Working in Russia

Employed in Russia or looking for a job?

For many people a move to Russia is often triggered by a new job or career move, while others relocate to the country to accompany family members who are taking up a new position.

Regardless of the reason for the move, it’s useful to understand what’s involved in looking for work, work permit rules, types of job contract, and other regulations that are important in Russia.

To work in Russia, most foreigners require some kind of work permit or visa. Options and procedures are detailed in this section. Employment customs and practices specific to Russia are also covered, including information on contracts, benefits and entitlements, and holidays, and there are sections on finding work and coping with unemployment. Browse the pages listed on the left to find out more.