The legal regulation of foreign investment in Russia is carried out in accordance with the Statute of the Russian Federation dated July 4, 1991, entitled, "Concerning Foreign Investment in the Russia Federation and in accordance with several other basic laws. The statute prescribes the concept of foreign investment and the forms in which it may take effect, the procedure for the creation, operation and liquidation of foreign investment business enterprises, the procedure for the acquisition by foreign investors of ownership shares in the enterprise, its stock or other securities, the procedure for the acquisition by the foreign investor of the right to use real property and other property rights, the procedure for effecting foreign investment in free trade zones, and several other rules and regulations. Included in the notion of foreign investment are "all types of commercial and intellectual property invested by the foreign investor with the goal of achieving profits."
Vladimir F. Popondopulo,
The Legal Regulation of Foreign Investment in Russia,
42 Clev. St. L. Rev.
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