chapter  9
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The Legal Status of Foreign Employees in Russia

Far more is understood about the difficulties citizens of the former Soviet Union experience in leaving the country than about the complications faced by foreigners who want to stay there, either temporarily or permanently. Perhaps one reason is that until fairly recently the notion of outsiders choosing to live in Russia seemed absurd. This study calls attention to the little-known community of foreigners and their problems historically in the former Soviet Union and currently in Russia.