The Russian government established the rules for the remote sale and delivery of OTC drugs by a resolution of May 16, 2020,

Permits for the implementation of distance trading and delivery will be issued by the Federal Service for Supervision of Healthcare (Roszdravnadzor). The Service is obliged to take a decision within five days after receiving a package of documents from the applicant.

Obtaining permission is possible only if an applicant has the appropriate license to trade in medicines, from the date of issue of which at least one year has passed. It is also mandatory to have a website or a mobile application, own courier service, or an agreement with a company providing such services.

Accepting orders is allowed online or by phone.

The application of the approved rules is monitored by the Ministry of Health.