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Labour market access
On 7 December 2015 the Russian Government approved Decree No. 1327. It allows regional authorities to introduce a ban on recruitment of foreigners who work on the basis of patents.
This new rule in practice affects almost all foreign workers because:
Note: A patent in this case should be understood as a "work permit" and not in its traditional sense related to intellectual property law:
"a document confirming '...' the right of a foreign citizen who has arrived into the Russian Federation in a manner not requiring a visa '...' to temporary employment on the territory of the Russian Federation" (Federal Law 357-FZ).
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