Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Russia as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’.

Russian Federation: Quarterly salary reports due by 31st July 2020

Companies that employ highly qualified specialists should be aware that 31st July 2020 is the deadline for Q2 salary reports …

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Russian Federation: Rules for granting leave to large families may change

A Bill before the State Duma (Parliament) seeks to extend the right of employees with large families to take annual leave at a time and date convenient to them …

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Russian Federation: Draft law on new remote working rules

The State Duma (Parliament) is currently considering a draft law on “remote work” …

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Russian Federation: Electronic form of education and training documents

An amendment to Federal Law no 164-03 (Art 108) now allows all education and training documents, including qualifications, to be lawfully issued in electronic form (by scanning, or other means) …

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Russian Federation: Free travel for the employees working in the far north

Employees working in the far north of the country are entitled, every 2 years, to be paid a sum covering their holiday travel costs (including baggage) to anywhere in the country (Art …

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Russian Federation: Shortened working hours in “elevated air temperatures”

The federal service for consumer rights and human wellbeing has issued a number of recommendations for those working in “elevated air temperatures” …

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Russian Federation: Extension of temporary stay or permanent residency for foreigners

The validity of immigration documents (including visas, residence permits, and migration registrations) that expired between 15th  March and 15th June 2020 has now been automatically extended until 15th September 2020 …

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Russian Federation: Government to impose extra withholding tax on outbound payments

It will perhaps come as a surprise that the Russian economy depends on an apparently insignificant speck on the map of the eastern Mediterranean …

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Russian Federation: Experiment to use mobile app instead of Russian passport proposed in Moscow

An experiment is to be made between the 1st of July 2020 and the 31st of December 2021 amongst Moscow citizens, which involves the replacement of their passport with a mobile App …

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Russian Federation: Dismiss employees via the Internet

A new experimental law has come into force to allow around 80 selected employers to lawfully conclude labour agreements and dismiss employees via the Internet …

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Russian Federation: Putin signs law on 3-year multi-visa for residents of advance development territories

In the far east of Russia, in the vicinity of Vladivostok, there is an advanced development territory (ADT) …

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Russian Federation: Visas for foreigners to be extended by 90 days due to COVID-19

Short-term visas held by foreigners currently in Russia may now be extended by 90 days, regardless of the purpose of their visit …

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Russian Federation: Extended deadline for holding shareholders’ meetings

The State Duma (Parliament) has introduced a special order allowing company annual general meetings to review 2019 annual reports and accounts to be postponed until the 30th of September 2020 …

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Russian Federation: Is Russia underreporting its coronavirus figures?

Although Russia claims it has a relatively low level of deaths due to COVID-19, it is clearly underreporting both the number of cases and mortalities …

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Russian Federation: Students to become eligible for work permit exemption

An amendment to the federal law regarding the legal status of foreign students of state-accredited Russian Universities has recently been passed by the Duma (Parliament) …

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