31, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Regulation on the Licensing of Educational Activities

Endorses a new Regulation on the licensing of educational activities.

Letter of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 02-06-07/1411 of March 30, 2009 on the Methodology Directions on the Switchover to the New Provisions of the Budget Accounting Instruction

From January 1, 2009, introduces a new procedure of budget accounting work.

Federal Law No. 41-FZ of April 5, 2009 on the Amendments to the Federal Law on the General Principles of Organisation of Legislative (Representative) and Executive Bodies of State Power of the Subjects of the Russian Federation and the Federal Law on Political Parties

Refines the procedure of forming of the regional bodies of power.

Federal Law No. 42-FZ of April 5, 2009 on the Amendments to Articles 25 and 26 of the Federal Law on Political Parties and the Federal Law on the Main Guarantees of Electoral Rights and the Right to Participate in the Referendum of the Citizens of the Russian Federation

Introduces a new procedure of participation of public associations not being political parties in the elections of deputies of municipal bodies through proportional electoral system.

Federal Law no. 50-FZ of April 5, 2009 on the Ratification of the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Collective Security Treaty Organisation on the Terms of Stay of the United Headquarters of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation on the Territory of the Russian Federation

Ratifies the above Agreement.

Federal Law No. 51-FZ of April 5, 2009 on the Ratification of the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Belarus on the Transit Shipment of Commodities Moved between the Customs Bodies of the Russian Federation and the Customs Bodies of the Republic of Belarus

The ratified Agreement was signed in Moscow on June 29, 2007 and simplifies the procedure of customs registration and customs control of commodities moved in transit shipments under the customs control between the customs bodies of Russia and the Republic of Belarus.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 304 of April 7, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Rules of Assessment of Compliance of Objects of Protection (Products) with Specified Fire Safety Requirements through Independent Assessment of Fire Risk

The property of citizens or legal entities, state or municipal property, including buildings, structures, transport vehicles, process plants must meet fire safety requirements specified in the special Technical Regulation.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 301 of April 6, 2009 on the Amendments to the Regulation on the Issue of the Permission for Temporary Residence to Foreign Citizens and Stateless Persons

The procedure of issue of the permission for temporary residence to foreign citizens and stateless persons is being brought in compliance with the Federal Law on the legal status of foreign citizens in the Russian Federation.

Order of the Ministry of the Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation No. 84 of February 27, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Form of the License and Application for the License

The Ministry of the Industry and Trade of Russia issues licenses for export and import operations with individual types of goods.

Order of the Federal Fishing Agency No. 143 of February 25, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Procedure of Distribution of Industrial Quotas of Fresh Water Objects among the Subjects of the Russian Federation

Introduces a new procedure of distribution among the subjects of the Russian Federation of industrial quotas for the catch of aquatic bioresources in fresh-water objects of the Russian Federation.

Order of the Federal Customs Service No. 329 of February 25, 2009 on the Amendments to the Order of the Federal Customs Service of Russia No. 750 of August 9, 2006

Introduces a number of new requirements to the outfit, construction and planning of the special economic zone.

Order of the Federal Customs Service No. 1656 of December 23, 2008 on the Endorsement of the Administrative Regulation of the Federal Customs Service on the Execution of the State Function of Introduction of Special, Simplified Procedures of Customs Registration for Individual Persons

The Federal Customs Service and its subordinate customs offices introduce simplified procedures of customs registration for the parties importing commodities to the customs territory of Russia and assuming the duty of release of commodities.

Federal Law No. 58-FZ of April 9, 2009 on the Amendments to the Budget Code of the Russian Federation and Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation

The amendments provide for the balancing of the federal budget in the presence of the world financial crisis.

Federal Law No. 56-FZ of April 9, 2009 on the Amendment to Article 825 of Part 2 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation and on Invalidation of Article 10 of the Federal Law on the Entry into Force of Part 2 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation

Specifies which organisations may conclude factoring contracts as financial agents.

Federal Law No. 55-FZ of April 9, 2009 on the Ratification of the Protocol to the Convention between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Czech Republic on Avoidance of Double Taxation and Prevention of Evasion of Taxes on Incomes and Capital

Ratifies the Protocol to the Convention between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Czech Republic on avoidance of double taxation and prevention of evasion of taxes on incomes and capital.

