The Russian national standard development group requested FSC to make a few changes to the standard version 2-1 after its publication on 13 July 2021. The changes in this new version 2-2 of the standard involve changes to the requirements for certification that are the following:

  • Indicator 1.3.4 and Annex F now include new provisions for salvage logging.
  • Glossary definition of Salvage (sanitary) felling has been added.
  • Editorial changes have been made to Indicators 2.5.2, 7.2.1 and 9.3.1.

The effective date of the new standard (FSC-STD-RUS-02.2-2021 EN) is 23 March 2022.

The new national forest stewardship standard of Russia (available only in English) can be found in the FSC Document Centre.

Please send any queries regarding the standard to Nikolay Shmatkov, Director FSC Russia, at


*Photo credit: Julia Burnisheva, FSC Russia; Year: 2021