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i am from afghanistan amd want tomove to schengen country who could give me asilm and then nationality,for that i got visit visa of russia then i have to move to estonia and futher move to any other schengan country,can any one help/guide me for my plan.
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If you got a visa for Russia, that doesn't mean that you can cross to Estonia. Estonia is a member of the Schengen area, and to come to Estonia you need a visa or you should cross the border illegally. If you cross the border illegally, the chances are big that you are either caught by the border guards, detained and then deported, or that you get lost in the forests and get attacked by bears which are quite numerous in that area. The border between Russia and Estonia is full of forests and swamps, so it will be hard for you to cross it. Even if you cross the border illegally, you will still be caught at the moment when you want to cross from Estonia to another country.
If you ask for asylum in Estonia, you will be sent to the asylum seekers center in Estonia, which is deep in the forests of of eastern Estonia, where you will stay for years until you decide to go back to another country or your country. You will not be granted nationality unless you have lived in the country for 10 years, passed the language and history test, and gave up your citizenship, which means going back to Afghanistan and prove to the Estonian authorities that you really are not anymore a citizen of Afghanistan.
The situation is pretty much similar in other Schengen countries.
A reader commented on the Expat Report Culture Shock in Tallinn, Estonia
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However regarding Sauna - it is not common for the culture that men and women go together to sauna. Except if it your husband or boyfriend. It is totally okay to use bikinis, in case the sauna is together with men and you would prefer not to be naked - that everyone will see you naked ;)