In Russia, fines for the sale of devices imported as part of parallel imports without pre-installed mandatory Russian software may be canceled. As a representative of the Ministry of Digital Development explained to Vedomosti, the draft of the relevant federal law, as amended by Article 14.8 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation (“Violation of other consumer rights”) has already been submitted to the government. In addition, the project “was agreed with the interested federal executive authorities,” the source said.
The Ministry of Digital Development has developed it in accordance with the list of measures to support the economy in the face of sanctions, developed by the government. The deadline for the execution of instructions on this document is October 31, 2022 (Vedomosti has the document, its authenticity was confirmed by a federal official).