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Monitoring of the Federal Legislation dated 31.03.2021

Order of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 373-r of February 16, 2021 the list of public services provided on an extraterritorial basis has been extended: - citizens may apply to any PFR division, regardless of their place of residence, for certificates of disability, extracts from the state information system of social safety, as well as with applications for correction of information on their personal account and for parking in special places for disabled drivers; - organisations have the opportunity to apply to any Rostekhnadzor department for certification in industrial safety, safety of hydraulic structures, in the electric power industry; - for permits for international transport of dangerous goods, persons may file applications with any department of the Rostransnadzor.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 5n of January 21, 2021 on amendments to the Procedure for forming information, as well as exchange of information and documents between the customer and the Federal Treasury in order to maintain a register of contracts concluded by customers, approved by Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 113n of July 19, 2019

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 273 of February 26, 2021 on approval of the Rules for use by medical organisations of funds of the standardised reserve stock of the Federal Compulsory Medical Insurance Fund, standardised reserve stock of the territorial compulsory medical insurance funds for financial support of measures for organising additional professional education of healthcare professionals under programs of upgrading skills, as well as for purchase and repairs of medical equipment

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 279 of February 27, 2021 on approval of the Rules for provision of subsidies from the federal budget to Russian credit institutions for the reimbursement of lost income on loans issued in 2021 to legal entities and individual businessmen for restoration of entrepreneurial activity

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 256 of February 26, 2021 on specifics of the state final certification for educational programs of basic general and secondary general education in 2021

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 270 of February 26, 2021 on certain issues of control over turnover of precious metals, precious stones and products made from them at all stages of this turnover and amendments to certain acts of the Government of the Russian Federation

The list of passenger cars with an average value of 3 million rubles or more to be applied in the next tax period (2021) expensive cars are subject to transport tax, taking into account a multiplying coefficient. The coefficient depends on an average cost of a car and the period that has passed since the year of its production

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

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 314n of December 16, 2020: approval of the federal state finance accounting standard "Accounting for transactions in the treasury payment system"

Information of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation dated March 1, 2021 on average prices for the previous tax period for the relevant types of hydrocarbon raw materials produced at a new offshore hydrocarbon field within the period from February 1 to February 28, 2021

Order of the Federal Tax Service No. ED-7-21/107@ of January 28, 2021: approval of the form and format for submitting information on full payment of share contributions for real estate provided to members of consumer cooperatives and other persons entitled to obtain share accumulation, and also the procedure for filling in the specified form

Order of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation No. 26 of February 2, 2021: approval of the List of professions of railway transport workers engaged in production activities directly related to movement of trains and shunting work, which shall pass through the obligatory pre-trip or pre-shift medical examinations, as well as, upon requests of employers, medical examination for intoxication (alcohol, narcotic or another type of intoxication)

Instruction of the President of the Russian Federation No. Pr-321 of March 2, 2021 "List of instructions following the meeting on situation in the banking sector": legislative amendments are expected to change floating rates and terms for consumer loans, including mortgage loans

Resolution of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation No. 4-P of March 2, 2021 In the case of checking constitutionality of Item 1 of Article 52 of the Family Code of the Russian Federation, Item 1 of part one of Article 134 and paragraph two of Article 220 of the Civil Procedure Code of the Russian Federation

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 293n of December 1, 2020 on approval of the Standard for Disclosure of Information on Investing Pension Savings Funds

Resolution of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission No. 20 of March 1, 2021: rates of import customs duties of the Common Customs Tariff of the Eurasian Economic Union with respect to certain types of raw materials of mineral origin, containing precious metals or compounds of precious metals

Order of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 497-r of February 27, 2021 - Control over prices in the consumer market is strengthened.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 301 of March 2, 2021 - In the next academic year, students will be able to take exams remotely using biometrics.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 300 of March 2, 2021 on invalidation of certain acts of the Government of the Russian Federation and recommendations to employers on transferring employees aged 65 and over to remote work

Order of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 551-r of March 5, 2021 - A comprehensive system for monitoring and assessing the situation in the area of combating counterfeiting will be created in Russia.

Federal Law No. 45-FZ of March 9, 2021 on amending Articles 3.1 and 3.3 of the Federal Law on the Fundamentals of the Tourism Business in the Russian Federation - Local authorities can develop municipal tourism development programmes.

Federal Law No. 44-FZ of March 9, 2021 on amending certain legal acts of the Russian Federation - Mobile numbers used in prisons and pre-trial detention centres for telephone fraud will be blocked.

Federal Law No. 43-FZ of March 9, 2021 on amending certain legal acts of the Russian Federation - Issues of election campaigning on the Internet have been resolved.

Federal Law No. 41-FZ of March 9, 2021 on amending Articles 13 and 20 of the Federal Law on Auditing Activity - Legislative provisions on the storage of audit documentation have been clarified.

