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01March2017
Personal Data Pepeliaev Group advises that, from 1 July 2017, there will be substantial increases in fines for violations of personal data legislation.
07September2016
The electronic services of foreign companies are subject to VAT in Russia Pepeliaev Group advises that, on 1 January 2017, a Federal Law comes into force, which establishes the procedure for applying VAT to services that foreign companies supply to Russian consumers in electronic form. The Law also establishes a specific procedure for such companies to register with the Russian tax authorities.
02October2015
How the court treats the losses of merged companies Pepeliaev Group advises that merging a loss-making company into a profitable one and including the former's losses in the form of negative exchange rates in the expenses of a profitable company may be recognised by the courts as actions aimed at obtaining an unjustified tax benefit.
17January2012
The licensing of radio and television broadcasting

Pepeliaev Group advises that 22 February 2011 saw the publication on the website of the Federal Service for Supervision over Telecommunications, Information Technology and Mass Media (“Roskomnadzor”) of its Order No. 048 dated 31 December 2010 On temporary rules for administrative procedures performed by the Federal Service for Supervision over Telecommunications, Information Technology and Mass Media to grant, renew, extend and cancel licences at the licensee’s request, to issue additional copies of licences, and to provide information contained in the licence register on specific licensees while rendering the state service of licensing radio and television broadcasting.

11March2011
The licensing of radio and television broadcasting Pepeliaev Group advises that 22 February 2011 saw the publication on the website of the Federal Service for Supervision over Telecommunications, Information Technology and Mass Media (“Roskomnadzor”) of its Order No. 048 dated 31 December 2010 On temporary rules for administrative procedures performed by the Federal Service for Supervision over Telecommunications, Information Technology and Mass Media to grant, renew, extend and cancel licences at the licensee’s request, to issue additional copies of licences, and to provide information contained in the licence register on specific licensees while rendering the state service of licensing radio and television broadcasting.
04March2011
Amendments to legislation on communications, clarifying procedural requirements for connection of and cooperation between telecommunications networks On 26 January 2011, the Russian State Duma passed the first reading of the Draft Law “On amending article 19 of the Federal Law ‘On telecommunications’”. The Draft Law clarifies the procedural requirements for connecting communications networks and for them to cooperate with an operator which occupies a significant position in a general use telecommunications network.
11August2010
The transmission of publicly accessible mandatory TV and radio channels: the State Duma adopted a draft law in the first reading Pepeliaev Group advises that on 29 October 2010 the Federal Law “On Amending the Federal Law ‘On Communications’” comes into force. This Law amends the legal regulation of transmission of publicly accessible mandatory TV and radio channels.
05August2010
Submission of Personal Data to Court Bailiffs Pepeliaev Group advises that the authorities of court bailiffs in respect of the receipt of personal data have been expanded by Federal Law No. 213-FZ dated 27 July 2010 “On Amendments to Federal Law No. 118-FZ dated 21 July 1997 “On Court Bailiffs” and Article 64 of Federal Law No. 229-FZ dated 2 October 2007 “On Enforcement Proceedings” on Issues of Submitting Personal Data to Court Bailiffs”.
19July2010
Russian Supreme Court Consolidates the Practice of Applying the RF Law “On the Mass Media” Pepeliaev Group advises that the Plenum of the Russian Supreme Court issued Resolution No. 16 dated 15 June 2010 “On Application of the RF Law “On the Mass Media” by Courts”.
10June2010
Broadcasting of mandatory public TV and radio channels: draft law adopted by the State Duma in the first reading Pepeliaev Group advises that on 2 June 2010 the Russian State Duma adopted in the first reading the draft Federal Law “On Amendments to Federal Law No. 126-FZ dated 7 July 2003 ‘On Telecommunications’” on the legal regulation of issues relating to the broadcasting of mandatory public TV and radio channels.
28May2010
“On Amendments to Article 54 of the Federal Law ‘On Telecommunications’” On 28 May 2010 the Russian President rejected amendments to article 54 of Federal Law No. 126-FZ “On Telecommunications” dated 7 July 2003.

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