02 Mar I am a Russian long term resident in Spain; can my Russian wife get her residence permit automatically?
It is not that automatic. First of all you must apply for her legal reunion with you in Spain at the Spanish authorities of your place of residence, then after you get an official permission for her, your wife must request a Visa at the Spanish consulate or embassy of her place of residence in Russia, and finally your wife is given a term of two months since the date of her Visa to request her residence permit in Spain. You and your wife will need to prove you have sufficient economic resources to live in Spain during your initial residence term, including a home and medical insurance. Your wife must bring a official certificate from her Country’s authorities showing she has no criminal records.