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Amendments to the Law On Mass Media will Simplify the Process of Foreign Ownership of the Russian Media
The law restricting the share of foreign participation in the capital of the Russian mass media was adopted in 2014. In order to fulfill the law, large publishing houses and media holdings had to change the ownership structure.
--27-04-2019--
The Number of Criminal Offenses in the Sphere of Economic Activity Increased in 2018
Law enforcement agencies have recorded a total of 34.12 thousand such cases. This category includes the violations of the Criminal Code related to money laundering, illegal businesses, forging securities, etc.
--29-12-2018--
Big Data Regulation in Russia
The bill on the regulation of big data turnover in Russia was criticized by experts; the deputies of the State Duma considered the bill to be incomplete.
--17-11-2018--
State Support for Small and Medium-sized Businesses in Russia
The auditors of the Accounting Chamber have made a conclusion about the inefficiency of measures of state support for small and medium-sized businesses.
--26-08-2018--
The Small Business Pulse Results
The loyalty index of small businesses fell in the first half of 2018, as compared to the previous year, reaching 27 points, according to Inc.Russia referring to the study of Alfa-Bank titled Small Business Pulse. A more pessimistic attitude was previously noted only in November 2015, when the figure dropped to -38.
--25-08-2018--
Research: Russian Entrepreneurs Notice Less Corruption
Russian entrepreneurs note that there is less corruption in business.
--07-08-2018--
Russian Parliament in Action: Beware, Foreign Agents Are All Around Us
Russian MPs are introducing new restrictions aimed at state officials, ordinary folks and NGOs. Click here to find out more.
--17-05-2014--
Fresh Raft of Draft Laws Review
Russia-IC presents you with an overview of the latest legislative moves by the Russian parliament. Click here to find out what is in store for Russia.
--26-02-2013--
Fixing the Match-Fixing
Russia is adamant to ensure fair play rules on the pitch as it is getting ready to host its first World Cup event in 2018.
--16-01-2013--
Anti-Corruption Crusade
Amid the latest scandal involving the Ministry of Defence and its former head Anatoly Serdyukov, MPs are planning new laws to make sure such cases will not repeat in the future. Russia-IC looks at the proposals.
--09-11-2012--
Beware: High Treason Round the Corner
Russian MPs have adopted controversial amednments on high treason and espionage that could make working and living for millions of Russians, and foreigners residing here, as dangerous as ever.
--27-10-2012--


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The Decisions of Foreign Courts on Business Cases will Begin to be Executed in Russia
Russia, alongside with other countries of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, adopted the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters.
--18-07-2019--
In 2018, 984 Thousand Legal Entities were Penalized Under Administrative Law in Russia
This figure has doubled since 2015: 400 thousand legal entities were fined then.
--27-06-2019--
The Number of Sentences Imposed by Russian Courts with Regards to Economic Crimes has Increased by 20%
A total of 7,700 people were found guilty of committing economic crimes.
--16-05-2019--
Russia Plans to Launch the Approach of the Regulatory Guillotine
It is planned to launch the approach of the regulatory guillotine in Russia from February 1, 2020 (according to which the mandatory provisions of acts that did not receive special approval or changes automatically expire).
--24-02-2019--
Russia Plans to Launch the Approach of the Regulatory Guillotine
It is planned to launch the approach of the regulatory guillotine in Russia from February 1, 2020 (according to which the mandatory provisions of acts that did not receive special approval or changes automatically expire).
--24-02-2019--
The Access to Government Subsidies has been Simplified
A decree making amendments to government acts regulating subsidies of organizations came into force.
--27-12-2018--
The New Version of the Draft Law on Electronic Employment Records has Become Known
Beginning from 2020, any new entries on a persons employment have to be entered in the employees employment record in an obligatory way, and from 2021 all new employees will be processed electronically.
--25-12-2018--
The Moscow Mayors Office Decided to Slow Down the Growth of the Property Tax Rate
In 2019 it will increase by 0.1% - up to 1.6%.
