Good news for all of us who qualify for the highly skilled visa regime. This is Medvedev's speech fresh off the press from yesterday, Succinct but definitely better than last month's announcement of Russian as a foreign language exams for immigrants.
“We should work on further simplifying the entry procedures for foreigners into our country, especially those specialists who come to us from other countries to work in fields requiring high qualification. It is obviously those who come to teach at universities, take part in research projects, those who are related to scientific, cultural and medical institutions. On all these directions we should move forward. We should make the foreigners’ life easier."
And for the finance buffs - more info on the plans for a mega-regulating Central Russian bank in the bid to make RF an international financial hub.
"In the EU, the US and a number of other countries these reforms were spurred by the crisis. They have yet to be completed, but in any case, we have also started implementing similar decisions. The first stage of the regulation reform took place in Protected content . Today at least a few banking analysts and government officials believe that there is room for improvement in the distribution of control and supervision of powers between the Ministry of Finance, Federal Financial Market Service and the Bank of Russia..”