I haven’t been Moscow before and this photo was taken when we were making a transit in Moscow to Stockholm. There was a time gap between the connecting flights and we have enough time to explore the airport a bit.
Having flight transit there wasn’t easy. First of all the airport is quite big and it is the main transfer hub for Aeroflot for flights connecting Asia and Europe. Flight delays made thing even more complicated and we saw people rushing to catch the flights because of that. Lastly, transit passengers would need to pass through immigration again and this is where things got interesting.
There weren’t lots of immigration counters in the transfer lounge and so there were queues there. Yet the long queues wouldn’t stop the immigration officers to have very detailed investigation on the passports. While in most other airports, the officers would normally just flip the passport pages casually, officers here would examine the passports very closely (They may even use magnifying glasses). I don’t know why they need to do it even for transit passengers. Is this because there were loads of fake passports lying around?
It’s a really a God’s blessing we went through the transfer without to much hassle!