--25-12-2018--
Fines for Delay and Failure to Submit Financial Statements will be Increased
The Ministry of Finance has prepared amendments to the Administrative Code.
--23-12-2018--
The Purchase of Advertisements on Facebook for Russian Accounts will be Subject to a New VAT
It is noted that the tax will be levied regardless of the fact whether the advertisement is purchased for personal or commercial purposes.
--20-12-2018--
The Tax Rate on the Property of Companies will Grow in Moscow
Officials emphasize that the total tax burden on entrepreneurs will be reduced next year, because all movable property will not be taxed in 2019.
--20-12-2018--
Russia Can Tighten Control over the Activities of Foreign Payment Services
As a result, this can lead to a ban on the operation of some of them.
--18-12-2018--
Russia will Transit to Electronic Employment Records in 2021
The corresponding bill was developed by the Ministry of Labor.
--18-11-2018--
Amendments to the Law On Currency Regulation and Currency Control have been Drafted
The Ministry of Finance has drafted the amendments to the Law On Currency Regulation and Currency Control, these amendments will enable resident legal entities to pay cash roubles to non-resident physical persons without using bank accounts in order to compensate for the VAT paid within the tax free system.
--09-11-2018--
A Bill on the Transfer of Information on the Status of Customer Service to Banks has been Introduced to the State Duma
Telecommunication service providers may be obliged to transfer information on the status of customer service to banks and other credit organizations controlled by the Central Bank.
--30-10-2018--
The Level of Quality of State Business Regulation in Russia Decreased
The estimate of the regulatory environment for business in Russia is in the negative area and amounts to -0.48; last year it made up -0.42.
--17-10-2018--
Costs of Digital Economy
The growth of digital economy in Russia is primarily connected with the expansion of the public sector creating and implementing new information and accounting systems in the sectors that belong to the sphere of possible government revenues.
--17-10-2018--
The Tax Code will be Supplemented by the Chapters on Non-tax Payments
The bill will be prepared before the end of this year.
--05-10-2018--
The Ministry of Economic Development is Changing Corporate Law
The Head of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade proposed to create a mechanism of shares with different rights in Russia, including super-voting shares for founders and majority shareholders.
--05-10-2018--
Oil Producers Expect to Raise the Amount of Compensation for the Regulation of Domestic Petrol Prices
A draft bill on the reduction of the conditional domestic prices for fuel used in the calculation of subsidies is already being developed.
--02-10-2018--
The Pension Fund of Russia (PFR) will Use Blockchain Technology
The Pension Fund of Russia (PFR) will monitor the employment contracts of Russians with the help of blockchain technology. The proposals on the merger of all information systems of the fund into a single digital platform will be prepared by the end of the year.
--08-09-2018--
The Law on Online Cash Desks (54-FZ) does not Apply to Foreign Organizations
The law on online cash desks (54-FZ) does not apply to foreign organizations and entrepreneurs that are not registered and have no representative offices in Russia.
--02-09-2018--
Tax Privilege for the IT Exporters
The Skolkovo Foundation proposes to introduce a tax privilege for the exporters in the field of IT: in particular, it is proposed to introduce a tax deduction for input VAT - the tax paid upon equipment of the workplaces of programmers who write exported software.
--28-08-2018--
A Bill on the Insurance of the Plans of Small Businesses Comes into Force
According to the law, the system of deposit insurance will be extended to small enterprises, in accordance with the criteria established by the state.
--28-08-2018--
The Tax Rate for Self-employed Citizens may Become 4%
Nowadays legal self-employed people are required to pay personal income tax (Personal Income Tax) or register as individual entrepreneurs.
--28-08-2018--
Workload in Russia
63% of Russians are regularly kept late at their workplaces, most often because of a large amount of work (28%).
--28-08-2018--
New Tax Law for Entrepreneurs in Russia Comes into Force
The law allowing the Federal Tax Service (FTS) to block accounts of entrepreneurs that for some reason did not pay insurance premiums comes into effect from August 30.
