The JTA reports:
Moscow’s chief rabbi returned to the city after being barred from Russia since September.
Pinchas Goldschmidt landed at a Moscow airport Thursday evening. His visa had been cancelled upon arrival at the Moscow airport in late September, with no reason given, and he had been denied a new one for nine weeks. He received a one-month visa earlier this week, but said he hoped to extend his stay.
Goldschmidt told JTA he had no problems at passport control in Moscow on Thursday, but would have to leave Russia later this month to get a new visa. A Swiss citizen and Russian resident for nearly 15 years, Goldschmidt previously received one-year visas.