Federal Law No. 54-FZ of April 9, 2009 on the Ratification of the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Chinese People's Republic on the Promotion and Mutual Protection of Capital Investments and the Protocol to the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Chinese People's Republic on the Promotion and Mutual Protection of Capital Investments

The ratified Agreement and Protocol were signed by the sides on November 9, 2006 in Peking.

Federal Law No. 53-FZ of April 9, 2009 on the Ratification of the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Federal Republic of Brazil on the Mutual Protection of Technologies Pertaining to Cooperation in Investigation of the Outer Space for Peaceful Purposes

The ratified Agreement was signed on December 14, 2006 in the city of Brasilia.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 314 of April 8, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Rules of State Control of the Economic Concentration in the Sphere of Use of Water Objects

The Water Code of the Russian Federation prohibits monopolistic activities and unfair competition in the sphere of use of water objects.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 313 of April 8, 2009 on the Amendments to the Regulation on the Federal Service for Intellectual Property, Patents and Trade-Marks

The Federal Service for Intellectual Property, Patents and Trade-Marks is empowered with a new function of control of protection and use of results of works of civil destination carried out at the expense of the federal budget.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 311 of April 8, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Rules of Fixing of Time Limits of Processing of Commodities in Excess of 2 Years for Armaments and Military Equipment

Armaments and military equipment produced on the territory of the Russian Federation and supplied abroad are placed under the customs regime of processing on the customs territory when imported to Russia for repair.

Order of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation No. 89 of March 31, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Administrative Regulation of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on the Execution of the State Function of Providing Information on the Registered Organisations to Natural Persons and Legal Entities

The Ministry of Justice of Russia assumes the authority of registration of non-commercial organisations earlier vested in the Federal Registration Service.

Order of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation No. 84 of March 25, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Forms of Documents Necessary for the Creation and Carrying out of Activities on the Territory of the Russian Federation of Branches and Representations of International Organisations and Foreign Non-Commercial Non-Governmental Organisations

Introduces a new form of the notification pursuant to the transfer of the function of the Federal Registration Service to the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation.

Order of the Federal Customs Service No. 1657 of December 23, 2008 on the Endorsement of the Procedure of Application of Special, Simplified Procedures of Customs Registration

Persons importing commodities to Russia may apply simplified procedures of customs registration.

Order of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation No. 96 of March 31, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Administrative Regulation of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on the Execution of the State Function of State Registration of Non-Commercial Organisations

Introduces a new procedure of registration of non-commercial organisations pursuant to the transfer of the function from the Federal Registration Service to the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation.

Order of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation No. 92 of March 31, 2009 on the Accreditation of Legal Entities and Natural Persons As Independent Experts Authorised to Carry out Expert Evaluation of Draft Normative Legal Acts and Other Documents for Propensity for Corruption

Draft normative legal acts shall undergo expert evaluation for propensity for corruption.

Order of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation No. 90 of March 31, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Administrative Regulation of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on the Execution of the State Function of Control of Compliance of Activities of Non-Commercial Organisations with Statutory Goals and Tasks, Activities of Branches and Representations of International Organisations, Foreign Non-Commercial Non-Governmental Organisations with Proclaimed Goals and Tasks, As Well As of Observation of the Legislation of the Russian Federation by Them

The control function is handed over from the Federal Registration Service to the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation.

Order of the Federal Migration Service No. 36 of February 26, 2009 on Some Issues of Issue of Employment Permissions to Foreign Citizens Having Arrived to the Russian Federation According to the Procedure That Does Not Require a Visa

For foreigners having arrived to Russia without the visa, the limit of temporary stay amounts to 90 days.

Order of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation No. 60 of February 16, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Federal Aviation Rules to Provide for a Uniformity of Aviation Activities of the Pilots of the State Aviation

Specifies the procedure to check and permit to fly to pilots of the state aviation, as well as the procedure of organisation of additional professional training for such personnel.

Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 2196-U of March 6, 2009 on the Amendments to the Instruction of the Bank of Russia No. 105-I of August 25, 2003 on the Procedure to Carry out Checks of Credit Organisations (Their Branches) by Authorised Representatives of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation

Adjusts the procedure to carry out checks of credit organisations (their branches) by authorised representatives of the Bank of Russia.

