Russia is a civil law jurisdiction. The statutory law is the only source of law in this country. Family law is predominantly regulated by federal statutes, the most significant of them being:
The Plenum of the Supreme Court of Russia has adopted a number of important resolutions covering family law issues providing important guiding to courts and legal practitioners.
International treaties and conventions play the fundamental role in Russia’s legal system and upon ratification they become an inherent part of it.
Some of the key family law instruments are available in English and Russian for your convenience. Please note that family legislation is rapidly developing and the following acts may have been amended since publication.