In Russia, mediation, treated as a method of resolving disputes, is a new solution. Therefore, there is no extensive experience with its use. In 2008, during the All-Russian Congress of Judges, it was decided that it would reduce the workload of judges and thus increase the efficiency and quality of the justice system. This idea was welcomed by Dmitry Medvedev, who submitted two draft laws, which were then adopted in July 2010 and entered into force on January 1, 2011.
Mediation is treated as a complement to judicial resolution of family conflicts. Is considered particularly important, the conflict astronomer allows them to discuss their problems. The ability to protect the well-being of children in the event of family breakdown is considered a major advantage. It allows for cooperation between parents, as well as a more flexible consideration of the views of parents and, in some cases, also of children.