Articles: 15

Comme l'Union des Républiques socialistes soviétiques n'existe plus et comme la Fédération de Russie continue d'exercer les droits et de remplir les obligations découlant des accords internationaux signés par l'Union des Républiques socialistes soviétiques, comme il ressort de la déclaration contenue dans sa note du 13 janvier 1992 adressée aux Chefs des Représentations diplomatiques à Moscou (voir ci-dessous), le dépositaire a demandé à la Fédération de Russie de lui confirmer si cette déclaration s'applique bien à la présente Convention et, dans l'affirmative, de lui faire connaître les modifications à apporter à la notification faite par l'Union soviétique le 4 septembre 1991.

Déclaration de la Fédération de Russie:

"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation presents its compliments to the Heads of Diplomatic Representations in Moscow and has the honour to request them to inform their Governments about the following.
The Russian Federation continues to perform the rights and fulfil the obligations following from the international agreements signed by the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics.
Accordingly the Government of the Russian Federation shall perform the functions of a depository in conformity with the corresponding multilateral agreements instead of the Government of the USSR.
Therefore, the Ministry kindly requests to consider the Russian Federation as a Party to all international agreements in force instead of the USSR.
The Ministry avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the Heads of Diplomatic Representations the assurances of its highest consideration.
Moscow, January 13, 1992."

Veuillez cliquer ici pour lire la Notification conformément à l'article 15 de la Convention du dépositaire, en date du 15 mai 1992.

Information additionnelle (5-08-2008)
En vertu de l'article 6 de la Convention, l'État partie russe désigne, outre les autorités compétentes déjà mentionnées, le ministère de la Défense de la Fédération de Russie comme l'autorité compétente pour délivrer l'apostille prévue à l'article 3 de la Convention pour les documents d'archive officiels relatifs au service (emploi) dans les forces armées de la Fédération de Russie, les forces armées de l'URSS et les forces armées unifiées de la Communauté des États indépendants (CEI), délivrés dans la Fédération de Russie.

Unofficial translation

Statement on the Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents

"Reaffirming its firm commitment to respect and fully comply with generally recognised principles and rules of international law, the Russian Federation, with reference to the declaration of Ukraine of 16 October 2015 regarding the Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, states the following.
The Russian Federation rejects to the above mentioned declaration of Ukraine and states that it cannot be taken into consideration as it is based on a bad faith and incorrect presentation and interpretation of facts and law.
The declaration of Ukraine regarding "certain districts of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts of Ukraine" cannot serve as a justification for non-compliance with its obligations, disregard for humanitarian considerations, refusal or failure to take necessary measures to find practical solutions for issues that have a very serious and direct impact on the ability of residents of those regions to exercise their fundamental rights and freedoms provided for by international law.
The declaration of independence of the Republic of Crimea and its voluntary accession to the Russian Federation are the result of a direct and free expression of will by the people of Crimea in accordance with democratic principles, a legitimate form of exercising their right to self-determination given an aided from abroad violent coup d'état in Ukraine which caused rampant radical nationalist elements not hesitating to use terror, intimidation and harassment against both its political opponents and the population of entire regions of Ukraine.
The Russian Federation rejects any attempts to call into question an objective status of the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol as constituent entities of the Russian Federation, the territories of which are an integral part of the territory of the Russian Federation under its full sovereignty. Thus, the Russian Federation reaffirms that it fully complies with its international obligations under the Convention in relation to this part of its territory".