Krasnodar, 12 January – Yug Times. Traditionally, January begins with commencement of a number of new laws and enactments. Our expert Yuri Pustovit, managing partner of the Yug Law Office, speculates about which of them will affect the society the most.
“There are a lot of changes, so here I am going to touch on the novelties that will affect the lives of most people in Russia.
“There is a new fee introduced in Russia’s five resort regions, including Kuban. The resort fee will be imposed on holidaymakers. Its amount will be 100 rubles a day.
“Lately, the economic situation in the country has toughened, which is why people tend to take more bank credits. As a result, the legislator has introduced a more affordable bankruptcy procedure for those in the verge of default. Now the procedure may start from the sum of 300 rubles rather than 6,000, as it was before.
“One novelty has ‘grown’ from the set of underage issues. On January 1, Russia banned the production and sales of alcohol-containing energy drinks. The ban concerns tonic drinks with 15% or more alcohol by volume. The purpose of this law was to protect health of the youth.”
“According to the amendments to the Labour Code effected on January 1, data on the employees fired because of corruption will be entered in a special register. It will be a kind of ‘blacklist’ available for all national employers. The list of bribetakers may help winnow away the undesired candidates for public offices.”
An analysis of the new legal enactments shows that a considerable part of them carries an expressed social character. Under current crisis conditions, the government wants to support the population, and most of all its least protected layers.
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