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Russia Risks Causing New-Year IT Worker Flight With Remote Working Law
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Russia Risks Causing New-Year IT Worker Flight With Remote Working Law

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's buffetted IT sector risks losing more workers in the new year because of planned legislation on remote working, as authorities try to lure back some of the tens of thousands who have gone abroad without prompting them to cut ties completely.Having relatively portable jobs, IT workers featured prominently among the many Russians who fled after Moscow sent its army into Ukraine on Feb. 24 and the hundreds of thousands who followed when a military call-up began in September.The government estimates that 100,000 IT specialists currently work for Russian companies overseas.Now, legislation is being mooted for early next year that could ban remote working for some professions.Political Cartoons on World Leaders Hawkish lawmakers, fearful that more Russian IT profes...