Federal Law No. 354-FZ amending some legislative acts. | Land Portal

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This Federal Law establishes new grounds and procedures for compulsory termination, as well as the specific features of acquiring, rights to plots of agricultural land. A land plot may be expropriated from the owner in a judicial procedure if it has not been used for 3 or more years to perform agricultural or other activities related to agricultural production. This time period does not include the time required for the development of the site, as well as the time during which it could not be used for its intended purpose because of natural disasters or in the presence of other circumstances that exclude such use. The site is also withdrawn if it is used with violations of the legislation of the Russian Federation, which resulted in a significant decrease in the soil fertility of agricultural land or caused damage to the environment. A plot cannot be expropriated if it is a subject of a mortgage or a bankruptcy case has been initiated against its owner. The legal regime of plots of agricultural land has been clarified. For example, such plots located within the boundaries of rural settlements or at a distance of no more than 30 kilometers from their borders cannot be used for purposes not related to agriculture. Sites of agricultural land that are state or municipal property are leased for a period of up to five years to peasant farms, agricultural organizations participating in state support programs in the field of agricultural development, for agricultural production or other activities related to agricultural production, without bidding. The Code of the Russian Federation on Administrative Offenses is amended to clarify the rules that establish administrative responsibility for the non-use of agricultural land for its intended use or its use in violation of Russian legislation.

Amends: Land Code (No. 136-FZ of 2001). (2001-10-25)
Amends: Federal Law No. 101-FZ on turnover of agricultural land. (2003-07-07)
Amends: Federal Law No. 218-FZ “On state registration of immovable property”. (2015-07-13)

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Founded in the 12th century, the Principality of Muscovy was able to emerge from over 200 years of Mongol domination (13th-15th centuries) and to gradually conquer and absorb surrounding principalities. In the early 17th century, a new ROMANOV Dynasty continued this policy of expansion across Siberia to the Pacific. Under PETER I (ruled 1682-1725), hegemony was extended to the Baltic Sea and the country was renamed the Russian Empire. During the 19th century, more territorial acquisitions were made in Europe and Asia.

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