Finding a job in Russia

In the last decade the Russian economy has been strengthening and international companies dealing in development, retail, finance, teaching and construction have begun popping up in the vast nation.

Despite this there are relatively few jobs open to foreign nationals and a working knowledge of Russian is usually a prerequisite for anyone hoping to work for a local employer.

Common jobs open to foreigners include working for an international company or seeking employment as a translator, editor or freelancer. Native English speaking teachers are also in high demand in language schools.

Non Russian nationals wanting to work in Russia usually have to be offered a position and then acquire a work permit via their employer. Whilst it is possible to apply for an entry visa and then seek work once in Russia it’s important to bear in mind that the processes involved in securing work permits/visas can take several months.