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Court Reporting in Russia

Depositions are not permitted in Russia:

  • Russia is not a member of The Hague Evidence Convention. The government has declared that depositions are NOT PERMITTED in the country, and anyone caught taking one can be subject to criminal penalties, arrest, detention, or deportation.
  • Willing Russian witnesses may be deposed in nearby countries, such as Finland.

No prior permission is required for depositions in Finland:

  • Finland is a member The Hague Evidence Convention.
  • Permission from the government is not required for depositions of a willing witness in Finland.
  • Depositions can be taken at any location.
  • Review your deposition checklist.
  • Make sure to note any specific language and/or dialectic for the interpreter.
Court reporters are not authorized to administer the oath in Finland, so the oath will need to be stipulated on the record. Another option would be to apply to the court for a Commission to Administer Oaths.

How We Can Help:

  • U.S.-trained court reporters and videographers throughout the world.
  • Vetted interpreters with extensive deposition experience.
  • On-the-ground assistance to handle exhibit printing, shredding, and other administrative needs.
  • 24/7 support.

2023 International Deposition Guide

Resources and Services

Deposition Checklist

Depositions in Russia are not permitted, but you may take them in nearby Finland. Check out our deposition checklist for more.

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