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The Russian Federation is a federal semi-presidential republic. It is the 11th largest economy in the world. It comprises 85 "subjects of the federation" grouped into seven federal districts which are administered by a Presidential appointee. Russia has a developing legal services market with Moscow at its centre.

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How to practise in Russia

19 September 2014By Julie Mamou

Find out all you need to know about practising in Russia

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Focus on Russia: Challenges and Opportunities

25 June 2018

Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.  Oliver Napoleon Hill, an American Writer (1883-1970)


English Law Week 2017: The Law - a noble profession or just business?

19 October 2017

The Law Society in partnership with the Bar Council of England and Wales organised the fourth English Law Week event in Moscow and St Petersburg  from 20 to 23 November 2017.

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Interview: Legal business in the CIS region

6 September 2017

Interview with Ben Wells, Solicitor at Shepherd and Wetherburn 

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English Law Day Forum in Almaty 2017

5 April 2017

The Law Society in partnership with the Kazakhstan Bar Association and the British-Kazakh Law Assciation organised English Law Day in Almaty. Read more.

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Russian Law Week 2018: Legal Dialogue Без границ

14 September 2018

Following the success of the fourth Russian Law Week conference in London and English Law Week 2017 in Moscow and St Petersburg,  the Law Society and the Bar Council in partnership with the Federal Chamber of Lawyers of the Russian Federation, the Moscow Chamber of Advocates, the St Petersburg Chamber of Advocates, the British Russian Law Association, and the Anglo-Russian Law Association are organising the fifth Russian Law Week conference in London from 12 to 14 November 2018.  Russian ...


Attend the IBA Europe-Caucasus-Asia (ECA) Forum 2017

9 February 2016

The IBA Europe-Caucasus-Asia Forum will take place in London from 6 to 8 September 2017. 

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Your contacts for this region are Chika Muorah and Katharina Kirchberger


International Policy Adviser: CIS

Katharina Kirchberger

International Policy Assistant: Europe and CIS