Business Travel in Russia Fraught With Bureaucratic Pitfalls

The Moscow Times
Tuesday 26th March, 2013

While most Russians wade through a bureaucratic quagmire to get a visa for the European Union or the United States, once they arrive they enjoy almost complete freedom of movement. For those who choose to come to Russia to live and work, however, the bureaucratic challenges really begin to mount when they cross the border. The restrictions on foreigners moving around inside the country are complex and protean. And they are routinely disregarded by employers and the law enforcement agencies responsible for their implementation, according to experts contacted by The Moscow Times. The problems…

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