Russia law banning foreigners from retail industry takes effect Melissa Bancroft at 1:50 PM ET
[JURIST] A Russian law banning all foreigners from the country's retail industry took effect Sunday. The new law, passed by the Russian assembly last year, is expected to affect tens of thousands of workers from the former Soviet Republics. The complete ban follows an earlier phase out of foreign workers in the retail industry. Beginning January 15, foreigners could make up no more than 40 percent of a store's staff. Russian police began raiding stores in January and detaining any worker suspected of not being a Russian citizen.
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