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FEDERAL LAW OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

of July 1, 2021 No. 236-FZ

About activities of foreign persons on the Internet in the territory of the Russian Federation

Accepted by the State Duma on June 17, 2021

Approved by the Federation Council on June 23, 2021

This Federal Law establishes the legal basis of activities of the foreign legal entities, the foreign organizations who are not legal entities, the foreign citizens, stateless persons performing activities on the Internet in the territory of the Russian Federation determines powers of public authorities of the Russian Federation, and also the right and obligation of the persons participating in the specified activities or using services (results) of such activities.

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. Coverage of this Federal Law

1. This Federal Law governs the relations connected with implementation of activities of the foreign legal entities, the foreign organizations who are not legal entities, foreign citizens, stateless persons (further - the foreign person) on the Internet (further - Internet network) in the territory of the Russian Federation.

2. The foreign persons performing activities in Internet network in the territory of the Russian Federation shall observe requirements, prohibitions and restrictions, stipulated by the legislation the Russian Federation.

Article 2. Purpose of this Federal Law

The purpose of this Federal Law is establishment of equal conditions of activities in the territory of the Russian Federation of the Russian and foreign persons.

Article 3. Legal regulation of activities of foreign persons in Internet network in the territory of the Russian Federation

Legal regulation of activities of foreign persons in Internet network is in the territory of the Russian Federation performed by this Federal Law, other Federal Laws and other regulatory legal acts of the Russian Federation, and also international treaties of the Russian Federation.

Chapter 2. Features of implementation of activities of foreign persons in Internet network in the territory of the Russian Federation

Article 4. The foreign person performing activities in Internet network in the territory of the Russian Federation

1. The foreign person performing activities in Internet network in the territory of the Russian Federation is understood as the foreign person performing any activities which are not forbidden in the territory of the Russian Federation, performed provided that the foreign person is the owner of the website in Internet network, and (or) pages of the website in Internet network, and (or) information system, and (or) the program for electronic computers, access to which within a day constitutes more than five hundred thousand users of Internet network who are in the territory of the Russian Federation (further - information resource of the foreign person), and also under one of the following conditions:

1) on information resource of the foreign person information in state language of the Russian Federation, state languages of republics within the Russian Federation or other languages of the people of the Russian Federation is provided and extends;

2) on information resource of the foreign person the advertizing directed to drawing attention of the consumers who are in the territory of the Russian Federation extends;

3) the foreign person performs processing of information about the users who are in the territory of the Russian Federation;

4) the foreign person receives money from the Russian physical persons and legal entities.

2. The foreign person performing activities of the foreign person in Internet network in the territory of the Russian Federation is recognized also:

1) the foreign person who is the provider of hosting or the other person providing placement of information resources in Internet networks which users are including in the territory of the Russian Federation;

2) the foreign person performing activities for ensuring functioning of information system and (or) the program for electronic computers which are intended and are used for the organization of distribution to Internet networks of the advertizing directed to drawing attention of the consumers who are including in the territory of the Russian Federation by means of the information resources belonging to the third parties (further - the operator of advertizing system);

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