The Federal Law regulates participation of athletes that do not have the right to play for Russian national teams (foreign players) in international and national sports competitions in team sports.
The law clarifies restrictions on foreign players’ participation in these competitions and lists the international and national sports events concerned by these provisions. Restrictions on foreign players’ participation in competitions are set for each type of team sport, taking into consideration the sport’s particularities.
The law also stipulates that physical fitness and sports organisations operating in Russia and national sports federations are entitled to take on foreign citizens or stateless persons as highly qualified specialists in physical fitness and sport. The list of posts such specialists can hold is approved by the federal executive body responsible for physical fitness and sport.