by Stephanie Overby

Russia Outsourcing Scorecard

Jul 15, 20061 min

Low rates and technical expertise put Russia on the outsourcing map, but projects there require a lot of risk management.

A guide to outsourcing in Russia.

  • Overall Ranking: Challenging
  • Average 2nd Year Programmer Salary: $10,000 to $15,000
  • Geopolitical Risk: Moderate
  • English Proficency: Poor
  • Pros: Highly skilled labor pool offering boutique approach to outsourcing. Specializes in complex modeling and creative problem solving. Hourly rates as low as India.
  • Cons: Ranked 39th out of 40 on business environment metrics, according to A.T. Kearney. Costs rising. Poor infrastructure and security. English and Western European language profi ciency lacking. Project management skills low. World’s worst for piracy, according to the International Intellectual Property Alliance.


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