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FEDERAL LAW OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

of April 29, 2008 No. 57-FZ

About procedure of foreign investments in the economic societies having strategic importance for ensuring defense of the country and safety of the state

(The last edition from 31-05-2018)

Accepted by the State Duma on April 2, 2008

Approved by the Federation Council on April 16, 2008

Article 1. Purposes of this Federal Law

For the purpose of ensuring defense of the country and safety of the state with this Federal Law withdrawals of restrictive nature for foreign investors and for group of persons which the foreign investor enters (further - group of persons are established), with their participation in the authorized capital of the economic societies having strategic importance for ensuring defense of the country and safety of the state and (or) making by specified persons of the transactions providing acquisition in property, ownership or use of property of such economic societies them which belongs to the main production means and which cost constitutes twenty five and more percent determined on the last reporting date according to accounting (financial) records of book value of assets of the economic society having strategic importance for ensuring defense of the country and safety of the state and (or) making of other transactions, actions, as a result of which control of foreign investors or group of persons over such economic societies is established.

Article 2. The relations regulated by this Federal Law and the sphere of its application

1. This Federal Law governs the relations connected with implementation by foreign investors or group of persons of investments in the form of share acquisition (shares) constituting the authorized capital of the economic societies having strategic importance for ensuring defense of the country and safety of the state and (or) in the form of acquisition by specified persons in property, ownership or use of property which belongs to the main production means of such economic societies and which cost constitutes twenty five and more percent determined on the last reporting date according to accounting (financial) records of book value of assets of the economic society having strategic importance for ensuring defense of the country and safety of the state and also with making of other transactions, including on the stock exchanges, or actions, as a result of which control of foreign investors or group of persons over such economic societies is established.

2. The foreign legal entities, the foreign organizations who are not legal entities who do not perform representation in the federal executive body authorized on accomplishment of functions on control of implementation of foreign investments in the Russian Federation (further - authorized body), of information on the beneficiaries, beneficial owners and the controlling persons (further - the foreign investors who are not providing information), the foreign states, the international organizations, and also the organizations which are under control of the foreign investors who are not providing information, foreign states, the international organizations including created in the territory of the Russian Federation, having no right to make transactions, other actions involving establishment of control over the economic societies having strategic importance for ensuring defense of the country and safety of the state and (or) to make transactions providing acquisition in property, ownership or use of property them which belongs to the main production means of such economic societies and which cost constitutes twenty five and more percent determined on the last reporting date according to accounting (financial) records of book value of assets of the economic society having strategic importance for ensuring defense of the country and safety of the state.

2.1. The concepts "control" and "controlling person" are used in the same values, as in articles 3 and 5 of this Federal Law respectively. The concepts "beneficiary" and "beneficial owner" are used in the values specified in article 3 of the Federal Law of August 7, 2001 to No. 115-FZ "About counteraction of legalization (washing) of income gained in the criminal way and to terrorism financing".

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