Remote’s guide to employing in

Russia
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Whether you want to hire one person or a whole team, Remote's guide to hiring employees and contractors in Russia can help you get started. Note that Remote's employer of record services are not yet live in Russia.

  • Capital City

    Moscow

  • Currency

    Russian ruble (₽, RUB)

  • Languages

    Russian

  • Population size

    14,67,48,590

Services available in this country:
Not available
St basil's cathedral in moscow.

Facts & Stats

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  • Capital City

    Moscow

  • Currency

    Russian ruble (₽, RUB)

  • Languages

    Russian

  • Population size

    14,67,48,590

  • Ease of doing business

    Very easy

  • Cost of living index

    33.17 (2021)

  • Payroll frequency

    Bi-Monthly

  • VAT - standard rate

    20%

  • GDP - real growth rate

    1.3 (2019)

Grow your team in Russia with Remote

Note that Remote does not have active plans to launch operations in Russia due to challenging local market conditions and regulations. We are working hard to extend our Employer of Record coverage around the world and we can help you pay contractors and employees with full legal compliance in many nearby countries.

To employ in Russia, companies must own a local legal entity in the country or work with a global employment solution. Developing the processes required to manage payroll, benefits, taxes, and onboarding in countries like Russia can get complicated fast, especially without localised expertise.

In the countries where we do offer our EOR services, Remote takes on the responsibility and legal risks of international employment so you can focus on hiring great talent and growing your business.

Risks of misclassification

Russia, like many other countries, treats self-employed individuals or contractors and full-time employees differently. Misclassification of contractors in Russia may lead to fines and penalties for the offending company.

Competitive benefits package in Russia

At Remote, we’re obsessed with helping you craft the best possible employee experience for your team. We are leading the way in practising “fair equity”, which means making sure employees everywhere have access to both the required and supplemental benefits they need to thrive (and that will allow you to attract the best local talent).

We have no active plans to operate in Russia but our benefits packages for all of the countries we support are tailored to fulfil the local needs of your employees. Typically, our packages contain some or all of the following benefits:

  • Health Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Mental Health Support

  • Pension or 401(K)

  • Life and Disability Insurance