Consular legalization is one of the ways of legalization of documents for foreign trade. Similar to an apostille. Unlike the apostille is used for document management with organizations originating from countries not party to the Hague Convention abolishing the requirement of legalization for foreign public documents signed on 5 October 1961. Compared with apostille is a more complicated bilateral procedure.
Consular legalization is a complex multistep procedure seeks to confirm that the outbound document is sent abroad consistent with the laws of the country state bodies which have issued or have drafted the document. Legalization is phased certification of the signature of the official and seal of the organization to which this official in accordance with the structure of the administrative apparatus. So every Russian document must be legalized