Records of actual (past) national government spending at a detailed transactional level; A database of contracts awarded or similar will not considered sufficient. This data category refers to detailed ongoing data on actual expenditure. Data submitted in this category should meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Individual record of transactions.
  • Date of the transactions
  • Government office which had the transaction
  • Name of vendor
  • amount of the transaction
  • Update on a monthly basis

Data Location


Brief Description: Russia has special official web portal for government procurement (spending) information This portal provides technical opportunity for use and reuse procurement data in machine-readable formats. But there is some lack of legal support. According to Russian legislation, spending data (state procurement information) is available to the public (Article 16 of the Federal Law № 94-FZ of 21.07.2005, Order of the Federal Ministry of Economic Development and the Treasury from December 11, 2010 number 646/21n). Also according to the Russian FOI law procurement data in the type of special information category - information about government bodies activity. This information is as a general rule public by default. Form the other hand, there is a lack of direct reference to the licensing regime and copyright sing on the Step by step explanation

  1. Does the data exist? Yes, all procurement data disclosed as machine readable data via and as HTML via 2. Is data in digital form? Yes, data available via website and FTP and has digital form. 3. Publicly available? Yes, this data is publicly available. We don't need FOI request to get it. 4. Is the data available for free? Yes, this data is available for free. No payment is required. 5. Is the data available online? Yes. Data available at 6. Is the data machine readable? Yes, data is downloadable as XML files from and as CSV files from search engine of 7. Available in bulk? Yes, data is downloadable as XML files 8. Openly licensed? No, this data us public domain data but no open license available. 9. Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Yes, this information updated frequently, on hourly basis. Ivan Pavlov: Ivan Pavlov: we consider the Russian Budget Spending Information as open licensed, taking into the account Russian Legislation provisions. According to the Civil Сode of Russia (Article 1259), official government documents including laws, other legal texts, judicial decisions, other materials of legislative, administrative and judicial character are not objects of copyright. Also according to the Russian FOI law (Article 1), information about the activities of government bodies and bodies of local self-government is information (including documentation), established within government bodies, their territorial bodies, local authorities or institutions subordinate to the state authorities, local self-government (hereinafter - organizations subordinated to it), or received by the mentioned bodies and organizations. Information on the activities of government bodies and bodies of local self-government also includes laws and other normative legal acts concerning information on the activities of bodies of local self-government – municipal legal acts defining structure, competence, formation and operating procedures of the above-specified bodies and organizations, and other information concerning their activity. Thus, according to the current Russian legislation, there are no legal restrictions on use, reuse or redistribute Budget Spending Information.

Data Availability

  • N Openly licensed
  • Y Is the data available for free
  • Y Is the data machine readable
  • Y Available in bulk
  • Y Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis
  • Y Is data in digital form
  • Y Publicly available
  • Y Does the data exist
  • Y Is the data available online
  • Yes
  • No
  • Unsure
  • No data


Date the data became available   2005
Format of data   XML
Reviewer   anonymous
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Thu Oct 10 2013 18:05:45 GMT+0000 (UTC)