Is Binary Options Legal and Regulated in Russia?
From the information we have gathered up until now for our website, we have not found any evidence of binary options brokerages being regulated in Russia. From our understanding the Bank Of Russia (CBR) is the regulator in the online trading arenas in Russia. Although we have not found any evidence of regulated binary options brokers in the Russian Federation, there are in fact a number of Regulated Forex brokerages (both in institutional and retail arenas) that may be passporting their official licensed and regulated Russian trading authorizations to their secondary binary options brokerages and websites.
Has the CBR (Central Bank of Russia) Made any Announcements about Binary Options?
Russia announced last year (in 2015) that they would be “Enacting a FX Broker License Regime” in January 2016. The CBR as of yet has not announced any similar regulation regime about binary options and has not denounced the binary options trading markets or banned them. Last year LeapRate.com reported that “Bank of Russia is planning to check the operations of binary options brokers amid suspicions that they are indeed offering gambling services“.
Are Binary Options Banned in Russia? Binary Options Russia Regulation
The Russian regulator has not posted any warnings or official information to the public regarding their agenda for regulation of binary options operations. There is no binary options ban in Russia and there are no official binary options brokers regulated by the Bank of Russia as of yet that we know of.