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FEDERAL LAW OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

of August 11, 1995 No. 135-FZ

About charity and volunteering (volunteering)

(The last edition from 18-12-2018)

Accepted by the State Duma of the Russian Federation on July 7, 1995

This Federal Law establishes bases of legal regulation of charity, determines possible forms of its support by public authorities and local government bodies, features of creation and activities of charitable organizations for the purpose of wide circulation and development of charity in the Russian Federation.

Features of legal regulation of the relations arising during the forming of the target capital, property trust management, constituting the target capital, use of income gained from property trust management, constituting the target capital, are established by other Federal Laws.

Section I. General provisions

Article 1. Charity

Charity is understood as voluntary activities of citizens and legal entities on disinterested (non-paid or on favorable terms) to transfer to citizens or legal entities of property, including money, disinterested performance of works, provision of services, rendering other support.

Voluntary (volunteer) activities are understood as voluntary activities in the form of non-paid performance of works and (or) rendering the services for the purpose of specified in Item 1 of article 2 of this Federal Law.

The provisions provided by this Federal Law for charity extend to voluntary (volunteer) activities.

Article 2. Charity purposes

1. Charitable and voluntary (volunteer) activities are performed for the purpose of:

social support and protection of citizens, including improvement of financial position needy, social resettlement of the unemployed, disabled people and other persons who owing to the physical or intellectual features, other circumstances are not capable to exercise independently the rights and legitimate interests;

preparation of the population for overcoming consequences of natural disasters, environmental, industrial or other disasters, for prevention of accidents;

assistance injured with natural disasters, environmental, industrial or other disasters, social, national, religious conflicts, to the victims of repressions, refugees and displaced persons;

assistance to strengthening of the world, friendship and consent between the people, to prevention of the social, national, religious conflicts;

assistance to strengthening of prestige and role of family in society;

assistance to protection of motherhood, childhood and paternity;

assistance of activities in education, sciences, cultures, arts, educations, to spiritual development of the personality;

assistance of activities in the sphere of prevention and protection of public health, and also promotion of healthy lifestyle, improvement of moral and psychological condition of citizens;

assistance of activities in the field of physical culture and sport (except for professional sport), participations in the organization and (or) holding sports and sporting events in the form of non-paid performance of works and (or) rendering services by physical persons;

environmental protections and protection of animals;

protection and due content of the buildings, objects and the territories having historical, cult, cultural or nature protection value and places of burial.

preparation of the population in the field of protection against emergency situations, promotion of knowledge in the field of protection of the population and the territories against emergency situations and ensuring fire safety;

social resettlement of orphan children, children without parental support, neglected children, the children who are in difficult life situation;

rendering free legal aid and legal education of the population;

assistance of voluntary (volunteer) activities;

participations in activities for prevention of neglect and offenses of minors;

assistance to development of scientific and technical, art creativity of children and youth;

assistance patriotic, spiritual moral to education of children and youth;

supports of socially significant youth initiatives, projects, children's and youth movement, children's and youth organizations;

assistance of activities for production and (or) distribution of social advertizing;

assistance to prevention of socially dangerous forms of behavior of citizens.

2. The direction of cash and other appliances, assistance in other forms to the commercial organizations, and also support of political parties, movements, groups and campaigns charity are not.

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