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of July 14, 2022 No. 255-FZ

About control of activities of persons which are under foreign influence

(as amended on 11-03-2024)

Accepted by the State Duma on June 29, 2022

Approved by the Federation Council on July 8, 2022

Article 1. Foreign agents

1. For the purposes of this Federal Law the foreign agent is understood as the person which got support and (or) being under foreign influence in other forms and performing activities which types are stipulated in Clause 4 presents of the Federal Law.

2. Acknowledged Russian or foreign legal entity irrespective of its form of business, the public association operating without formation of legal entity, other consolidation of persons, foreign structure without formation of legal entity and also physical person irrespective of his nationality or in the absence of that (further - persons) can be the foreign agent.

3. As foreign agents cannot be recognized:

1) bodies of the public power of the Russian Federation, person under control to the Russian Federation, to subjects of the Russian Federation, municipalities, public companies, state-owned company, state corporations, and also persons under control to them, governing bodies of state non-budgetary funds. For the purpose of this Federal Law under control person is understood as the legal entity who is under the direct or indirect control expressed in obligation to perform instructions, orders, to perform actions, certain otherwise;

2) the religious organizations registered in the procedure established by the law;

3) the political parties registered in the procedure established by the law;

4) persons specified in the subitem 2 of Item 20 (except for members of their families specified in this subitem) and subitems 1 - 3 Items 21 of article 5 of the Federal Law of July 25, 2002 No. 115-FZ "About legal status of foreign citizens in the Russian Federation";

5) merging of employers, the Chambers of Commerce and Industry registered in the procedure established by the law.

4. The status of the foreign agent acquires person from the date of, the placement following behind day on the official site of the federal executive body authorized in the sphere of registration of non-profit organizations (further - authorized body), on the Internet of information about such person in the register of foreign agents (further - the register) according to part 4 of article 5 of this Federal Law, and stops from the date of exception of such data of the register.

5. Bodies of the public power, organization of all patterns of ownership, and also their officials, physical persons irrespective of their nationality or in the absence of that when implementing the activities shall consider the restrictions connected with the status of the foreign agent, specified in article 11 of this Federal Law. Actions (failure to act) of specified persons shall not promote violation by the foreign agent of the legislation of the Russian Federation on foreign agents, in particular this Federal Law, other Federal Laws, other regulatory legal acts regulating activities of foreign agents (further - the legislation of the Russian Federation on foreign agents).

Article 2. Foreign influence

1. The foreign influence specified regarding 1 article 1 of this Federal Law is understood as provision by foreign source to person of support and (or) rendering impact on person, including by coercion, belief and (or) different ways.

2. The support specified regarding 1 this Article is understood as provision to person by foreign source of money and (or) other property, and also rendering to person foreign source of the organizational and methodical, scientific and technical help, help in other forms.

Article 3. Foreign sources

1. Foreign sources are recognized:

1) foreign states;

2) bodies of the public power of foreign states;

3) international and foreign organizations;

4) foreign citizens;

5) stateless persons;

6) foreign structures without formation of legal entity;

7) persons authorized by the sources specified in Items 1 - the 6th this part;


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