--26-08-2018--
Introduction of an Environmental Tax
The object of taxation in the new article of the Tax Code is the types of environmental impact: emissions into the air, wastewater discharge, storage and disposal of waste.
--25-08-2018--
A Special Tax Regime for Foreign Companies will be Introduced on the Russian Islands
In 2019 the islands of Oktyabrsky in Kaliningrad Oblast and Russky in the Primorsky Territory will become an alternative to foreign offshore companies.
--24-08-2018--
Bank Deposits and Accounts of Small Businesses and Microenterprises will be Insured
The maximum amount of insurance compensation will be the same as for individuals - 1.4 million roubles.
--24-08-2018--
Central Bank will Receive the Right to Unimpeded Access to the Premises of Companies and their Documents
Beginning from May 1, 2019, the staff of the Central Bank will have unimpeded access to the premises of companies, to their documents, computers and storage systems as a part of their insider inspections.
--24-08-2018--
Steven Seagal Opened an IE in the Moscow Region
Hollywood actor Steven Seagal, an American with Russian citizenship, opened an IE in the city of Elektrostal, Moscow region. This was reported to the tax inspectorate.
--24-08-2018--
Dollar Ban Bill Withdrawn from Parliament
Liberal Democrat Mikhail Degtyarev has withdrawn his bill on the US dollar ban from the national parliament.
--19-01-2014--
Upper House of Parliament OKs Bill on Foul Language in Media
The Federation Council has given the green light to a new set of fines for foul language used in the mass media.
--29-03-2013--
New Bill on Tax Powers Prompts Privacy Concerns
Russian deposit holders may be facing pressure from the tax authorities if new amendments on money laundering are passed into law.
--22-03-2013--
Communications Ministry Against 'No Swearing Law'
The Ministry of Mass Media and Communications is against the new bill that would outlaw obscenities in mass media.
--19-02-2013--
MPs Pledge to Rework Bill on Religious Offence
The bill on religious offence will be reworked in line with governmental proposals, said Yaroslav Nilov, a co-sponsor of the draft law.
--19-02-2013--
'National' Films Bill Submitted to Parliament
Russias Liberal-Democratic Party wants films about Russia to be made by Russians and any independent foreign productions banned.
--07-02-2013--
Parliament May Scrap Direct Vote for Governors
MPs may restore the old status-quo governors of Russia's regions were appointed by the Kremlin.
--26-01-2013--
Petition Turned into Law Submitted for Review
Fair Russia MPs have submitted a bill that would see the US adoptions ban passed last December scrapped.
--16-01-2013--
Russian to Condemn Bolivia's Coca Addiction
Russia is expected to condemn Bolivias move to re-join the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961 with a reservation that allows for the traditional age-old habit of coca chewing in the country.
--11-01-2013--
Russia to Get Tough on Match-Fixing
Ahead of the World Football Cup in 2018, Russia is set to clean up the game. A new bill is expected to send a strong warning to match-fixers.
--09-01-2013--
Russian Courts To Get 3 Billion
Russia is going to spend $3 billion on its judiciary over the next 7 years, with a key indicator missing from the development programme.
--21-12-2012--
Tax Authorities a Partner, Not a Foe
Corporations will no longer need to read the leaves and fear probes from tax authorities.
--19-12-2012--
Higher Fines for Bootleg Vodka Producers
Russian MPs are mulling tougher penalties for producers of home-made alcohol in a bid to cut the death rate among cash-starved groups.
--19-12-2012--
Fingerprints for Foreign Workers
All foreigners employed in Moscow will have their fingerprints taken if a joint proposal by the capitals migration body and the Interior Ministry is adopted, according to a City Hall officials.
--21-10-2011--
Russia Toughens Requirements for Adoptive Parents
On Tuesday, Russia's State Duma accepted in the first reading the bill that would require prospective adoptive and foster parents to undergo special psychological training.
--20-10-2011--





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