Armenians in Russia Gain Employment Rights after EEU Accession

An Armenian citizen waves a flag


YEREVAN (Arka)—After Armenia’s accession to the Eurasian Economic Union on Jan. 2, its citizens can now enjoy equal rights for employment in Russia, Novosti Armenia reports citing an announcement from the Russian government.

In addition to exemptions from some migration regulations, “Armenia’s citizens also get the same right to be employed in Russia as Russian citizens,” the government said. “It means employers may attract Armenian citizens without taking into account restrictions in protection of the national labor market.”

No permission is required by Armenian citizens to work in Russia from now on. Education certificates and diplomas issued in Armenia will also be recognized in Russia.

The permitted length for Armenian citizens’ and their families’ to stay in Russia will be determined by the terms of their contracts made with employers.

Employees from Armenia will enjoy the same social benefits, excluding pensions, as Russian citizens.

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  1. masis chalabian said:

    awfully armenian population never will be high I dont be shock if muslim countries such as turkey iran azerbojan invade armenia people will move russian cities for work and they will assimilitation by russians to as a russophile shame on you armenia no more economic help to armenia diaspora.

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