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Monitoring of the Federal Legislation dated 31.10.2011

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 797 of September 27, 2011 on the Interaction between Multifunctional Centres Providing State (Municipal) Services and the Federal Bodies of Executive Power, Bodies of State Extra-Budgetary Funds, Bodies of State Power of Subjects of the Russian Federation, Bodies of Local Government

Specifies the state services that must be provided using the principle of "one window".

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 791 of September 27, 2011 on the Register of Typical Design Documentation and on the Amendments to Some Decisions of the Government of the Russian Federation

Typical designs will be used to build objects at the expense of budget resources.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 804 of September 30, 2011 on the Amendments to the Regulation on the Federal Forestry Agency

Adjusts the powers of the Federal Forestry Agency.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 802 of September 30, 2011 on the Endorsement of the Rules of Conservation of Objects of Capital Construction

Specifies the above procedure.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 800 of September 27, 2011 on the Endorsement of the Regulation on the State Accreditation of the Federal State Institutions of Higher Professional Education Implementing Educational Programs of Higher Professional and Post-Graduate Professional Education on the Basis of Educational Standards and Requirements Adopted by Them Independently

Specifies the above procedure.

Order of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation No. 475 of September 13, 2011 on the Endorsement of the List of Documents Necessary for Obtaining the Rights for the Land Plot

Specifies the list of documents necessary for obtaining the rights for the state (municipal) land plot under the building.

Order of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation No. 1300 of July 30, 2011 on the Endorsement of the Administrative Regulation on the Execution by the Federal Service for Defence Order of the State Function of Control and Enforcement of Observance of Norms and Rules in the Area of State Defence Order Specified in the Constitution of the Russian Federation, Federal Constitutional Laws, Federal Laws and Other Normative Legal Acts of the Russian Federation by the Federal Bodies of Executive Power, Bodies of Executive Power of Subjects of the Russian Federation, Bodies of Local Government, Their Officials, Legal Entities

Specifies the above procedures.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 808 of October 1, 2011 on the Endorsement of Insurance Tariff Rates for Obligatory Insurance of Civil Liabilities of the Owner of a Hazardous Object for the Damage Incurred As a Result of an Accident at the Hazardous Object, Their Structure and Procedure of Application by Insurers in the Calculation of the Insurance Premium

Specifies the above procedures.

Information Letter of the Presidium of the Higher Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation No. 146 of September 13, 2011

Summarises the practices in the cases of calling to account for inclusion of the terms derogative to consumer rights in the credit contract.

Letter of the Federal Tax Service No. YeD-4-3/16368@ of October 5, 2011 on the Individual Issues of Application of Electronic Documents

Explains the issues of application of primary accounting documents in the electronic form.

Letter of the Departmetn of the Tax and Customs Tariff Policy of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 03-02-07/1-343 of September 26, 2011

The fault of the payer in the cases of underpaid insurance contributions must be proved.

Letter of the Departmetn of the Tax and Customs Tariff Policy of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 03-02-07/1-342 of September 26, 2011

The person checked by tax bodies may provide explanations at any stage of the tax check.

Federal Law No. 267-FZ of October 6, 2011 on the Execution of the Budget of the Social Insurance Fund of the Russian Federation for the Year 2010

Results of execution of the budget of the Social Insurance Fund of the Russian Federation for the previous year.

Federal Law No. 268-FZ of October 6, 2011 on the Execution of the Budget of the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation for the Year 2010

Results of execution of the budget of the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation for the previous year.

Federal Law No. 269-FZ of October 6, 2011 on the Execution of the Budget of the Federal Fund of Obligatory Medical Insurance for the Year 2010

Results of execution of the budget of the Federal Fund of Obligatory Medical Insurance for the previous year.

Federal Law No. 270-FZ of October 6, 2011 on the Amendments to the Budget Code of the Russian Federation and Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation

Separate planning of incomes from oil and gas is postponed for one year.