Letter of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 02-06-07/1505 of April 10, 2009 on the Methodology Recommendations to Switch over to the New Provisions of the Budget Accounting Instruction

Relations after January 1, 2009 are covered by the new budget accounting Instruction.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 316 of April 9, 2009 on the Additional Measures to Support the Labour Market of the Russian Federation

Additional subventions are allocated from the federal budget to the subjects of the Russian Federation and the city of Baykonur.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 307 of April 7, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Technical Regulation on the Safety of Products for Children and Teenagers

Introduces safety requirements for baby care items, toys, clothes and shoes, items of textile materials, leather, furs, baby carriages and bicycles, printed items, electronic textbooks, school utensils, table games.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 22n of March 11, 2009 on the Amendments to the Accounting Regulation "Accounting Policy of the Organisation" (PBU 1/2008)

The organisation must disclose accounting methods affecting decision taking of users of accounting reports.

Decision of the Chief State Sanitary Physician of the Russian Federation No. 23 of April 9, 2009 on the Enhanced Enforcement of Sale of Smoking Mixtures

Prohibits circulation on the territory of the Russian Federation of smoking mixtures containing Salvia divinorum, Argyreia nervosa or Nymphea caerulea.

Order of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation No. 85n of March 3, 2009 on the Organisation of Work to Grant Monthly Compensations to Unemployed Women Dismissed Because of Liquidation of the Organisation and Having Children up to Three Years Old

Unemployed women in the above cases are entitled for compensation payments in the amount of Rbl 50.

Decision of the Chief State Sanitary Physician of the Russian Federation No. 14 of March 2, 2009 on the Endorsement of SanPiN 2.1.8/2.2.4.2489-09

Specifies the limiting levels of attenuation of geomagnetic fields, as well as the requirements to the methods of control of hypogeomagntic conditions and preventive medical measures.

Letter of the Federal Service of Labour and Employment No. 1143-TZ of March 11, 2009 on the Procedure of Dismissal of the General Director of the Organisation

The head of the organisation, when he discontinues the labour contract at his own initiative, shall warn of it his employer (one of the founders) in writing.

Letter of the Department of the Tax and Customs Tariff Policy of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 03-03-06/1/191 of March 26, 2009 on the Registration for the Purposes of the Profit Tax from Organisations of Employee Travel Expenses from the Place of Stay on Business Trip If the Date of the Return Indicated in the Travel Document Is Different from the One Mentioned in the Business Trip Certificate

Travelling expenses do occur regardless of the minor differences in dates and must be redeemed anyway.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 329 of April 15, 2009 on the Interim Rates of Import Customs Duties for Baby Safety Seats

Prolongs for 9 months the zero rates of customs duties for the imported baby safety seats installed in transport vehicles.

Decision of the Plenum of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and the Plenum of the Higher Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation No. 5/29 of March 26, 2009 on Some Issues Pertaining to the Entry into Force of Part 4 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation

Explains issues pertaining to the rights for the results of intellectual activities and the means of personification.

Order of the Federal Tax Service No. MM-7-6/85@ of February 25, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Forms of Documents Used by the Tax Bodies When They Implement Their Authority in Compliance with the Administrative Regulation of the Federal Tax Service of Russia Endorsed by the Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 9N of January 18, 2008

Tax bodies shall accept tax declarations also in the electronic form.

Letter of the Federal Tax Service No. ShS-22-3/309@ of April 20, 2009 on the Information Necessary for the Calculation of the Tax on Extraction of Mineral Resources for Oil for March 2009

Provides information used in the calculation of the tax on extraction of mineral resources for oil for March 2009.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 332 of April 20, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Rates of Import Customs Duties for Hens and Individual Types of Eggs

From April 10, 2009, applies on the permanent basis the zero rates of import customs duties for live hens weighing up to 185 g (item 0105 11 of the Foreign Trade Commodity Nomenclature of Russia) and eggs for hatchery (code 0407 00 190 0 according to the Foreign Trade Commodity Nomenclature of Russia).

