Russian law intends to prohibit foreign electronic payment services such as Alipay and WeChat to provide services to Russian citizens. If WeChat and Alipay want to operate in the Russian market, they must establish a credit organization in Russia and obtain a transfer permit from the Central Bank of Russia.

Russias RT News quoted RBC television news on 10 July. In December 7th, the Russian State Duma proposed a legal amendment to the state payment system to strengthen control over Russias overseas payment system (MoneyGram, IntelExpress) and electronic payment services (Alipay, WeChat, etc.).
俄罗斯RT新闻引用7月10日RBC的电视新闻。在12月7日,俄罗斯国家杜马起草了一份针对俄罗斯海外支付系统(MoneyGram, IntelExpress)以及电子支付服务(支付宝,微信等)的严格控制的立法修正。

The bill was formulated by Anatoly Aksakov, Chairman of the National Financial Market Commission, and Nicolas Lavlev, First Vice-Chairman of the Budget and Financial Market Commission of the Russian Federation. The bill also requires foreign payment system operators not registered in Russia to open representative offices in Russia and obtain transfer permits from the Russian Central Bank.
该法案由国家金融市场委员会主席Anatoly Aksakov和俄罗斯预算和金融市场委员会第一副主席Nicolas Lavlev起草。法案拟定了没有在俄罗斯注册的国外支付系统要在俄设立代表办公室,要进行资金交易必须得到俄罗斯中央银行的批准。

Under the Act, foreign payment service providers or electronic wallets will be prohibited from providing remittance services to Russians and providing such transfers to Russian banks. Alipay, WeChat and other electronic purses can only be used by foreign customers who are not Russian residents.

In addition, the Bank of Russia will also collect user information from Alipay and WeChat to comply with Russias legislation on money laundering. The Central Bank of Russia will be able to receive documents from banks and electronic wallets or obtain other necessary information.