The 21st of April. FINMARKET.RU – In February 2021, the Federal Tax Service announced 1.7 million officially registered self-employed. Moreover, last year alone, the number of citizens who entered the relevant tax registration increased 6.4 times, Vedomosti writes. According to the Institute of State and Municipal Administration of the National Research University Higher School of Economics, the real number of self-employed in Russia has already exceeded 7 million, and the volume of the market for their services was estimated at 2.5 trillion rubles in 2019. Every third company in Russia already cooperates with freelancers. There is every reason to believe that the number of self-employed will continue to grow.