Letter of the Federal Tax Service No. ShS-22-3/279@ of April 10, 2009 on the Procedure of Filling out of the Appendix to the Tax Declaration for the Value Added Tax Endorsed by the Order of the Ministry of Finance of Russia No. 136n of November 7, 2006 in the Cases of Modernisation (Reconstruction) of the Object of Immovable Property

If the modernisation was carried out in less than 15 years from the putting of object in operation, and the modernised object is not excluded from the amortised property, a separate appendix is filled out for the VAT amount declared for exemption.

Order of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Russia No. 280 of October 30, 2008 on the Endorsement of the Administrative Regulation of the Federal Service of Ecological, Technological and Nuclear Enforcement on the Execution of the State Function of Control and Enforcement of Observance of Industrial Safety Requirements in the Course of Designing, Construction, Operation, Conservation and Liquidation of Hazardous Industrial Objects, Manufacture, Installation, Setting up, Maintenance and Repair of Technical Devices Used at Hazardous Industrial Objects, Transportation of Hazardous Substances at Hazardous Industrial Objects

Specifies the time limits and sequence of actions of the Federal Service of Ecological, Technological and Nuclear Enforcement and its territorial bodies in the course of control and enforcement in the sphere of industrial safety.

Letter of the Federal Tax Service No. ShS-22-3/302@ of April 17, 2009 on the Procedure of Application of Individual Provisions of the Federal Law No. 224-FZ of November 26, 2008

Since January 1, 2009, tax agents for the value added tax include the buyers of the state property not attached to the state enterprises and institutions forming the state treasury of the Russian Federation, treasury of the subjects of the Russian Federation, as well as the municipal property not attached to the municipal enterprises and institutions forming the municipal treasury.

Order of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation No. 136n of March 26, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Method of Determination of the Adjustment Coefficient of the Average Market Cost of 1 Square Meter of Total Dwelling Space Used in the Calculation of the Amount of Lumpsum Subsidy for the Purchase of Dwelling Space

The lumpsum subsidy may be granted from the federal budget to federal civil servants needing dwelling space.

Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 2202-U of March 23, 2009 on the Amendments to the Regulation of the Bank of Russia No. 323-P of October 16, 2008 on the Credits without Security Granted by the Bank of Russia to Russian Credit Organisations

Increases from six months to one year the time limits for the credits without security granted by the Bank of Russia to Russian credit organisations.

Information of the Central Bank of Russia of April 23, 2009

From April 24, 2009, the rate of refinancing of the Bank of Russia is fixed in the amount of 12.5% annual.

Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 441 of April 23, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Regulation on the Procedure of Introduction and Processing of Proposals on the Candidates for the Position of the Higher Official (Head of the Higher Executive Body of State Power) of the Subject of the Russian Federation

According to the Federal Law No. 41-FZ of April 5, 2009, the candidate for the position of the higher official of the subject of the Russian Federation is proposed to the President of the Russian Federation by the political party having won at the regional elections.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 359 of April 22, 2009 on the Interim Rates of Import Customs Duties for Radio Frequency Cables (Coaxial)

Increases for 9 months the rate of the import customs duty for coaxial cables and other coaxial electric conductors.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 325 of April 15, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Rates of Import Customs Duties for Raw Sugar of Cane and Individual Types of Sugar and on the Amendments to the Decisions of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 786 of December 15, 2004 and No. 695 of September 16, 2008

Increases the rates of import customs duties for raw sugar of cane and sugar with flavouring and dyeing additives.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 334 of April 21, 2009 on the Amendments to Some Acts of the Government of the Russian Federation on the Issues of Improvement of the Procedure of Technological Connection of Consumers to Electric Power Networks

Refines the rules of technological connection to electric power networks.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 339 of April 22, 2009 on the Amendment to the Regulation on the Use of Uniform Rates of Customs Duties, Taxes for Commodities Moved across the Customs Border of the Russian Federation by Natural Persons for Personal Use

Increased rates of customs duties are applied from January 12, 2009 for used cars imported by natural persons for personal use.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 366 of April 25, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Rates of Export Customs Duties for Raw Oil and Individual Categories of Oil Exported from the Territory of the Russian Federation outside the Member-States of the Customs Union Agreements

Increases from May 1, 2009 the rates of export customs duties for raw oil and individual categories of oil exported from the territory of the Russian Federation outside the member-states of the Customs Union agreements.

