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 Amendments to Federal Law on the Legal Status of Foreign Citizens in the Russian Federation. It introduces the requirement foreign citizens who apply for a residence permit, a work permit or a patent to prove with documents their knowledge of the Russian language, history and basic legislation of the Russian Federation. Highly qualified professionals are excluded from these obligations.