As mentioned by an anonymous government official, a draft version of the bill proposed by the Russian Patent and Trademark Office is currently discussed by the federal government.
Particularly, the RUPTO is referring to the foreign patent and trademark state fee practices. Due to the devaluation, these fees have become the lowest compared to other member countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), which regulate them based on the market US dollar exchange rate. Thus, for example, patent application filing in Russia costs only 1650 roubles (~$25) in state fees, while in Kazakhstan and Belarus the corresponding state fee amount equals 4000 roubles (~$60) and 3000 roubles (~$45), respectively.
New Russian patent and trademark state fee amounts are proposed to be set according to the minimal respective amounts among other EEU countries; at the same time, certain types of legal entities and private individuals will be granted a wider range of privileges, including, in some cases, zero state fee amounts.