The Federal State Statistics Service recently adopted the Administrative Rulings according to which the annual balance sheets of the companies are now available to all interested parties. According to these Rulings any legal entity or individual may file a respective request for annual financial (accounting) reports (except for information protected by law) of any company with the territorial bodies of the state statistics via mail or internet. The request should be processed by these state bodies within 14 days. In case the request is filed personally it should be processed immediately. The service is provided free of charge.