Under the Russia legislation, foreign investment implies all types of property and intellectual assets invested in objects of entrepreneurial and other activities by foreign businessmen for purposes of profit. Greenfield and renovated capital funds and circulating assets in all economic areas, securities, property rights and etc. are regarded as investment objects. This part of the article covers issues of commercial and lending institutions with foreign investment, procedure of their registration, and lists relevant documents. The article also analyses the importance of the adequate legal regulation under Federal law no. 160-FZ of 9 July, 1999 on foreign investment in the Russian Federation and other federal laws, legal enactments and international agreements of the Russian Federation.