Order of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1752-r of October 6, 2011

Specifies the list of documents necessary for registration of mass media.

Decision of the Higher Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation No. VAS-8490/11 of September 27, 2011

Specifies the code of the Commodity Nomenclature of Foreign Economic Activities of the Customs Union for adsorber.

Federal Law No. 272-FZ of October 7, 2011 on the Execution of the Federal Budget for the Year 2010

Results of execution of the federal budget for the previous year.

Decision of the Higher Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation No. VAS-9939/11 of October 6, 2011

Examines opportunities of restructuring of debts of agricultural producers in insurance contributions for obligatory pension insurance.

Decision of the Higher Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation No. VAS-9394/11 of October 6, 2011

Examines the issue of prolongation of patents for medicines.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 826 of October 6, 2011 on the Endorsement of the Typical Form of License

The amendments are stipulated by the adoption of the new law on the licensing of individual types of activities.

Order of the Federal Tax Service No. YaK-7-6/489@ of August 12, 2011 on the Endorsement of the Procedure for Sending to the Registration Body in the Cases of State Registration of Legal Entities, Peasant (Farmer) Enterprises and Natural Persons As Individual Entrepreneurs Electronic Documents Using the Public Information and Telecommunication Networks, Including the Internet and the Joint Portal of State and Municipal Services

Specifies the procedure of registration of legal entities and individual entrepreneurs through the Internet.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 813 of October 6, 2011 on the Amendments to the Rules of the Wholesale Market of Electric Energy and Power

Revises the above rules.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 99n of August 16, 2011 on the Endorsement of the Federal Standards of Audit Activities and on the Amendments to the Federal Standard of Audit Activities (FSAD 5/2010) "Auditor Duties to Process Unfair Actions in the Course of Audit" Endorsed by the Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 90n of August 17, 2010

Endorses new standards of audit activities.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 74n of June 30, 2011 on the Amendments to the Regulations Endorsed by the Orders of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 118n of September 30, 2010 and 153n of November 17, 2010

Results of the qualification examination of auditor are reported to the e-mail address.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 827 of October 11, 2011 on the Amendments to the Regulation on the Federal Service for Tariff Rates

The service will issue the method of calculation of the limiting amount of payment for the technical examination of vehicles.

Order of the Federal Tax Service No. MMV-7-6/529@ of August 31, 2011 on the Endorsement of the Procedure of Keeping of the System of Addresses and Providing Information from It

Specifies the above procedure.

Order of the Ministry of Power Supplies of the Russian Federation No. 390 of August 31, 2011 on the Endorsement of the Procedure to Carry out Medical Examinations of Employees Engaged Directly in the Works of Servicing of Objects of the Power Supply Industry

The medical examinations are expected to reveal the facts of use of alcohol and drugs.

Letter of the Federal Tax Service No. AS-4-3/16572@ of October 7, 2011 on the Amendments to Articles 146 and 149 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation

The list of services exempted from VAT is extended.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 832 of October 11, 2011 on the Amendment to the Regulation on the Contest among Legal Entities and Individual Entrepreneurs for Participation in the Checking of Technical Condition of Vehicles Using the Means of Technical Diagnostics in the Cases of State Technical Examination

Organisations and individual entrepreneurs checking the technical condition of vehicles in the cases of state technical examination will be selected on the contest basis.

Information Letter of the Presidium of the Higher Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation No. 147 of September 13, 2011

Examines judicial practices in the cases of credit contacts.

Order of the Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation No. 481 of October 4, 2011 on the Endorsement of the Methodology Recommendations on the Application of State Estimate Normatives Enlarged Normatives of the Price of Construction of Various Types of Objects of Capital Construction of Non-Industrial Destination and Engineering Infrastructure

Specifies the above recommendations.

Order of the State Corporation of Nuclear Energy No. 1/789-P of September 22, 2011 on the Procedure of Publication and Entry into Force of the Acts of the State Corporation Rosatom Recognised by the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation As Not Needing the State Registration

The acts of Rosatom will be publishes in a new official source.