Federal Law No. 39-FZ of March 9, 2021 on amending the Federal Law on Environmental Protection and certain legal acts of the Russian Federation - Environmental information becomes publicly available.

Federal Law No. 40-FZ of March 9, 2021 on amending the Federal Law on the Procedure for Making Foreign Investments in Companies Which Are of Strategic Importance for Ensuring the Country's Defence and State Security - Indulgences have been introduced on foreign investments in some strategic joint stock companies and limited liability companies.

Federal Law No. 37-FZ of March 9, 2021 on amending the Code of Administrative Offences of the Russian Federation - Fines for violation of campaign rules increased in Russia.

Federal Law No. 36-FZ of March 9, 2021 on amending the Code of Administrative Offences of the Russian Federation - It was decided to punish more severely for violation of fire safety requirements.

Federal Law No. 32-FZ of March 9, 2021 on the ratification of the Protocol Amending the Convention Between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of Malta for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income of 24 April 2013 - Russia and Malta agree to raise tax rates on dividends and interest.

Information Letter of the Bank of Russia dated March 12, 2021 "Licence to carry out banking operations has been revoked from Commercial Bank "Modern Business Standards

Information Letter of the Bank of Russia dated March 12, 2021 "Licence to carry out banking operations has been revoked from joint stock company "ForBank" commercial bank

Information Letter of the Bank of Russia dated March 12, 2021 "Licence to carry out banking operations has been revoked from joint stock company "Setevaya Raschetnaya Palata" non-bank credit company

Information Letter of the Bank of Russia dated March 12, 2021 "Licence to carry out banking operations has been cancelled from limited liability company "Alba Alliance" commercial bank

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 316 of March 4, 2021 on amending Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 915 of June 24, 2020 - Companies with licences to sell alcohol can rely upon Government for financial support this year as well.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 14n of February 5, 2021: approval of the Procedure for issuing and receiving invoices in electronic form via telecommunications channels using enhanced certified digital signatures

Order of the Federal Tax Service No. ED-7-21/972@ of December 29, 2020/ The Order endorses the following: the form of applications concerning destruction of a taxable item with respect to transport tax; the procedure for filling it in; the format for submitting such applications in electronic form; the form of termination notifications for calculation of transport tax in connection with destruction of the taxable item; the form of notification of absence of grounds for termination of calculation of the transport tax in connection with destruction the taxable item

Information from the Government of the Russian Federation of March 16, 2021: Russia extends the suspending period for flights with the UK through April 16, 2021

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 364 of March 13, 2021: exemption from payment of customs duties for customs operations related to release of goods received (formed) as a result of processing operations on the customs territory of the Eurasian Economic Union (processed products) and placed under re-export customs procedure

Information from the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation of March 15, 2021: export customs duties are established with respect to oil and certain categories of goods produced from oil, for the period from April 1 to April 30, 2021

Order of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation No. 130n of February 20, 2021: approval of the list of identity documents (including identity of foreign citizens or stateless persons in the Russian Federation) and allowing to establish the age of a buyer purchasing tobacco products or nicotine-containing products, hookahs and devices for consumption of nicotine-containing products

Letter of the Ministry of Construction and Housing Utilities of the Russian Federation No. 9351-IF/09 of March 11, 2021: indices of changes in the estimated cost of construction for the first quarter of 2021 are fixed

Order of the Ministry of Public Health of the Russian Federation No. 129n of February 20, 2021: approval of the requirements for the sign prohibiting tobacco smoking, consumption of nicotine-containing products or use of hookahs and the procedure for its placement

Order of the Federal Agency for Tourism No. 80-Pr-21 of March 16, 2021 on establishing the list of constituent entities of the Russian Federation on territories of which tourist services are provided, timing of providing services, as well as determining the period for payment for tourist services: to get cashback for domestic tourism services, you need to pay before June 15, 2021. In 2021, the cashback program for domestic tourism services will apply within the period from March 18 to June 15, 2021

Order of the Federal Tax Service No. ED-7-2/132@ of February 8, 2021: approval of the Procedure for offset and (or) return of funds transferred as security for compliance of the manufacturer's obligation to use special marks in accordance with their purpose

Order of the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation No. 54n of February 9, 2021: the RF Ministry of Labour has adjusted distribution for 2021 between regions of quotas for issuing invitations to foreigners to enter Russia, as well as work permits. Quotas are been increased for 40 regions.

