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Old 17.02.2020, 15:14
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Not necessarily. It all depends on offer and demand of worker skills. Indeed, an interesting number of people with Math, Physics or computer science backgrounds come from Russia to CH. However, it doesn't imply banking competences are not needed and relatively well payed over there.

I've seen lots of well-payed foreigners in my home country, I could earn a lot at home if I had their skills......and I'm a foreigner here, locals could earn my income if they had the skills.

they are quite fixed on that "Russia" bit, don't you get. Whereas what matters today in ZH and will matter in a few years is experience, i.e. exposure that OP or anybody else, will get, before moving to a new role in ZH or elsewhere.
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Nobody I know who does business with Russia is expected to speak Russian.
I made the exact opposite experience - all Russia desks of Zurich banks are full of native or at least fluent speakers catering to their clients. Maybe the managers get away with less, but thats not the point: Making work experience in Russia doesnt mean that the OP is limited to Russian business for the rest of his life. It only shows that he is flexible and open to new work environments.

Say you are hiring for a private bank doing business in the Middle East. Russian language skills wont help you much. But if I had to pick between a candidate who studied in St Gallen and worked all his life in Zurich vs a guy who did some semester abroad and worked two years in Moscow would I have an easy decision who to invite for the interview first… because one has demonstrated to be able to deal with different cultures.

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I made the exact opposite experience
jobs.ch have currently 122 openings with "russisch" in the bodies, while not all require Russian(false positives), some are quite interesting and in banking:

https://www.jobs.ch/de/stellenangebote/detail/9483419/
https://www.jobs.ch/de/stellenangebote/detail/9451232/
https://www.jobs.ch/de/stellenangebote/detail/9468761/
https://www.jobs.ch/de/stellenangebote/detail/9461728/


sadly checking groans and other threads I must attest some of those suggesting OP against Moscow have anti-Russia sentiment to various degrees, effectively turning their inputs here to be more biased and less career-oriented.
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Nobody I know who does business with Russia is expected to speak Russian.
Then those people are either lying or not very succesfull in their business in Russia. You will not get anything done in Russia without speaking Russian or having someone speak it for you. As soon as you set foot outside the airport and start speaking anything other than Russian, your cab ride has just gotten more expensive.

Go to Moscow, you will never regret it.
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