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Work continues on the pilot project “Travelling without COVID-19”. Through this project, citizens of the Union countries can enter Russia from Armenia, Belarus and Kyrgyzstan through air checkpoints, confirming the presence of a negative test result for COVID-19 by PCR through the mobile application "Travelling without COVID-19".
From May 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022, an experiment related to labelling dietary supplements will be held. It will apply to natural and synthesised vitamins and pro-vitamins, various products of vegetable or animal origin.
Grounds for the RF Government to make decisions on use of an invention, utility model or industrial design without consent of a patent holder have been clarified (notifying the patent holder of such use as soon as possible and reimbursing proportionately).
When returning from abroad after May 1, 2021, Russians must also be re-tested for COVID-19 by PCR with an interval between the first and repeated tests of at least a day. For those returning from Turkey and Tanzania, the re-examination requirement takes effect until May 1, 2021.
The Board of Directors of the Bank of Russia took a decision to increase the key rate by 50 basic points to 5.00% per annum.
Amendments concern definition, at a legislative level, of actions related to manipulation in sports competitions, consolidation of the concept of "unusual bets on sports competitions", establishment of administrative responsibility for legal entities for legalisation of money obtained by criminal means (laundering) etc.
The RF Ministry of Public Health approved an information and communication strategy aimed at counteracting consumption of tobacco and nicotine-containing products for the period up to 2030.
Labour legislation does not explicitly provide for the possibility for the employer to establish requirements for the business dress code of an employee. At the same time, the legislation does not contain a prohibition on the establishment of such requirements. A prerequisite is the indication of such requirements in the employment contract or local regulatory act (job description, internal labour regulations, etc.). The employee should read, understand, and acknowledge by signing.
The amount of the fine provided for the clause "Violation of the Rules for Traffic through Railway Tracks" has been increased from one thousand roubles up to five thousand roubles.
Loans are provided for construction of private houses (with purchasing a land plot, if necessary) for families whose second or subsequent child was born after January 1, 2018, and also for families with disabled child (children).
From April 1, 2021, smartphones, tablet computers, stationary computers, laptops, TVs with the Smart TV function are sold with pre-installed Russian programs.
From September 1, 2021, new requirements will apply to the first aid kits for providing first aid to employees. In total, the first-aid kit shall contain 12 medical devices, including masks, gloves, bandages. However, the last but not the least thing will be the first aid instructions.
The suspension of flights with the UK has been extended through June 1, 2021.
Starting from July 1, 2021, a national product traceability system will be introduced. In this regard, the form of the invoice has been adjusted.
The Government of the Russian Federation has established the rules for the formation and maintenance of a unified register of types of federal, regional state control (supervision) and municipal control.
The Ministry of Justice has postponed until July 15, 2021 the deadline for filing reporting forms providing information on amount of funds and another property obtained from foreign sources, as well as on information of spending such funds and use of another property, for 2020 (usually such reports are submitted no later than on April 15 of the year following the reporting year).
Amendments, in particular, provide that justices of the peace shall be appointed (elected) to office for the first time for three years, and then upon reappointment (re-election) without limitation of the term of office. At the same time, the age limit for serving as a justice of the peace (magistrate) will be kept and fixed as 70 years old.
Until January 1, 2026, citizens using garages that are capital construction facilities and had been built before December 30, 2004 (or heirs of such citizens) have the right to be granted free ownership of a land plot being in state or municipal ownership, on which such garage is located.
According to amendments to the Tax Code, individuals will be able to obtain tax deductions in amounts paid at their own expense within the tax period for health and fitness services provided to an individual, or to his or her children under the age of 18.
The requirement provided that the corresponding consent of legal representatives shall be notarised is excluded from the Rules for rendering hotel services in the Russian Federation
Three recent letters from the authorities at once are devoted to the compulsory vaccination for workers. As a general rule, immunization in Russia is voluntary. Citizens have the right to refuse preventive vaccinations.
The Ministry of Labour of the Russian Federation approved a new List of types of work, professions, positions in which citizens undergoing alternative civilian service can be employed, consisting of 124 items, as well as the List of organisations where such service is provided.
The President of the Russian Federation signed amendments to the Code of Administrative Offences providing for the possibility of imposing an administrative punishment on an offender in exceptional cases in an amount less than the minimum established by the regional law on administrative offences. This applies to both citizens and officials.