Excerpted from the Russia Career Guide
Cover Letter Guidelines
The cover letter should be short (less than one page) and include job-specific keywords that will have the strongest impact. In just a few sentences, describe your interest, motivation and usefulness to the company. It is best to focus on specific qualifications and personal features that can distinguish you from others.
Resume and CV Guidelines
The employer has minimal time for CV reviewing and selecting, so the document must be structured (in defined order), selective (focused on the most important and useful information about the candidate regarding the particular position), objective and brief.
It is recommended to attach a photo in the right upper corner of the sheet. Do not include references unless the job advertisement specifically asks for them.
This is just a sample of what you'll find in the Russia Guide, along with resume and cover letter examples.