Russian social entrepreneurship matches its Western peers in terms of innovative potential and social value. The difference lies in the scale and, most importantly, the dissimilarity of the Russian social and institutional environment. In the last five years, we have seen improved social business projects and their successful roll-out all around the country. Is it already time to draft and adopt a separate law on social entrepreneurship? Does the existing infrastructure for supporting and developing social entrepreneurship and innovation meet modern requirements? How can information support for new projects be ensured?