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Russia's Legislation on Access to Information: Current State and Development Perspectives

Russian Law: theory and practice. 2019. No. 1. P. 47-65.
Maskaeva I.

The author analyzes a current state of the Russian legislation which concretizes regulations of international law and the Constitution of Russia about the right to seek and receive information, finds problems of legal regulation of this right and specifies the perspective directions of development of the Russian information legislation. The author analyzes this legislation, its system communications and a ratio between legal acts.

The constitutional guarantees of the right to seek and receive information and rules of special legal acts are considered in logical sequence.

The author pays special attention to gaps and collisions which are obstacles for implementation of the right to look for and receive information. Difficulties exist on such questions as obligation of provision of information on request, protection of the state, office and protected by the law other secret, non-paid nature of access to information, differentiation of adjacent legislative regulation, a discretion by provision of information.

The author researches the constitutional acts of official interpretation of the most difficult questions of implementation of the right to seek and receive information and formulates provisions for completion of gaps and overcoming of contradictions of the legislation.