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Russian Federation: Government Agrees with Lowering Threshold for Personal Data Protection during Coronavirus Pandemic

(Oct. 26, 2020) On October 13, 2020, the Russian Federal Ministry of Digital Development, Communications, and Mass Media confirmed the legality of a decree issued by the mayor of Moscow, Sergey Sobyanin, requiring that, beginning October 5, 2020, all employers in the city of Moscow transfer to telework at least one-third of all employees, as […]

Russia: New Election Law Creates More Flexibility in Setting Length and Place of Voting

(Aug. 10, 2020) On July 31, 2020, the president of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, signed a law that changes the way federal and local elections and referenda are conducted and monitored. Federal Law No. 267 on Amending Select Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation (Amendment Law) amends the Federal Law on Basic Guarantees of […]

Russian Federation: Newly Adopted Constitutional Amendments Change Jurisdiction of Constitutional Court and Procedure for Appointing Judges

(July 15, 2020) On July 3, 2020, Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin signed Decree No. 445 “On the Official Publication of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, as Amended.” The president issued the decree immediately after the Russian Central Election Commission had approved the results of the national referendum held between June 25 and July […]

Russia: New Law Eliminates Requirement to Renounce Foreign Citizenship

(May 1, 2020) On April 24, 2020, the Russian government portal for legal information published the text of the newly adopted Law on Amending the Law on Citizenship. (Federal Law No. 134-FZ of April 24, 2020, Concerning the Simplification of the Procedure for Acquisition of Russian Citizenship.) The new law, which will enter into force […]

Russian Federation: Government Shortens List of Professions in Which Women’s Employment Is Restricted

(Oct. 7, 2019) On July 18, 2019, the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Russian Federation issued an order shortening the list of professions in which women’s employment is restricted. (Order of the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Russian Federation No. 512, On Approval of the List of Industries, Jobs […]

Russia: Law Regulating Sale and Return of Tickets to Cultural Events and Museums Comes into Effect

(Sept. 30, 2019) On July 18, 2019, the president of the Russian Federation signed into law a bill regulating the sale and return of tickets to cultural events and admissions to museums. (Federal Law on Amending the Law of the Russian Federation on Fundamentals of the Legislation of the Russian Federation on Culture, July 18, […]

Ukraine: New Law Makes Charging Stations More Accessible and Requires Designated Lanes for Electric Vehicles

(Sept. 24, 2019) On July 11, 2019, the president of Ukraine signed into a law a bill on facilitating access to charging stations and requiring designated lanes for electric vehicles. (Law of Ukraine on Amendments to Some Legislative Acts of Ukraine on Creating Access to Charging Station Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles, July 11, 2019). The […]

Russia: Law on Conducting Experiment Concerning Establishment of Quotas for Atmospheric Pollutants Adopted

(Sept. 23, 2019) On July 26, 2019, the president of the Russian Federation signed into law a bill aimed at setting temporary quotas for pollutant emissions. The Federal Law on Conducting an Experiment Concerning the Setting of Quotas for Emissions of Pollutants and Amending Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation on Reducing Air Pollution (Emissions Quota […]

Russia: Class Action Lawsuits Now Allowed in the Courts of General Jurisdiction

(Aug. 26, 2019) On July 18, 2019, the President of the Russian Federation signed into law a bill allowing class action lawsuits in the courts of general jurisdiction. The new law, the Law on Amending Select Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation, July 18, 2019, also amended the Arbitration Procedure Code to allow individuals to […]