Not that I anticipate issues, but still interested in knowing. Basically traveling to DME Moscow (pending Visa) in November and I am interested if border control in DME might give me some trouble given I’m a Pakistani citizen, despite having being a lawful UK resident for 8 years, and currently living and working in London.

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Most Russian border officers don't speak English, so if all your papers are in order, they shouldn't say a single thing to you.

  • What sort of papers ?
    – Ali Gajani
    Commented Oct 18, 2018 at 2:19
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    @Ali Gajani Passport, Visa, any additional requirements eg travel insurance (if this is specified as required)
    – Traveller
    Commented Oct 18, 2018 at 6:39
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    @AliGajani I'm not the person you asked, but I visited Moscow earlier this month. I can't say for sure how many can speak English, but the border guards I encountered certainly weren't eager to do so - they said a total of four words to me on the way in and out ("sign here" when giving me the immigration card on arrival, and "boarding card" when stamping it on my way out) Be prepared for them to spend a very long time looking between you and your passport photo, though.
    – Chris H
    Commented Oct 18, 2018 at 6:57
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    @AliGajani Because English knowledge is so uncommon among Russians, that those who know it go for much more advanced professions. Also, papers=passport+visa
    – Crazydre
    Commented Oct 18, 2018 at 8:13
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    @AliGajani Don't know either the reason to stamp boarding passes on exit, but I know that at least Moldova, Turkey, North Cyprus and Georgia do that too
    – Crazydre
    Commented Oct 18, 2018 at 16:40

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