Legislative changes

Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1031 dated June 28, 2021 adopted the rules for the provision of the Russian Foundation for Information Technologies Development (RFRIT) with budgetary subsidies for reimbursement of costs for use of Russian software by small and medium-sized enterprises. This measure is provided by the federal project "Digital Technologies" of the national program "Digital Economy of the Russian Federation".

Russian copyright holders and cloud software developers will be able to participate in the project. Requirements for companies and conditions of competitive selection are approved by the above mentioned Government Decree.

Over 400 thousand licenses will be offered at a reduced price in order to implement this support measure. Budget of the program until the end of 2024 is 7 billion rubles.

As a result of the project Russian developers will get compensations in amount of 50% of licenses' costs resulting in small and medium-sized enterprises purchasing software twice cheaper. This will facilitate the transition to domestic IT products, and small and medium-sized enterprises will be able to expand their business by reducing costs.

The only condition for enterprises’ participation is to be registered in the Unified Register of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises of the Federal Tax Service of the Russian Federation. Filling out any applications or reporting is not required.

We would like to point out that according to Rosstat turnover of organizations in the field of information technology in 2020 increased by 33% compared to the previous year.

Courts of general jurisdiction in Globas

Almost all disputes are resolved in courts of general jurisdiction: 84% of litigations are heard in courts of general jurisdiction and magistrate’s courts, and only 16% of cases fall for the share of courts of arbitration.

Counterparties check using the courts data in Globas

The section on Courts of General Jurisdiction in Globas includes cases pending in all instances of magistrates' justice, federal and military courts, as well as in the Supreme Court in all regions of the Russian Federation.

The data bank of courts of general jurisdiction contains 172 million cases, including 98 million cases in federal courts of general jurisdiction and 74 million in magistrates' courts.

In the section you can get information about the participation of the CEO, shareholder or employee of the company in Administrative, Civil and Criminal cases of the following nature:

  • disputes about compensation for moral and material harm,
  • conflicts between the employee and the employer or the creditor and the debtor,
  • information about bringing to administrative and criminal liability.

Dynamics of the received cases

In 2020, the number of received cases increased by 3,7 million compared to 2019. The categories of cases in which the number of proceedings increased indicate problems that have exacerbated in a difficult 2020.

In particular, a significant increase in claims for housing payments and debts for housing and communal services indicates a decrease in the solvency of citizens.
At the same time, the number of claims in the field of labor relations has fallen.

Tax evasion, the use of fraudulent schemes for money laundering, financial pyramids are classified as criminal cases in the field of economics. The number of such cases remains at a high level, which confirms the need to check counterparties and related persons.

Amount of claims

The total amount of claims brought by the plaintiffs almost doubled from 4 trillion RUB in 2019 to more than 7 trillion RUB in 2020.

The amounts awarded by the courts for recovery are less than those stated. Picture 3 below reflects the dynamics over three periods: 2019-2020-2021 (forecast).