Articles by Victoria Kushner



B2B: Are Rules for Bringing Foreign Specialists to Russia Becoming Simpler?

  • 17 September 13
  • Pepeliaev Group, LLC
The amendments mean that the inviting party must guarantee the foreign national they invite with financial and housing assistance.

B2B: Hiring Foreign Specialists: What to Remember About Quotas

  • 10 June 13
  • Pepeliaev Group
Regrettably, even if a company applies under the quota regime, this does not guarantee that it will be successful in obtaining permits.

Hidden Pitfalls in Hiring Highly Qualified Foreign Specialists

  • 04 September 12
  • Pepeliaev Group, LLC
The investment climate in Russia has suffered for years as a result of the undue complexity and bureaucracy faced by the foreign business community when hiring foreigners. However, on July 1, 2010, Russia cut through this red tape. It introduced a simplified procedure for obtaining employment-related migration permits (i.e. a work permit and a work visa) when hiring highly qualified foreign specialists (a "Specialist").

A Chink in the Armor of Migration Rules for Expat Specialists in Russia

  • 23 June 10
  • Baker & McKenzie, Moscow
The foreign business community in Russia has for years found the migration rules governing foreigners working in Russia to be unduly complicated and bureaucratic, and this has substantially spoiled the investment climate in the country. Now, the time has come when change has become inevitable.