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Legal & commercial implications of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Russia

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having a significant impact on every aspect of our lives in Russia and in other countries. Declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organisation in March 2020, everyone’s primary concern is to minimise the spread of the virus, to mitigate its effects.

Businesses and organisations have a role to play and a responsibility to their own people. They also confront a wide range of practical, commercial and legal challenges associated with the spread of the virus. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Russia

CMS has created a Coronavirus Hub dedicated to the issues raised by the COVID-19 pandemic. This hub gives you full and permanent access to content created by CMS Russia lawyers and CMS offices around the world in response to the crisis. The hub is updated regularly.

We remain available at all times to address any requests or difficulties you may have on a one-to-one basis. By emailing [email protected] you can be in immediate contact with our experts.

As the situation and content continues to evolve within and outside Russia, please visit Law Now to sign up here for the latest real-time updates from our Law-Now service.


General issues

High alert in the Russian capital due to coronavirus

Russia strengthens measures to contain the spread of COVID-19


CMS Expert Guide to Competition Law During Coronavirus

Employment & Migration

Employees in Russia to be mandatorily off work from 30 March to 3 April

Update on migration issues in Russia in relation to COVID-19

Life Sciences & Healthcare

Maximum prices of medicines and medical devices can be set by government during epidemics

Russia allows online sale of OTC drugs

Real Estate & Construction

COVID-19 and leases: implications for tenants and landlords


Russian President announces radical tax measures

Russia announces tax and customs measures to aid business during COVID-19 spread

CMS Expert Guide to COVID-19 Tax Relief Measures


CMS Russia response team


CMS Ex­pert Guide to Com­pet­i­tion Law Dur­ing Coronavir­us...
30 Mar 20
Max­im­um prices of medi­cines and med­ic­al devices can be set by gov­ern­ment...
On 26 March 2020, a Fed­er­al Law* came in­to force al­low­ing the Rus­si­an gov­ern­ment to set max­im­um prices for any medi­cines and med­ic­al devices for up to 90 days in case of an emer­gency or the threat of...
CMS Ex­pert Guide to Sta­bil­isa­tion and Re­struc­tur­ing...
27 Mar 20
Em­ploy­ees in Rus­sia to be man­dat­or­ily off work from 30 March to 3...
In ac­cord­ance with an Ex­ec­ut­ive Or­der* of the Rus­si­an Pres­id­ent, from 30 March to 3 April 2020 em­ploy­ees in Rus­sia will have fully paid days off as part of meas­ures to keep em­ploy­ees at home and pre­vent...
CMS Ex­pert Guide to COV­ID-19 Tax Re­lief Meas­ures