Russia is a state where going to a state court is the most popular method of resolving a dispute. Thus during the financial crisis and esp. in 2009 we have experienced a sharp increase of the workload on the national judicial system. According to the recent statics shown by the Higher Arbitrazh Court – the top tier court in Russia for resolving commercial disputes – year 2010 has shown a certain decrease in the amount of new statement of claims being received by the courts. However still the workload remains quite high – over 1 million cases are heard in Russian commercial courts (about 50 cases per judge per month).