Political Campaigning Rules

Equality in media coverage of the political parties is ensured by Federal Law No. 95-FZ as of May 12, 2009 On Guarantees of Equal Coverage of Parliamentary Parties’ Activities by State Public Broadcasting Companies. In accordance with Article 5, Item 4 of the above law, the CEC of Russia forms a Working Group to determine the results of accounting of the airtime used within a calendar month to cover the activity of the parliamentary parties. The results of the accounting are considered and approved at the regular sessions of the CEC of Russia.