Recent news

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

Russian Federation: Validity of migration documents extended

The Ministry of Internal Affairs has confirmed that several types of migration documents, i …

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Russian Federation: Japan fully suspends visa-free travel programs with Russia this year due to coronavirus

All annual visa-free visits between Japanese Prefectures and the Southern Kuril Islands in Russia have been suspended this year due to the coronavirus pandemic …

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Russian Federation: Law on electronic single entry visas to Russia

Previously, the Russian government has offered e-visas for visitors allowing them to visit a small number of specified areas i …

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Russian Federation: New rules for issuing severance pay in case of dismissals

New rules regarding severance pay arising from liquidation or redundancy come into force on 13th August 2020 …

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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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