Is there really a lot of corruption in business activities? Will I be expected to pay bribes?

This is not an easy question to answer as much depends on the specific circumstances of your business (e.g. type of business, location) Transparency International ranked Russia 119th of 168 countries in 2015. Unfortunately, bribes are not unknown in Russian business life. However, it is possible to operate legally, safely and ethically. Indeed, more and more Russian owned businesses are doing so. The best safeguards are robust legal support and the proper administration of your business. With the right support and good company practices in place you need not be concerned about this unfortunate issue. The RR always works actively to assist clients to avoid the effects of corruption.