Letter of the Federal Tax Service No. YeD-4-3/17213@ of October 18, 2011 on the Information Necessary for the Calculation of the Tax on Extraction of Mineral Resources for Oil for September 2011

Specifies the above information.

Federal Law No. 275-FZ of October 19, 2011 on the Ratification of the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Korea on the Temporary Employment of Citizens of One State on the Territory of the Other

Simplifies the employment procedure for employees of companies forming the same group.

Federal Law No. 277-FZ of October 19, 2011 on the Ratification of the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Kingdom of Norway on the Simplification of the Procedure of Mutual Trips for Residents of Borderline Territories of the Russian Federation and the Kingdom of Norway

Simplifies the above procedure.

Federal Law No. 284-FZ of October 19, 2011 on the Amendments to Articles 809 and 810 of Part 2 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation

The credit taken for personal needs may be redeemed in advance without the bank consent.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 840 of October 17, 2011 on the Calculation of the Rate of Export Customs Duty for Refined Copper

The import customs duty for refined copper will be calculated on the basis of the average quarterly price at the London Metal Exchange.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 845 of October 17, 2011 on the Federal Service for Accreditation

Specifies the duties of the Federal Service for Accreditation.

Federal Law No. 283-FZ of October 19, 2011 on the Amendments to Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation

Preserves the previous procedure of licensing of collection of metal waste. Fuel stations are excluded from the list of hazardous industrial objects.

Federal Law No. 282-FZ of October 19, 2011 on the Ratification of the Treaty on the Functioning of the Customs Union in the Framework of the Multilateral Trade System

Ratifies the above treaty.

Federal Law No. 281-FZ of October 19, 2011 on the Ratification of the Agreement on the Procedure of Payment and Transfer of Export Customs Duties (Other Duties, Taxes and Fees of Equivalent Effect) in the Cases of Export from the Territory of the Republic of Belarus Outside the Customs Territory of the Customs Union of Raw Oil and Individual Categories of Goods of Oil

Ratifies the above agreement.

Federal Law No. 280-FZ of October 19, 2011 on the Ratification of the Protocol on the Amendments to the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Chinese People's Republic on Cooperation in the Oil Area of April 21, 2009

Examines the issues of construction of the oil pipeline.

Federal Law No. 278-FZ of October 19, 2011 on the Ratification of the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of India on the Simplification of the Terms of Mutual Trips of Individual Categories of Citizens of the Two Countries

A number of categories of citizens may get visas according to the simplified procedure.

Federal Law No. 276-FZ of October 19, 2011 on the Ratification of the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Croatia on the Mutual Trips of Citizens of the Russian Federation and Citizens of the Republic of Croatia

Single-entry and multiple-entry visas to Croatia for up to three months may be obtained within 2-5 working days.

Federal Law No. 274-FZ of October 19, 2011 on the Ratification of the Agreement on the Procedure of Application of Special Protective, Antidumping and Compensation Measures During the Transient Period

Revises the measures applied in the Customs Union for the import of goods from third countries.

Order of the Ministry of the Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation No. 10321/397 of August 17, 2011 on the Endorsement of Parameters Permitting to Qualify Telecommunication Equipment Produced on the Territory of the Russian Federation As Telecommunication Equipment of Russian Origin, the Method of Determination of Parameter Values

Specifies the above criteria.

Order of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation No. 1036n of September 9, 2011 on the Amendments to the Rules of Obligatory Medical Insurance Endorsed by the Order of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation No. 158n of February 28, 2011 on the Endorsement of the Rules of Obligatory Medical Insurance

Revises the procedure of payment for the medical aid in the cases of obligatory medical insurance.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 91n of August 2, 2011 on the Amendments to the Form of the Application for the Contract of Obligatory Insurance of Civil Liabilities of Owners of Transport Vehicles Introduced by the Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 67n of July 1, 2009

From January 1, 2012, the from requires information on the technical examination of vehicle.

Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation No. 22-P of October 17, 2011 on the Case of Constitutionality of Parts 1 and 2 of Article 133 of the Code of Criminal Procedures of the Russian Federation Pursuant to Appeals of Citizens V.A.Tikhomirova, I.I.Tikhomirova and I.N.Sardyko

The state must reimburse the damage incurred by illegal court rulings.

Federal Law No. 289-FZ of October 21, 2011 on the Amendments to the Federal Law on the Procedure of Publication and Entry into Force of Federal Constitutional Laws, Federal Laws, Acts of the Chambers of the Federal Assembly

Initiates an official Internet portal of legal information (www.pravo.gov.ru).

Federal Law No. 288-FZ of October 21, 2011 on the Amendments to Article 13 of the Federal Law on the Municipal Service in the Russian Federation

Prohibits appointing relatives of the head of the local administration to positions in the municipal service.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 853 of October 21, 2011 on the Amendments to Certain Acts of the Government of the Russian Federation on the Distribution of Powers Among the Federal Bodies of Executive Power in the Area of Heat Supplies

The powers in the area of heat supplies are divided among the Ministry of Regional Development of Russia, Ministry of Power Supplies of Russia and the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 857 of October 24, 2011 on the Federal Body of Executive Power in Charge of the State Control (Supervision) of Observance of Requirements of Legislation in the Area of Technical Examination of Transport Vehicles by the Professional Association of Insurers

The Federal Service for Financial Markets of Russia is ordered to control the professional association of insurers in the area technical examination of transport vehicles.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 860 of October 24, 2011 on the Endorsement of the Rules of Collection of Payment for the Information on Activities of State Bodies and Bodies of Local Government

Specifies the volume of information on the work of state and municipal bodies that may be obtained free of charge.

Letter of the Departmetn of the Tax and Customs Tariff Policy of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 03-02-08/110 of October 12, 2011 on the Responsibility on the Part of the Taxpayer for the Failure to Submit the Tax Declaration in Due Time

Increases the minimum amount of fine collected for the failure to submit the tax declaration in due time.

Order of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation No. 507 of September 22, 2011 on the Endorsement of the Rates of Rent for the Land Plots Owned by the Russian Federation and Provided (Occupied) for Deployment of Objects of the Power Supply Industry (Other Than Generating Capacities)

Specifies the above rates.

Summary of Judicial Practices of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation for the II Quarter of 2011 (Endorsed by the Presidium of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation on September 28, 2011)

Among other issues, examines certain issues of labour relations.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 862 of October 25, 2011 on the Endorsement of the Rates of Export Customs Duties for Raw Oil and Individual Categories of Goods of Oil Exported Outside the Territory of the Russian Federation and the Territories of the Members-States of the Customs Union

From November 1, reduces the export duties for oil and certain goods of oil.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 861 of October 24, 2011 on the Federal State Information Systems Providing State and Municipal Services (Execution of Functions) in the Electronic Form

The state and municipal services may be provided in the electronic form through the joint portal.

Order of the Federal Tax Service No. MMV-7-3/576@ of September 16, 2011 on the Endorsement of the Procedure for Submission to the Tax Bodies of Information on Incomes of Natural Persons and Reports of the Failure to Collect the Tax and the Amount of the Income Tax from Natural Persons

Specifies the above procedure.

Information of the Central Bank of Russia of October 28, 2011

The rate of refinancing is not changed making 8.25% annual.

Order of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation No. 302n of April 12, 2011 on the Endorsement of the List of Adverse and/or Hazardous Industrial Factors and Works Requiring Obligatory Preliminary and Periodic Medical Examinations and the Procedure for Carrying out Obligatory Preliminary and Periodic Medical Examinations of Employees Engaged in Heavy Works and Works with Adverse and/or Hazardous Working Conditions

Introduces new rules from January 1, 2012.

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