As I currently spend more than 183 days per year in Russia, I consider applying for a
temporary residency permit in Russia to reduce my tax bill. I have the following questions relating to my testament based on choosing Russian law to be applicable to my entire estate in accordance to article 5 of the convention of The Hague on applicable law to the estates of deceased persons concluded on August 1, 1989. If I make a will and testament in Russia, will it be executed in Russia based on claiming habitual (based on owning a house, living there and being married with a Russian national) residency in Russia on my temporary visa registration or do I need a temporary residency permit? Will the marriage agreement be executed before the testament? Do I understand it correctly that if I relocate after a few years to another country, loosing my temporary residency status in Russia, and take up residency in France, that my testament will still be executed in Russia , because it was written in Russia while I lived there? Do you know a competent lawyer in St.P. who can write my testament? Do you know somebody who can organize my temporary residency permit?