"State Enterprise 'State Communication Inspectorate' was founded in 1993. Until 1999 it was called 'State Radiofrequencies Inspectorate'. 'State Communication Inspectorate' is a self-supporting state enterprise. SE 'SCI' deals with administrative transgressions in the field of communication, manages the radiofrequency specter, carries out tests in the field of communication, and certifies the products in the field of communication, informatics and post."
"Сотовики расплатятся за радиочастоты" (New fees for using radio), Internet Press Gazette, 13 January 2005, in Russian: starting in 2006, all users of the spectrum, government agencies as well as businesses, will have to pay for the use of radio frequencies. This is a provision of the Law on Telecommunication and there will be no exceptions, though the military will have certain advantages. An initial fee for assignment will be followed by annual usage fees.