The Federal Law #385-FZ “On amendment of certain legislative acts of the Russian Federation” dated December 23, 2010 introduced several important changes to the following Federal Laws:
Order of Ministry of Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation dated January 24, 2011 No 22n "On approving the list of professions (specialties, positions) of foreign nationals-qualified specialists employed on professions (specialties) which are not covered by 2011 quota" approves the list of positions for which 2011 quota is not expanded.
According to clause 27 of 13.2 article of the Federal Law 115-FZ "On the legal status of foreign nationals in the Russian Federation" highly qualified specialists and their family members can apply for permanent residence in Russia.
The Russian immigration system has changed significantly over recent years. Some of the changes include the amendment of several laws and the introduction of some new regulations to improve procedures and make them more straightforward.