Order of the Federal Tax Service No. MM-7-6/149@ of March 31, 2009 on the Amendments to the Order of the Federal Tax Service of Russia No. MM-3-09/536@ of September 17, 2007 on the Endorsement of the Forms of Information Envisaged in Article 85 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation

Amends individual forms of information pertaining to taxpayers and submitted to tax bodies.

Order of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation No. 110 of March 27, 2009 on the Limiting Prices for Grain in the Course of State Procurement Interventions in 2009

Specifies the limiting prices for grain permitting the state procurement interventions in 2009.

Letter of the Department of the Tax and Customs Tariff Policy of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 07-05-08/156 of April 13, 2009

According to the Federal Law on the accounting work, organisations having switched over to the simplified system of taxation do not have to keep accounting records. However, the Ministry of Finance of Russia believes that limited-liability companies using the simplified system of taxation must keep accounting records and submit accounting reports in compliance with the commonly accepted practice.

Federal Law No. 60-FZ of April 28, 2009 on the Amendments to Articles 1 and 27 of the Federal Law on the Protection of Rights of Legal Entities and Independent Entrepreneurs in the Course of State Control (Enforcement) and Municipal Control

Shifts from July 1 to May 1, 2009 the entry into force of the law on the protection of rights of organisations and independent entrepreneurs in the course of checks.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 356 of April 22, 2009 on the Amendments to the Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 654 of November 4, 2006

Adjusts the procedure of work of foreign state bodies and organisations in adoption of children on the territory of Russia carried out through their representations.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 340 of April 22, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Rules of Forming, Correction and Implementation of Priority Directions of Development of Science and Technologies in the Russian Federation and the List of Critical Technologies of the Russian Federation

Specifies the above procedure.

Federal Law No. 79-FZ of April 28, 2009 on the Amendments to the Federal Law on the Budget of the Federal Fund of Obligatory Medical Insurance for the Year 2009 and for the Planned Period of 2010 and 2011

Excludes from the budget of the Federal Fund of Obligatory Medical Insurance the figures pertaining to the planned period of 2010-2011.

Federal Law No. 75-FZ of April 28, 2009 on the Amendments to the Federal Law on Political Parties in View of the Stepwise Reduction of the Minimum Number of Members of Political Parties

Envisages a stepwise reduction of the minimum number of members of political parties and introduction of rotation of the leaders of collegiate bodies of the political party.

Federal Law No. 74-FZ of April 28, 2009 on the Amendments to the Federal Law on the Securities Market and Article 5 of the Federal Law on the Protection of Rights and Legal Interests of Investors at the Securities Market

Introduces a new procedure to provide access for quality foreign securities.

Federal Law No. 73-FZ of April 28, 2009 on the Amendments to Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation

The Federal Law is aimed at protection of interests of creditors in the cases of bankruptcy of organisations.

Federal Law No. 68-FZ of April 28, 2009 on the Amendments to Article 55 of the Federal Law on the Placing of Orders for Supplies of Commodities, Carrying out Works, Rendering Services for the State and Municipal Needs

According to the amendments, the Government of the Russian Federation, and also the President of the Russian Federation, may now nominate the sole supplier (executor, contractor) under the state contract.

Federal Law No. 64-FZ of April 28, 2009 on the Ratification of the Protocol between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the Amendment to the Lease Treaty for the Baykonur Complex between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan of December 10, 1994

Ratifies the protocol amending the lease contract for the Baykonur Complex concluded between the Governments of Russia and Kazakhstan.

Federal Law No. 63-FZ of April 28, 2009 on the Ratification of the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Lithuanian Republic on the Navigation in the Kurshsky Bay and the Water Ways in the Kaliningrad Province of the Russian Federation and in the Lithuanian Republic

The ratified Agreement was signed by the parties in the city of Svetlogorsk on December 4, 2007.

Federal Law No. 62-FZ of April 28, 2009 on the Amendment to Article 20 of the Federal Law on Self-Regulating Organisations

The keeping of the Register of Self-Regulating Organisations is vested in the body of executive power authorised by the Government of the Russian Federation.

Federal Law No. 61-FZ of April 28, 2009 on the Amendment to Article 24 of the Code of Internal Water Transport of the Russian Federation

The Code of Internal Water Transport of the Russian Federation is being brought in compliance with the legislation on the hypothec (mortgage for immovable property).

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