Order of the Ministry of Public Health of the Russian Federation No. 65n of February 10, 2021 on amendments to the Rules of compulsory medical insurance approved by Order of the Ministry of Public Health of the Russian Federation No. 108n of February 28, 2019: the RF Ministry of Public Health stipulated in compulsory medical insurance rules the procedure for maintaining the unified register of medical institutions in the field of compulsory medical insurance and the register of medical institutions involved in compulsory medical insurance programs

Information of the Bank of Russia dated March 19, 2021: the Bank of Russia has decided to increase the key rate by 25 points up to 4.50% per annum

Information of the Bank of Russia dated March 19, 2021: revocation of the licence to banking operations from UMK Bank (Limited Liability Company)

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 393 of March 17, 2021 on cases of refusal of a tender winner to conclude an agreement on providing state (municipal) services in the social sphere: it has been established that such winners may refuse to conclude an agreement in case of force majeure, as well as if conditions of the project do not correspond to those specified in the announcement for the tender and the participants proposal

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 362 of March 13, 2021 - Russian employers will be able to receive a subsidy for the employment of the unemployed.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 369 of March 13, 2021 - Citizens who have lost their jobs will be able to get a more demanded professions.

Order of the Ministry of Public Health of the Russian Federation No. 65n of February 10, 2021 on amending the Compulsory Health Insurance Rules - The Ministry of Health prescribed the procedure for maintaining a unified register of medical organisations in the area of compulsory medical insurance in the compulsory health insurance rules.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 436 of March 20, 2021 on approval of the Regulations on affixing an apostille - The Government of the Russian Federation has settled the procedure for affixing apostille in electronic form.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 426 of March 20, 2021 on amending certain legal acts of the Government of the Russian Federation - From August 1, doctoral dissertations can be issued in the form of scientific reports.

Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation No. 7-P of March 18, 2021 on the case concerning verification of constitutionality of part 7 of Article 7.32 of the Code of Administrative Offences of the Russian Federation - The Constitutional Court indicated that the delay in the execution of a state contract is equated to its failure in the Code of Administrative Offences of the Russian Federation.

Federal Law No. 57-FZ of March 24, 2021 on amending Articles 81.1 and 164 of the Criminal-Procedural Code of the Russian Federation - The President of the Russian Federation signed amendments to the Criminal-Procedural Code of the Russian Federation in relation to crimes in the field of entrepreneurial activity.

Federal Law No. 55-FZ of March 24, 2021 on amending the Code of Administrative Offences of the Russian Federation - The composition of one of the administrative offences in the antimonopoly sphere has been clarified.

Federal Law No. 54-FZ of March 24, 2021 on amending Article 14.8 of the Code of Administrative Offences of the Russian Federation - From July 1, they will be fined for the sale of equipment without pre-installed applications developed in the EAEU.

Federal Law No. 53-FZ of March 24, 2021 on amending certain legal acts of the Russian Federation - The procedure for terminating the payment of insurance and funded pensions will change from 2023.

Federal Law No. 50-FZ of March 24, 2021 on amending Article 3 of the Federal Law on Amending the Federal Law on Electronic Signatures and Article 1 of the Federal Law on the Protection of Legal Entities' and Individual Entrepreneurs' Rights During State Control (Supervision) and Municipal Control - Methods for identifying applicants for issuing certificates of ES verification keys will be applied from January 1, 2022.

Federal Law No. 48-FZ of March 24, 2021 on amending the Federal Law on the Fundamentals of the Tourism Business in the Russian Federation - A unified federal register of travel agents, subagents will be introduced starting next year.

Information of the Government of the Russian Federation dated March 25, 2021 "The Government resumes flights between Russia and Germany, Venezuela, Syria, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Sri Lanka"

Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 166 of March 24, 2021 on amending the State Programme of Support for the Resettlement in the Russian Federation of Compatriots Residing Abroad - Social support measures for migrants who are parents of large families have been expanded.

Decision of the Pension Fund of Russia No. 28p of February 4, 2021 - Citizens can prohibit the transfer of their pension savings through the Portal of public services.

Order of the Ministry of Public Health of the Russian Federation No. 15n of January 18, 2021 - The Ministry of Public Health has developed a new standard contract for the supply of medicines.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 448 of March 23, 2021 on approval of the Temporary Procedure for the provision of data on decoding the genome of the causative agent of a new coronavirus infection (COVID-19)"

Information of the Bank of Russia dated March 26, 2021 "The banking licence of the limited liability company Megapolis commercial bank has been revoked

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 443 of March 23, 2021 on the approval of the indexation coefficient from April 1, 2021 - Social pensions will increase from April.

Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 186 of March 29, 2021 on the military conscription in April July 2021 for citizens of the Russian Federation and on the dismissal from military service of citizens doing military service by conscription

Letter of the Federal Service for Supervision over Education and Science No. 04-17 of March 25, 2021: the authority explained the specifics of conducting tests and examination for 9-graders in 2021

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 455 of March 27, 2021 N 455 on amending Item 7 of Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 2094 of December 14, 2020: agreements on reduction and maintenance of prices for granulated sugar will be extended until June 1, 2021, and for sunflower oil until October 1, 2021

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