Starting from the 30th of August the transfer process for .ru and .рф domains are changing. The registry will allow automated transfers via authorization code (or EPP code) as is done for most TLDs. Transfer operations will not require domain owners to provide any documents to prove ownership of the domain. Even though transfer will not be immediate, it will be completed within 5 days requiring the current domain owner confirmation via link in the e-mail sent by the current registrar. The transfer of the domains will now have the same price as new registrations or renewals. Successful domain transfers will have no effect on the expiration date of the domain. We are going to support the new transfer process immediately after the change is effective on 30th of August 2016.