So far, 13 ASEZs have been set up in the Russian Far East, hosting more than 60 investment projects. The zones span tens of thousands of hectares available to future residents. Once resident in an ASEZ, investors are, in addition to the necessary infrastructure, provided with tax breaks, a streamlined business environment and special rights protection mechanisms. What special conditions are offered to ASEZ residents, and how do these differ from standard practice and from conditions offered by other types of special economic zone? How well developed is the infrastructure in existing ASEZs? What investor success stories are there to date in the ASEZs? How does the business community rate the ASEZ approach, and what would they like to change? What legal changes are required in order to improve business conditions in the ASEZs?