On 28 November 2009 the Government adopted Resolutions Nos. 961 and 962 approving, respectively, the necessity in foreign employees in 2010 and the 2010 quota for foreign citizens' work permits.

The necessity in foreign employees in 2010 is set at 1,944,356 persons. Pursuant to Article 18.1 of Federal Law No. 115-FZ "On the Legal Status of Foreign Citizens in the Russian Federation," dated 25 July 2002, the Government has set the 2010 quota at 1,944,356 work permits for foreign citizens (the 2010 quota was decreased twofold, as compared to the 2009 quota).

The Resolution entered into force on 12 December 2009.