How to Learn Russian Effectively From the Start

Russian is a notoriously difficult language to learn, or so you’ve heard. It might come as a surprise, but Russian, if the right approach is taken, is not that hard of a language to learn. Let me explain why. For English speakers especially, the Cyrillic alphabet seems daunting, but it’s not. I promise. If you […]

Got a Remote Job? How to Live in Russia and Work Remotely

Anything is possible in Russia, as they say, but the more important question is whether it’s plausible. There are some things not worth getting involved in simply because of all the workarounds or loopholes, but working in Russia remotely, fortunately, is not one of them. Yes, it is plausible to work remotely from Russia. Yes, […]

135 Professions: Fast-Track to Russian Residence Permit & Russian Citizenship

Lo and behold the list of professions that open the doors to foreigners looking to get a Russian residence permit after just 6 months of living and working in Russia. Even better yet, foreigners can get Russian citizenship 6 months after getting residency in Russia significantly cutting down the wait time to just one year.  […]

80 Jobs that Can Get you a Russian Work Visa

80 Jobs that Can Get you a Russian Work Visa

From ballet to engineer to director. Russia has recently updated the list of professions for which you can get a work visa to Russia with minimal salary requirements. This means that there are more opportunities to get a work visa through these professions but there are a couple downsides compared to other employment visas.  For […]

How Running a Business in Russia & Hiring Foreigners Saves you Big Money

How Running a Business in Russia & Hiring Foreigners Can Save you Big

Moving to a foreign country whose language you don’t speak can be overwhelming and daunting even for daily tasks. Setting up and running a business in a different country is infinitely more challenging. There’s the bureaucracy to push through, legal formalities, cultural differences when hiring personnel and seemingly countless other details to nail down. But […]

4 Simple Ways to Start a Business in Russia & Get a Work Visa

4 Simple Ways to Start a Business in Russia & Get a Work Visa

“Do not let what you cannot do, interfere with what you CAN do.” – John Wooden Work with what you have. Don’t try and reinvent the wheel. The tried and true advice that we dread to hear, but, often to our dismay, it turns out to rarely fail us.  The truth is, we often hope for […]

How to lower your tax rate by moving your business to Russia

How to lower your tax rate

Although Russia does have a very low flat income tax rate compared to many other countries, especially in Western Europe, companies in Russia do get hit with high rates when making social contributions for their employees as a whole. However, there is one area in which Russian companies can save big amounts of money when […]

Why you should open a business in Russia (not only for self-employed)

start a business in Russia

Do you know the saying, “One man’s loss is another man’s gain?” I feel it is awfully applicable to the current situation in Russia with a severely devalued Russian ruble, continued sanctions and falling oil prices. While many may be losing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, it certainly doesn’t mean you cannot gain […]