Although many insist on saying otherwise, Russia is adopting an attitude of openness to the world and unprecedented social development.
The Soviet era is increasingly behind in time and with each passing year we live in this country we realize that Russia is moving forward in all aspects, despite the great external difficulties imposed on it.
In the 2018 year, the Russian Soccer World Cup helped open the eyes and minds of many people who still thought that bears were playing on the streets of Moscow playing the accordion.
People simply fell in love with the country and the cameras of the Anti-Russia media They did not know where to aim to not show the beauty and greatness of this territory.
Russia is a Great World Power, a cutting-edge country, with a European-level lifestyle and a safe country that provides many opportunities for foreigners.
Well, is there work in Russia?
As always this general question depends on many factors and perspectives to take into account, but at the outset I already tell you that if you are someone young who has invested his youth in high level studies or you are in that process, Russia has the doors open for her house for you from today.
Russia is a leading country in the world of technology, to the point that we could describe it as a hyper-technological country, ensuring without shivering that most countries in the world can only dream to match their level.
All this means that if you are a engineer, computer scientist, scientist, doctor, biologist, chemist, programmer, technological developer, pioneer in a modern and innovative project etc. Not only do you have the possibility of working here, but they will surely come looking for you to do it.
So keep your eyes wide open and suitcases half prepared because Any day you travel to Mother Russia.
In short, people who have a high qualification and are in some way essential, enter through the large and direct door of Russia, still not knowing the Russian language. It is the prize that you have to invest in university studies. For all of them there is a lot of work and job offers in Russia.
And for those who do not have a high qualification, we are not so young and we are not so essential in a work sense, is there work in Russia?
Obviously yes there is work for many people in Russia, and as always depends on your goals, contacts, luck, enthusiasm, will, projects, ideas, skills with the Russian language and personal charismatic factors that do not depend on what you put in a diploma. All this can even have more value than certain studies, even university. For example, I do not consider myself VERY highly qualified and much less essential. And here I live, in the city of Moscow. So math is easy and demagogic. If I can, you can.
Regardless of what is paid in each job, in Russia there is usually a lot of offer for foreigners and surely the easiest thing is to think about teacher professions of Spanish or some type of service that requires the native Spanish-speaking language.
So it would not be strange to get to Russia and work as a Spanish writer in some media, even if it is not your vocational profession. I've done.
In Russia, excluding those professions of high qualification, the limit is set by you. It does not matter if you are a plumber by profession, if you insist you can work as a commercial selling flats, to say the least. Although this does not mean that anyone can do anything.
In Russia you will have to prove yourself in any place and it is usually a very demanding country in this aspect, but here you will always have many doors open for any project that roams you. After all, it is the largest country in the world.
Despite the difficulties of recent years due to sanctions imposed by the US, cities such as Moscow or St. Petersburg tend to figures that are full employment.
I don't exaggerate if I say that You can find a job the same day you start the search. Of course, another song is that this job is decent and paid well.
I do not intend to fool you at all, many jobs I have obtained in Moscow left much to be desired in terms of conditions. More than once I have left these jobs myself and have lived through sad times. But in the end, as everything in life is about evolving, learning, taking tables and trying to move forward to not only settle for survival and work to please those who are higher in the hierarchy pyramid.
In Russia, with ambition and effort you can climb and a lot. Too bad that many people leave humility along the way.
Difficulties finding a job in Russia
To work in this country it is not enough to pack up and jump into the air taking a couple of airline tickets, since You need a visa to reside in Russia and a work permit to legally practice.
Therefore, if a company offers you work by itself or you reach an agreement with it, you already have most of the problems solved. That company will handle the permits, invitations and legal issues with the Federal Migration Service. So he will provide you with the necessary documents so that you can deliver them to the Russian Embassy and obtain your work visa, for a period of one year and with subsequent possibilities of renewal.
IMPORTANT: To work and live in Russia you need to legalize your situation in the country. And this is not easy.
As I announced earlier, I do not live in Russia because I have been essential with no high-ranking work, or anything similar.
I have managed to live in Russia based on a lot of tenacity. With the help of my wife and my family we have been solving bureaucratic problems over the years step by step so that we can be together in this place.
Love can always more than anything in this world, so it's a factor that you also have to keep in mind.
Before we could find a job to stay here, we had to process several temporary visas different times and with the obligation to return to my country (Spain) every 3 months.
The effort, stress and financial outlay that this implies is quite high.
It is for all this that You must take advantage of every trip to Russia to investigate, establish contacts and gain experience to establish yourself little by little. It is a long and hard process, but with effort and patience everything comes.
In recent years some conditions are being hardened to be able to stay and work in the country. Eg Those who want to reside in Russia must go through a test of Russian language, laws and history.
I do not recommend anyone to make plans to live in Russia if at least they have not started studying the Russian language.
But nothing is impossible, I came to Russia in 2013 and since then I have had many different jobs (editor, translator, video editor, camera operator and other freelance online services ...) Now as you see I have up to one website about Russia.
Opportunity to earn money in Russia
Lately, with the ruble course on the floors, I highly recommend working through the internet in contact with foreigners. The ideal thing to live in Russia is to be able to charge in euros and dollars, when changing that money to rubles, the working day can leave at a good price for the country level.
Then I leave a few web pages of job portals so you can see the amount of job offers in Russia.
Do not hesitate to start contacting any of the companies, since reaching agreements from abroad can be a matter of months. Maybe you are lucky and interested in you. Nothing is impossible.
Job search portals in Russia
Mediajobs (audiovisual sector)