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FEDERAL LAW OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

of July 26, 2017 No. 179-FZ

About bases of frontier cooperation

Accepted by the State Duma on July 14, 2017

Approved by the Federation Council on July 19, 2017

Article 1. Subject of regulation of this Federal Law

This Federal Law governs the relations arising in connection with implementation of frontier cooperation, determines the basic principles, tasks and the directions of frontier cooperation, and also power of subjects of frontier cooperation of the Russian Federation.

Article 2. The basic concepts used in this Federal Law

For the purposes of this Federal Law the following basic concepts are used:

1) frontier cooperation - part of the international relations of the Russian Federation, the international and foreign economic relations of border subjects of the Russian Federation and municipalities of border subjects of the Russian Federation with subjects of frontier cooperation of the adjacent states;

2) border subjects of the Russian Federation are subjects of the Russian Federation which territories adjoin to Frontier of the Russian Federation;

3) municipalities of border subjects of the Russian Federation - the municipalities located in the territories of border subjects of the Russian Federation;

4) the territories of frontier cooperation of the Russian Federation - the territories of border subjects of the Russian Federation and municipalities of border subjects of the Russian Federation, and also other territories of the Russian Federation defined by international treaties of the Russian Federation;

5) subjects of frontier cooperation of the Russian Federation - Russian Federation, border subjects of the Russian Federation and municipalities of border subjects of the Russian Federation. Other subjects of frontier cooperation of the Russian Federation can be defined by international treaties of the Russian Federation;

6) subjects of frontier cooperation of the adjacent states - the adjacent states, state and territorial, administrative-territorial and the municipalities of the adjacent states considered as these states, border according to the legislation;

7) agreements on frontier cooperation - agreements of border subjects of the Russian Federation with state and territorial, administrative-territorial formations of the adjacent states, with public authorities of the adjacent states and the agreement of municipalities of border subjects of the Russian Federation with municipalities of the adjacent states;

8) the territories of frontier cooperation of the adjacent states - the territories of subjects of frontier cooperation of the adjacent states;

9) the international Cross-Border Cooperation Programme - the development mechanism of international cooperation of the Russian Federation approved by the international treaty of the Russian Federation and realized in the territories of frontier cooperation of the Russian Federation and the territories of frontier cooperation of the adjacent states for the solution of the tasks determined by this Federal Law;

10) the draft of the international Cross-Border Cooperation Programme - set of the actions realized within the international Cross-Border Cooperation Programme.

Article 3. Legal regulation of frontier cooperation

1. Legal regulation of frontier cooperation is based on the Constitution of the Russian Federation and is performed according to the conventional principles and rules of international law, international treaties of the Russian Federation, this Federal Law, other Federal Laws and regulatory legal acts of the President of the Russian Federation, the Government of the Russian Federation and federal executive bodies, regulatory legal acts of subjects of the Russian Federation and municipal regulatory legal acts adopted according to them.

2. If the international treaty of the Russian Federation establishes other rules, than those which are provided by this Federal Law are applied rules of the international treaty.

Article 4. Basic principles of frontier cooperation

The frontier cooperation is performed according to the following basic principles:

1) respect for the conventional principles and rules of international law, international treaties of the Russian Federation;

2) differentiation of areas of jurisdiction and powers between public authorities of the Russian Federation, public authorities of subjects of the Russian Federation and local government bodies;

3) accounting of interests of homeland security of the Russian Federation;

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