My wife is a Russian citizen, we have been parted for 18 months due to me losing my job. My wife feels that she has waited long enough for me to get back to normal. She feels that we will not get another visa and wants to divorce. We were married in Moscow in September 2000.
I do not want to divorce, I think that our relationship is worth fighting for and I want to change my wife's view.
Would you advise me, can my wife start divorce proceedings without my consent, can she gain a divorce without my consent.
Unfortunately, your wife can initiate divorce and get it without your consent. To do that, she will need to file appropriate documents with the court.