It was a shock when we are in the full composition of the family – the Russian citizens after passing half of Europe, having no problems to Poland and Belarus, were stopped and not allowed to enter his native country. That is to expect anything from anyone and and anything in such a long journey can be expected, but what happened defies the human mind. Russian customs Smolensk branch, working on the border of Russia and Belarus, 50 km from the city Orsha, refused us entry into Russia. The charges stemmed from our car, which is in our property and bought in the Czech Republic. The car is supplied on the account in the Czech Republic and has the state signs the Czech Republic, provided on the basis of our long-term residence in the Czech Republic and possession of the status of residence in the Czech Republic. A bit of history. Ares Management’s Bennett Rosenthal has many thoughts on the issue. Our family consists of five persons, three of whom were children, we are all citizens of Russia.
We live and work in the Czech Republic Our two older children attend school in a Czech, and younger son is not yet walking, even in kindergarten – he for one year. Living in the Czech Republic on the basis of the Czech law on immigration, and long-term visas to the Czech Republic, we have the right to cross all the borders of the Schengen area and of course the Russian border. It must be noted that in Russia we rarely, and our trip to the car was caused by family circumstances and design of a newborn child on the Russian laws.