Hello all! Today you will learn how to check on the OGRN of the organization on the site of the tax inspectorate. “Check for what?” – you ask. The answer is. Let’s find out information about the organization, what kind of activity it is doing: state, commercial or non-commercial.
First let’s decipher the OGRN. OGRN is the main state registration number of the record on the establishment of a legal entity. Here is a short explanatory note on how to read the OGRN:
All of the above procedure is regulated by the Order of the Ministry of Finance of Russia from 30.10.2017 № 165n (ed. from 29.10.2018) “On Approval of the Order of the Unified State Register of Legal Entities and the Unified State Register of Individual Entrepreneurs. It seems that everything is clear. The following needs to be clarified.
A legal entity can be both a private firm and a state institution. And depending on the first digit of the PSRN we can understand who is who! It seems that everything is also simple. Well, then let’s check a few, so-called state offices. Let’s start with the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation.
Let’s go to the site of the Tax Service of the Russian Federation through QR-code:
And we get an extract from the Unified State Register of Legal Entities of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation:
OGRN begins with 1, which means it is a private commercial company. Vladimir Aleksandrovich Kolokoltsev is a person who has the right to act without a power of attorney on behalf of a legal entity. Let’s look from point 37 of the OKVED types and see that the main one is the activity of the federal bodies of state power, except for the Presidential Representatives and except for the territorial, federal bodies of executive power.
Next, what else does the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation do:
- Clause 39 – Activity of agents in the wholesale trade of a universal assortment of goods
- clauses 41 and 43 – Publication of books
- item 45 – Publication of magazines and periodicals
- Item 49 – Activity in the sphere of sound recording and publication of musical works
In general, if you browse through the .pdf file, you will be amazed at how interesting the narrative of all the other activities of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation is. By the way, an interesting fact: the first date of assignment of OGRN in the extract 16.01.2003. I wonder why only in 2003 the RF MIA became a private company, before that date what kind of organization was the RF MIA?
Let’s check the OGRN of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation on the website of the tax authorities
The OGRN again begins with 1, which means that the RF Ministry of Defense is a private military company. The date of assignment of the OGRN is 27.02.2003. The person entitled to act without a power of attorney on behalf of the legal entity is Shoigu Sergey Kujugetovich. The main activity of the private military company is item 37. Activities related to ensuring military security.
There are no other types of economic activity, but there is interesting information about the licenses obtained. In general, there are enough facts to confirm that the RF Ministry of Defense is not a state institution.
Checking the OGRN of the Ministry of Finance on the website of the tax inspectorate
The OGRN again begins with 1 and this means that the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation is a private commercial company. It has nothing to do with a government agency. Even if the Ministry of Finance performs the functions of a state institution, this does not mean that it is a state company.
The date of assignment of the OGRN is 15.01.2003. The person authorized to act on behalf of the legal entity without a power of attorney is Siluanov Anton Germanovich. Primary activity according to OKVED is Administration of financial activity and taxation. There are no other types of activity according to OKVED.
Let’s check the OGRN of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation on the website of the tax inspectorate
Miracles, indeed! The OGRN of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation also begins with 1. The date of assignment of the OGRN is 14.12.2002. The person entitled to act on behalf of the legal entity is Valery Dmitrievich Zorkin. It has only one type of activity under OKVED: Activities of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation. There are representative offices.
Conclusion: The so-called Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation is a private commercial organization that performs the functions of a state institution. Now the question for all readers: When was the contract signed between the person and the above described private organizations, which imposes the responsibility to execute their decrees, laws, orders, etc.? And that is exactly the kind of contract that was signed. Start thinking with your head now and asking yourself questions.
By the way, do not be lazy and go to the site of the tax office to download an extract from the Unified State Register of Legal Entities of any district or regional court in your city. In all of them you will see the number 1 in the beginning of the USRLE. All the so-called courts in the Russian Federation are private commercial firms. But why they judge Russian citizens is an interesting question. The only thing I can say is that Russian citizens themselves gave them this right, and they do it completely legally. For a hint, watch this video:
Comparison of OGRN from the Unified State Register of Legal Entities of Sberbank and the Ministry of Finance
And so, we have two extracts from the PSRN Sberbank and the Ministry of Finance:
Both private companies have their OGRNs starting with 1:
- Sberbank’s registry number is 1027700132195.
- The Ministry of Finance OGRN – 1037739085636
Both organizations are private companies. Both issue their own directives and circulars. At the Ministry of Finance they are called: Decrees, Orders, and Resolutions. At Sberbank they are: Internal Orders and Instructions. Now a puzzling question: is a person obliged to execute the directives of the Ministry of Finance and the Savings Bank, if he has no contract with these private organizations? You can write your answers in the comments.
But please distinguish between very important legal terms: person, citizen, and individual. The point is that all these words have completely different definitions, which means different responsibilities in the obligations undertaken. And Sberbank has 20 licenses for different types of activities, starting from point 57. Read how many other activities Sberbank conducts besides the main one.
If all ministries and departments in the Russian Federation are private firms, is the Russian government also a private organization? Everyone will give the answer himself, in his head. And the facts say the following. The Russian Government does not have an OGRN and is not registered with the tax authorities like other departments. However the Government of the Russian Federation is registered in the international register of private commercial organizations. It even has a D.U.N.S. – this is a type of OGRN, but the international form.
By the way, even the Russian Pension Fund is registered there:
Here are some more DUNS numbers you can check on upik.de.
By the way, they now have a new domain and design. In addition, now they do not give out such complete information, as in the screenshots. However, you will be able to confirm some information for yourself. I finish the article here. Begin to think with your head!
Good luck to all!