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Monitoring of the Federal Legislation dated 26.02.2021

Information of the Government of the Russian Federation dated January 28, 2021 Russia resumes flights with Greece and Singapore: starting from February 8, 2021, Russia resumes, on a reciprocal basis, international flights with Greece (Moscow Athens, 3 flights per week) and Singapore (Moscow Singapore, 3 flights per week). Moreover, from February 8, 2021 flights to foreign countries from the international airports of Astrakhan, Yekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Makhachkala, Mineralnye Vody, Nizhny Novgorod, Perm and Khabarovsk will be resumed. And the number of regular flights to Egypt from Russian airports shall be increased.

Federal Law No. 1-FZ of January 29, 2021 on the ratification of the agreement on the extension of the Treaty between the United States of America and the Russian Federation on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms, dated April 8, 2010

Order of the President of the Russian Federation dated January 28, 2021 - Creation of "parent universities" and a Russian court for human rights, increasing mass digital literacy and other issues to be considered by the authorities.

Information of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation dated February 1, 2021 on the deflator coefficients to the rate of mineral extraction tax for coal mining for the first quarter of this year

Information of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation dated February 1, 2021 on average prices for the past tax period for the respective types of hydrocarbons produced at a new offshore hydrocarbon field for the period from January 1 to January 31, 2021

Information of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation dated February 1, 2021 on the average price of Urals grade oil for January 2021

Information of the Government of the Russian Federation dated February 1, 2021 "Russia extends suspension of flights with Great Britain" - Flights to UK will be closed until 16 February.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 310n of December 16, 2020 on approval of the federal public finance accounting standard "Biological Assets"

Order of the Federal Service for Surveillance in Healthcare No. 10949 of November 23, 2020 on approval of the Administrative Regulations for the provision of public services for licensing activities for the circulation of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances or their precursors, and the cultivation of narcotic plants

Information of the Government of the Russian Federation dated February 2, 2021 "International flights from Kemerovo and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky are resumed"

Regulations of the Bank of Russia No. 744-P of December 7, 2020 - Credit institutions will be able to save part of their capital to cover operational risk.

Order of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 228-r of February 3, 2021 - In the near future, it will be possible to travel by train to Minsk again, and to Baku and Yerevan by plane.

Federal Law No. 5-FZ of February 4, 2021 on amending Articles 6 and 165 of the Family Code of the Russian Federation - The Family Code was clarified in terms of the application of the norms of international treaties.

Federal Law No. 4-FZ of February 4, 2021 on amending the Code of Administrative Offences of the Russian Federation - Fines for promotion of "laughing gas" (hyponitrous oxide) have been introduced.

Federal Law No. 3-FZ of February 4, 2021 on amending the Forest Code of the Russian Federation and certain legal acts of the Russian Federation - Authorities will have new tools to fight black lumberjacks.

Direction of the Bank of Russia No. 5627-U of November 19, 2020 on maintaining the state register of microfinance organisations by the Bank of Russia

Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 71 of February 5, 2021 on the approval of the Regulations on the regulation of certain issues related to the abolition of federal executive bodies and the adoption of decisions on the transfer of certain state functions and powers of federal executive bodies

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 335n of December 30, 2020 on introduction in the Russian Federation of the international auditing standard: revised International Auditing Standard 540 "Auditing Accounting Estimates and Related Disclosures" are put into operation in Russia

Decision of the Chief State Sanitary Doctor of the Russian Federation No. 3 of January 28, 2021: approval of sanitary rules and norms SanPiN 2.1.3684-21 "Sanitary and epidemiological requirements for maintenance of the territories of urban and rural settlements, for water bodies, potable water and potable water supply, air, soils, living quarters, operation of industrial, public premises, organisation and implementation of sanitary and anti-epidemic (preventive) measures"

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 117 of February 6, 2021 on the rates of export customs duties on grain crops exported from the Russian Federation outside the states parties to agreements on the Customs Union: the rules for calculating and applying the rates of export duties on wheat, barley and corn within the framework of the grain damper mechanism have been established.

Order of the Federal Treasury No. 41n of December 17, 2020: approval of the Working Chart of accounts for centralised accounting and the Procedure for its application (as well as deeming null and void Order of the Federal Treasury No. 40n of December 31, 2019)

Order of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 208-r of January 30, 2021: the RF government recommends supporting small format trade. Thus, regional and local authorities shall to assist operation of retail markets and fairs; allocate convenient places for trade and renew agreements for placement of non-stationary trade facilities without holding tenders; ensure the maximum availability of retail outlets for customers, etc.

Order of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation No. 4 of January 12, 2021: approval of the Procedure for compulsory pre-trip or pre-shift medical examinations on the railway transport

Order of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation No. 47n of February 3, 2021 on amendments to the calendar of preventive vaccinations for epidemic indications, approved by Order of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation No. 125n of March 21, 2014: elderly citizens and residents of million-plus cities will be vaccinated against coronavirus on the first-priority basis

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 128 of February 6, 2021: approval of the Rules for formation, maintenance and updating of the register of mandatory requirements

Information from the Federal Service for the Alcohol Market Regulation of February 9, 2021: Information message for the executive authorities of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, licensing the retail sale of alcohol containing beverages: the data from the regions concerning renewable licenses for sales of alcohol in public catering shall be submitted to the Federal Service no later than on February 10, 2021

Information Letter of the Bank of Russia No. IN-06-59/ 9 of February 9, 2021 on granting a grace period under agreements the amount of loans for which is expressed in foreign currency

Information of the Bank of Russia dated February 12, 2021: the Bank of Russia has decided to keep the key rate at 4.25% per annum

Order of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 256-r of February 6, 2021 - The Government approved the Strategy for the counteraction of illegal trafficking in industrial products until 2025.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 141 of February 9, 2021 - The hotel business will be supported by soft loans.

