The Minister of labour and social protection Anton Kotkov said that in Russia, about 5.6 million people work remotely.

“To date, more than 10% of working citizens, or approximately 5.6 million of our citizens, continue to work remotely. Moreover, a number of organizations and employees today would like to continue to work in this format and after the lifting of restrictive measures,” said Katkov.

He proposed to consolidate the Labour code to consolidate concepts such as “remote” and “combined” employment.

Kotkov also said that the Ministry of labor proposes to increase the minimum unemployment benefits three times — to 4,5 thousand roubles.