Russia

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Is selling sex criminalised?: 

It is illegal to sell sex in any context under the code of administrative offences.

Is buying sex criminalised?: 

No

Is organising/managing criminalised?: 

It is illegal to organise/manage in any context. Living on the earnings, brothel-keeping and organising 'prostitution' are criminalised under Criminal Code.

Is there mandatory HIV/STI testing?: 

Not in law but reports that police and health workers work together to conduct forced testing at times.

Is there mandatory registration?: 

No

Is sex work recognised as work?: 

No

Is sex work decriminalised with limited regulation?: 

No

Sources/further reading: 

SWAN, Sex Work Legal Frameworks in Central -Eastern Europe and Central Asia, https://www.nswp.org/resource/swan-sex-work-legal-frameworks-central-eastern-europe-central-asia-ceeca Sexual Rights Initiative Database, available at https://sexualrightsdatabase.org/page/welcome Code of Administrative Offences - http://www.wipo.int/edocs/lexdocs/laws/en/ru/ru073en.pdf Criminal Code - http://www.wipo.int/edocs/lexdocs/laws/en/ru/ru080en.pdf

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