MOSCOW, March 18. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law allowing purchases of up to 15,000 rubles in foreign online stores without going through personal identification. The corresponding document was published on Friday.
Previously, it was possible to buy goods within the same amount without identification only in online stores registered in Russia. Now this is extended to foreign sites.
According to the new rules, for online purchases in foreign stores for an amount not exceeding 15,000 rubles or its equivalent in foreign currency, you will also not need to go through identification – neither a full one, which involves a personal appearance at a bank branch, nor a simplified one, requiring the provision of passport data and their confirmations.
The law also provides for a number of exceptions. Thus, identification will be required if bank employees suspect money laundering, as well as if the recipient of the transferred funds is an individual or a non-profit organization (except for housing cooperatives, homeowners associations and others).
The law comes into force from the day of its official publication.