A ‘second wave’ of Russians are now formally relocating to countries spanning Europe, the Middle East and Asia after spending time getting their affairs in order.
Natalia Kolesnikova | Afp | Getty Images
For months now, Vladimir has been preparing paperwork and getting his affairs in order for a move to France.
A visa application process that was once relatively easy is now dogged with complexity, but the 37-year-old is confident that getting his family and employees out of Russia will be worthwhile.
“On the one hand, it’s comfortable to live in the country where you were born. But on the other, it’s about the safety of your family,” Vladimir told CNBC via videocall from his office in Moscow.
For Vladimir, the decision to leave the country he has called home all his life “was not made in one day.” Under President Vladimir Putin’s rule, he has watched what he called the “erosion of…