Previous designations of Competent Authorities and/or changes to such designations:

11 May 1992
Central Authority:
1. The Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation shall certify originals of documents of organisations and institutions directly subordinate to the Ministry of Justice;
2. Ministries of Justice of the republics within the Russian Federation and judicial bodies of the administration of krais, regions and autonomous formations as well as of the towns of Moscow and St.-Petersburg shall certify documents of judicial bodies subordinate to them and institutions and corresponding bodies of law of the republic, krai, region, district or town;
3. Republican registry offices of the republics within the Russian Federation, central registry offices of krais, regions and districts as well as of the towns of Moscow and St.-Petersburg shall certify certificates of civil status of the abovementioned bodies or registry offices subordinate to them;
4. The Department of documentary and reference work of the Archives Committee of the Russian Federation shall certify documents issued by the central state archives of Russia.
5. Archives bodies of autonomous formations and archives departments of krais and regions shall certify documents issued by archives subordinate to them.
6. The Department of Procurator General's Office of, the Russian Federation shall certify documents made through the channels of the bodies of prosecution.

10 August 2005
1. The General Prosecutor's Office of the Russian Federation;
2. The Ministry for Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation;
3. The Federal Registration Service (Rosregistratsia) and its territorial bodies in subjects of the Russian Federation;
4. The Register Offices of the executive bodies in subjects of the Russian Federation;
5. The Federal Supervision Service for Education and Science;
6. The Federal Archives Agency and the authorised bodies for archives of the executive power in subjects of the Russian Federation.

5 August 2008
(additional information)
For the purposes of Article 6 of the Convention the Russian Side declares that, alongside with the competent authorities declared earlier by the Russian Side, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation is the authority competent to issue the Certificate (Apostille), referred to in Article 3 of the Convention, on official archive documents on military service (employment) in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, the Armed Forces of the USSR and the Joint Armed Forces of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), issued in the Russian Federation.

28 November 2008
(modification)
For the purposes of Article 6 of the Convention the Russian Side declares that it excludes the Federal Registration Service of the Russian Federation and its territorial bodies from the list earlier declared by the Russian Side specifying the competent authorities competent to issue the Certificate (Apostille), referred to in Article 3 of the Convention, on official documents to be produced abroad.
This authority of the Federal Registration Service of the Russian Federation and its territorial bodies is conferred on the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation and its territorial directorates.

28 December 2009
(additional information)
For the purposes of Article 6 of the Convention the Russian Side declares that in addition to the area of competence of the Federal Supervision Service for Education and Science, declared earlier by the Russian Side, the Service has the authority to issue the Certificate (Apostille) on the academic degrees and titles granted according to state sample.

11 May 2011
For the purposes of Article 6 of the Convention the Russian Side declares that the authority to issue the Certificate (Apostille) on diplomas, certificates of academic degrees and titles issued in the Russian Federation in accordance with the state-approved forms, which was previously performed by the Federal Supervision Service for Education and Science has been transmitted to the executive bodies of constituent entities ("federal subjects") of the Russian Federation.