Pakistanis in Russia

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Pakistanis in Russia are a fairly small community; in 2004, there were up to 2,000 expatriates, with almost all belonging to the Pashtun ethnic group.[1] A significant number of individuals are international students undergoing medicine in various universities and colleges.[2] Most Pakistanis are concentrated around large cities, including the capital Moscow. The community has established a Pakistani mosque in St. Petersburg Polytechnic. There is also a Pakistan Study Centre which operates in the Russian State Library, founded by the embassy and local community.[3] Moreover, University of Punjab has signed an agreement with Moscow State University in 2010.