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Russia eases entry for foreign top managers

world Updated: Aug 14, 2009 16:11 IST

Russia plans to ease entry rules for foreign experts to help domestic economy recover from global financial crisis.

The Federal Migration Service (FMS) on Thursday said it is introducing "specific terms" for foreign managers and hopes the counterparts will follow suit.

"The talks is about employees of foreign companies that invest into the Russian state," FMS Deputy Director Yekaterina Yegorova said, adding "we are creating comfortable conditions for their entry into Russia."

Employment quotas will be lifted for top managers and entry formalities will be easy and quick, she said.

Yegorova said a special center will appear in Moscow shortly to deal with foreign employees.

She said Russia hopes foreign countries will follow suit. "Our businessmen also go abroad and we would like to have comfortable conditions created also for them," Yegorova said, adding FMS cooperates with the US Trade Chamber, the European Business Association and the Indian Trade Alliance.