Actual news

Tourists intending to visit Russia for a short-term stay can now apply for Russia eVisas 

The majority of foreign citizens who wish to enjoy a stay in the Russian Federation are required to apply for a visa for Russia, although the type of travel document required will depend on nationality, as well as the purpose and duration of the stay. Tourists intending to visit Russia for a short-term stay can now apply for Russia eVisas, a much faster and more practical way to obtain a Russian travel authorization than the traditional Russian tourist visa.


eVisas allow visitors to apply for their Russian visa entirely online in minutes, from anywhere in the world. Passport copies, online application form, and other documents required for the visa can be submitted online. Currently, eVisas are available for specific Russian regions. In order to visit the regions of the Far East, Kaliningrad, and St Petersburg, it’s no longer necessary to present supporting documentation at a Russian embassy or consulate.




E-visa application form 

Business meeting organized by the AEB Taxation Committee "Development of the Russian Tax System: results of the first half of 2019 and perspectives"

The AEB Taxation Committee is pleased to invite you to its event: “Development of the Russian Tax System: results of the first half of 2019 and perspectives”.


The event will take place on Friday, June 28th, 2019 at 09:00-13:30 (registration starts at 08:30) at PricewaterhouseCoopers premises (10 Butyrskiy Val) and will be followed by a networking reception (13:30-14:30).


The event will highlight recent and upcoming amendments to the Russian Tax Code and various practical matters such as experience of application of article 54.1 of the Russian Tax Code, intra-group transactions taxation, VAT on digital services and other important tax matters and will provide an excellent platform for discussion and exchange of knowledge by professionals. A number of experts will share their expertise and will give recommendations on important tax matters.


The working language of the event is Russian. Simultaneous translation will be provided upon prior request.


For further details, please see the programme of the event.


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Our partner´s CT Executive Search Newsletter "Russia – Recovery or Stagnation?"

Interview: "Sanctions are the main topic for European businesses"

Interview: "Opportunities get out of sight"

Analysis: Sanctions - overview and recommendations


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Article by Tax Practice Consultant from Brand & Partner in "The AEB guide to investing in Ru"

Beneficial ownership concept: how it could affect your business in Russia


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Article by Labour Practice Consultant from Brand & Partner in Trudoviye Spory Magazine

Labour practice consultant Marina Akeeva wrote an article for the January issue of Trudovye Spory Magazine.

The article focuses on the contestation of penalties imposed by immigration authorities. The article examines specific aspects of jurisdiction in disputes with immigration authorities if the company is to be held liable.


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Interview with Thomas Brand in Trudoviye Spory Magazine

The January issue of Trudovye Spory Magazine features an interview with the executive partner of Brand & Partner.

The interview tackles challenging issues in Russian immigration law, as well as the primary differences between Russian and German labour laws.


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LEGAL UPDATE 2018 – New Addenda to the Russian Laws, January 31, 2018, Moscow

The Legal Committee of the Foreign Trade Chamber (AHK) invites lawyers of AHK member entities to its traditional Legal Update seminar. The Committee’s members will dwell on the most important legislative changes of 2018, which will affect almost all market players. The following issues will be discussed:

Strengthening corporate founders’ responsibility

Cancellation of transaction certificates and other important novelties in monetary law

Use of a VPN in Russia: prohibited or not? An overview of the changes in the IT field

Major transactions: control changes

Sanctions policy: a case study for corporate lawyers

The 2018 FIFA World Cup and other hot topics related to foreign employees

Members of the seminar will have the opportunity to listen to Committee experts on these topics as well as others and receive direct answers to any questions that interest them. Participation is free for AHK members.