ANNOUNCEMENT 21 Apr 2014In April 2014, the government of the Russian Federation announced a change for the labour market access of foreign workers.
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On 21 April 2014, President Vladimir Putin signed Federal Law "On Amending Article 56 of the Air Code of the Russian Federation and Article 14 of the Federal Law "On the Legal Status of Foreign Citizens in the Russian Federation". It introduces the possibility of foreign citizens being hired as a flight crew, including as a flight commanders, on board of a civil aircraft of a Russian legal entity or an individual entrepreneur who carries out commercial air transportation services. The law has the stated aim of eliminating staff shortages in the local civil aircraft transportation industry.