Order of the Federal Tax Service No. ED-7-21/9@ of January 14, 2021 - The Federal Tax Service has approved a number of forms of documents related to the taxation of property and land.

Order of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 329-r of February 12, 2021 - Citizens of Greece and Singapore are allowed to enter Russia.

Information of the Government of the Russian Federation dated February 16, 2021 "Russia extends suspension of flights with Great Britain until March 16"

Information of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation of February 16, 2021 on the export customs duties on crude oil and certain categories of goods manufactured from oil for the period from March 1 till March 31, 2021

Order of the President of the Russian Federation No. Pr-215 of February 12, 2021 - President of the Russian Federation instructed to evaluate the effectiveness of domestic vaccines against COVID-19 in relation to new strains and to conduct an experiment on the use of electronic duplicate documents.

Order of the Ministry of Public Health of the Russian Federation No. 58n of February 8, 2021 - Certificates of accreditation have been extended for doctors and pharmacists.

Order of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation No. 427 of October 19, 2020 on approval of the Rules for the carriage of animals by rail

Federal Law No. 12-FZ of February 17, 2021 on amending Articles 19.15.1 and 19.15.2 of the Code of Administrative Offences of the Russian Federation - The scope of persons who will not be fined for living without registration has been expanded.

Federal Law No. 10-FZ of February 17, 2021 on amending Articles 71 and 108 of the Federal Law on Education in the Russian Federation - Orphans will be enrolled in universities without entrance exams.

Federal Law No. 9-FZ of February 17, 2021 on amending the Federal Law on Currency Regulation and Currency Control - Russian exporters' access to export insurance products has been expanded.

Federal Law No. 8-FZ of February 17, 2021 on amending Chapters 23 and 25 of Part Two of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation - Amendments introduced into the Tax Code of the Russian Federation concern taxation of dividends.

Federal Law No. 7-FZ of February 17, 2021 on amending Article 333.36 of Part Two of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation - Lawsuits of regional ombudsmen in defense of citizens' rights are considered without paying state fees.

Federal Law No. 6-FZ of February 17, 2021 on amending Part One of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation - Concluding pricing agreements, keeping tax documents and appealing tax decisions: President signed amendments to the Tax Code.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 287n of November 27, 2020 on amending statutory legal acts on accounting - The Ministry of Finance clarified provisions on accounting in terms of disclosure of information.

Order of the Federal Agency for Supervision in Education and Science No. 1280 of December 24, 2020 - Licensing of educational activities has been transferred to the register model.

Decision of the Chief State Sanitary Doctor of the Russian Federation No. 4 of January 28, 2021 - Uniform sanitary and epidemiological requirements for the prevention of infectious diseases are approved.

Review of certain issues of judicial practice related to the application of legislation and measures to counter the spread of a new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) in the Russian Federation (approved by the Presidium of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation of February 17, 2021) - The ambulance driver has a right to a surcharge: third review of the Supreme Court in connection with the pandemic.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 204 of February 17, 2021 - On April 1, an experiment on labelling beer, or beer-based drinks starts on the territory of the Russian Federation.

Resolution of the Collegium of the Eurasian Economic Commission No. 13 of February 16, 2021 - Import duties on certain types of precious and semi-precious stones for the jewellery industry will be zeroed.

Resolution of the Collegium of the Eurasian Economic Commission No. 16 of February 16, 2021 - The Collegium of the Eurasian Economic Commission has zeroed the import duty rate for certain types of fish cages.

Resolution of the Collegium of the Eurasian Economic Commission No. 15 of February 16, 2021 - The Collegium of the Eurasian Economic Commission has zeroed the import duty rate for certain types of carbon-graphite products for aluminium electrolysis.

Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 108 of February 19, 2021 on amending the Regulations on the State Traffic Safety Inspection of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, approved by the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 711 of June 15, 1998, and the Regulations on the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation and Model Regulations on the Territorial Authority of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation for Constituent Entities of the Russian Federation, approved by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 699 of December 21, 2016

Federal Law No. 14-FZ of February 24, 2021 on amendments to the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation: administrative liability has been introduced for violating the procedure for activities of persons performing functions of a foreign agent

Federal Law No. 27-FZ of February 24, 2021 on amendments to Article 21 of the Federal Law on Foreign Investments in the Russian Federation

Federal Law No. 30-FZ of February 24, 2021 on amendments to Articles 12 and 16 of the Federal Law on Individual (Personified) Accounting in the Obligatory Pension Insurance System and Article 2 of the Federal Law on Amendments to the Labour Code of the Russian Federation regarding the formation of information on labour activity in electronic form

Federal Law No. 28-FZ of February 24, 2021 on amendments to Article 13.2 of the Federal Law on the Legal Status of Foreign Citizens in the Russian Federation

Federal Law No. 23-FZ of February 24, 2021 on amendments to Certain Legal Acts of the Russian Federation regarding Ensuring the Liability of Persons Controlling Financial Organisations

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 222 of February 19, 2021: approval of the Rules for formation, maintenance and placement of the register of unscrupulous contractors of state (municipal) services in the social sphere

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 221 of February 19, 2021: approval of the Rules for granting subsidies from the federal budget for publication of socially significant literature and invalidation of Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 282 of March 18, 2019

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