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FEDERAL LAW OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

of November 10, 2009 No. 259-FZ

About Moscow State University of M. V. Lomonosov and St. Petersburg State University

(as amended on 02-07-2021)

Accepted by the State Duma on October 21, 2009

Approved by the Federation Council on October 30, 2009

Article 1. The relations regulated by this Federal Law

1. This Federal Law determines features of legal status of the leading classical universities of the Russian Federation - federal state educational institution of the higher education "Lomonosov Moscow State University" (further - Lomonosov Moscow State University) and federal state educational institution of the higher education St. Petersburg State University (further - St. Petersburg State University) as the unique scientific and educational complexes including structural divisions without the rights of the legal entity and legal entities, the oldest educational organizations of the higher education of the country having huge value for development of the Russian society.

2. The legislation of the Russian Federation in the field of education is applied to Lomonosov Moscow State University and to St. Petersburg State University taking into account the features provided by this Federal Law.

Article 2. Legal status of Moscow State University of M. V. Lomonosov and St. Petersburg State University

1. Activities of Lomonosov Moscow State University and St. Petersburg State University are regulated by this Federal Law, legal acts of the Russian Federation in the field of education, other Federal Laws and other regulatory legal acts of the Russian Federation, and also respectively the charter of Lomonosov Moscow State University and the charter of St. Petersburg State University.

2. Lomonosov Moscow State University and St. Petersburg State University are federal state budgetary institutions.

3. As the founder of Lomonosov Moscow State University and St. Petersburg State University on behalf of the Russian Federation the Government of the Russian Federation acts.

4. The government of the Russian Federation approves the charter of Lomonosov Moscow State University and the charter of St. Petersburg State University, and also the changes made to them. Other powers of the founder are performed according to the procedure, established by the Government of the Russian Federation in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation.

5. The rector of Lomonosov Moscow State University and the rector of St. Petersburg State University are appointed to position and dismissed by the President of the Russian Federation. In case of position assignment of the rector of Lomonosov Moscow State University and the position of the rector of St. Petersburg State University by the President of the Russian Federation is determined the term of their powers which cannot exceed five years. At the same time the rector of Lomonosov Moscow State University and the rector of St. Petersburg State University can be renominated to new term. The rector of Lomonosov Moscow State University and the rector of St. Petersburg State University can be ahead of schedule relieved by the President of the Russian Federation of the post.

6. On reaching the rector of Lomonosov Moscow State University, the rector of age St. Petersburg State University of the limit established for substitution of position of the rector of the state educational organization of the higher education, the President of the Russian Federation has the right to prolong powers of the rector for the new term, every time within the term established by part 5 of this Article.

Article 3. Scientific and educational complex of Moscow State University of M. V. Lomonosov and it is scientific - educational complex of St. Petersburg State University

1. The structure of scientific and educational complex of Lomonosov Moscow State University and structure of scientific and educational complex of St. Petersburg State University are determined respectively by the charter of Lomonosov Moscow State University and the charter of St. Petersburg State University.

2. Lomonosov Moscow State University and in St. Petersburg State University includes branches, representations, faculties and other structural divisions without the rights of the legal entity. Legal entities, including institutes can enter scientific and educational complex of Lomonosov Moscow State University and scientific and educational complex of St. Petersburg State University according to their charters.

3. Lomonosov Moscow State University and St. Petersburg State University have the right to create branches and to open representations, including abroad.

4. The legal status of structural divisions of Lomonosov Moscow State University and structural divisions of St. Petersburg State University, and also the legal entities entering into scientific and educational complexes of these universities is determined by this Federal Law, other Federal Laws and respectively the charter of Lomonosov Moscow State University and the charter of St. Petersburg State University.

5. Lomonosov Moscow State University and St. Petersburg State University perform on behalf of the Russian Federation powers of the founder of the legal entities entering scientific and educational complex of Lomonosov Moscow State University, scientific and educational complex of St. Petersburg State University, and also power of the owner of federal property of such legal entities according to the procedure, established by the Government of the Russian Federation. Heads of the legal entities entering scientific and educational complex of Lomonosov Moscow State University, scientific and educational complex of St. Petersburg State University are appointed to position and dismissed by rectors of these universities.

6. Deans of faculties, managers of departments of Lomonosov Moscow State University, St. Petersburg State University are elected according to the procedure, established by charters of these universities. Heads of other divisions of Lomonosov Moscow State University and St. Petersburg State University are appointed to position and dismissed by rectors of these universities.

Article 4. Features of implementation by Lomonosov Moscow State University and St. Petersburg State University of educational activities

1. Lomonosov Moscow State University and St. Petersburg State University realize educational programs of the higher education on the basis of independently established educational standards.

1.1. Lomonosov Moscow State University and St. Petersburg State University have the right to realize the educational programs of the higher education developed on the basis of independently established educational standards in the educational organizations which are located outside the territory of the Russian Federation and which founders are Lomonosov Moscow State University and St. Petersburg State University. Acceptance on training in the specified educational programs of the higher education and determination of the status of students, the organization of implementation of the specified educational programs of the higher education, including holding final assessment, are performed according to the procedure, established by constituent documents of such educational organizations.

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