It has to do with CANCELLATION OF QUOTA PROCEDURE for foreign national from visa-free regime countries and introduction of the EMPLOYMENT ON THE BASIS OF PATENTS.
The relevant Bill now is on the first stage of the law-making process - consideration in the State Duma.
Intermark team wants to draw your attention to the recent steady tendency in practicing particular immigration legislation: the number of foreign nationals denied entry in Russia has increased considerably since the beginning of 2014. The grounds for these refusals being any recorded administrative offenses (e.g. speeding or any other traffic rules offence, even if the fines were paid).