Article 3. Civil legislation and other acts containing norms of civil law.

1. In accordance with the Constitution of the Russian Federation, civil law is administered by the Russian Federation. 2. Civil legislation consists of this Code and other federal laws adopted in accordance with it (hereinafter referred to as laws) governing the relations specified in clauses 1 and 2 of Article 2 of this Code. The rules of civil law contained in other laws must comply with this Code. 3. The relations specified in clauses 1 and 2 of Article 2 of this Code may also be regulated by decrees of the President of the Russian Federation, which should not contradict this Code and other laws. 4. On the basis of and in pursuance of this Code and other laws, decrees of the President of the Russian Federation, the Government of the Russian Federation shall have the right to adopt resolutions containing norms of civil law. 5. In the event of a conflict with the decree of the President of the Russian Federation or a resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation to this Code or another law, this Code or the relevant law shall apply. 6. The validity and application of the norms of civil law contained in decrees of the President of the Russian Federation and resolutions of the Government of the Russian Federation (hereinafter referred to as other legal acts) are determined by the rules of this chapter. 7. Ministries and other federal bodies of executive power may issue acts containing norms of civil law in the cases and to the extent provided for by this Code, other laws and other legal acts.

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References to other articles of chapter 1. Civil law:
Article 1. Basic principles of civil law.
Article 2. Relations regulated by civil law.
Article 4. The effect of civil law in time.
Article 5. The customs of business turnover.
Article 6. Application of civil law by analogy.
Article 7. Civil law and international law.