WORLD CUP 2018

Russia-born S'porean feels like a 'tourist'

DMITRY PISMENNY and wife Michelle Cheong-Gautrin at the Luzhniki Stadium for the Russia-Spain last-16 game
DMITRY PISMENNY and wife Michelle Cheong-Gautrin at the Luzhniki Stadium for the Russia-Spain last-16 gamePHOTO COURTESY OF DMITRY PISMENNY

MOSCOW • Singaporeans Amos Chia and Joe Chiang have uprooted and left for Russia (see main story) to pursue their respective passions, but Dmitry Pismenny has moved in the other direction - and taken up Singapore citizenship.

From the eastern town of Nakhodka near North Korea, the 31-year-old business development manager has lived in the Republic since he was 10, when his father was posted to Singapore for work.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 16, 2018, with the headline 'Russia-born S'porean feels like a 'tourist''. Print Edition | Subscribe