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    How Safe Is Russia To Visit?

    I've heard that insecurity in Russia is almost as high as in any other Eastern European country. But rumors can be misleading at times. I wish to visit Russia at one point in my life but since I'll be taking my family along I just want to know if it's safe enough to visit? On my own I could risk it and go anyway but as I'll be accompanied with my kid it's an entirely different matter.

    How would you rate Russia on a scale of 1-5 as far as security is concerned?

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    Re: How Safe Is Russia To Visit?

    The problem with Russia is that they have a terrorist sect that is fairly violent. That is where the Boston Bombers came from, that sect. That would give me some hesitation on going there. As it is, you also have to go there with the understanding that they are a bit draconian. I sure wouldn't suggest that you go there if you're gay. Putin hasn't heard of gay rights.

    That being said, there is a US Embassy there which the Russian government works with heavily. So your rights in general as an American citizen would be intact.

    Edit: You asked for a rating of 1-5. If 5 were the best, I'd give a 2.5. Just based on social climate.

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    Re: How Safe Is Russia To Visit?

    You do need to worry about pick pockets, they are a huge threat over there. Other than that, if you are not looking for trouble you should be ok.

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    Re: How Safe Is Russia To Visit?

    I've heard Russia is a dangerous place, I actually know a russian girl who can't understand why some people want to visit her country! I'd personally like to vist it, but I don't quite trust the police and other institutions in eastern european countries. According to this girl this place can be chaotic if you come from a western european country! I guess a tourist would be fine, specially one that isn't a big fan of the night life!

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    Re: How Safe Is Russia To Visit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Trellum View Post
    I've heard Russia is a dangerous place, I actually know a russian girl who can't understand why some people want to visit her country! I'd personally like to vist it, but I don't quite trust the police and other institutions in eastern european countries. According to this girl this place can be chaotic if you come from a western european country! I guess a tourist would be fine, specially one that isn't a big fan of the night life!
    Can't speak for what it's like today since it's been about 10 years since I went to Russia the last time. But at that time, you would certainly be smart not to trust the local police. They were just about as likely to rob you as the thieves.

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    Re: How Safe Is Russia To Visit?

    Hehehe, it sounds like they are just like the policemen in my country, lol. Thanks for the warning, now I know what to expect if I ever go to that place, what a pity I hate corruption in general, but is even worse when you can't trust a big institution like the police

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    Re: How Safe Is Russia To Visit?

    Russia doesn't have a good reputation on the international stage. I wonder if this is due to movies portraying them as the enemy, or if it is because of what Putin does politically. I think many parts of Russia are safe as many tourists go there every year, and they need international money so keeping them safe is in Russia's best interest.

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    Re: How Safe Is Russia To Visit?

    Russia is very popular country and mostly tourist want to visit the Russia If you are especially wary of traveling without the guidance of a group in Russia,and be aware of the robbers in Russia of the I should suggest possibly signing up for a river cruise.
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    Re: How Safe Is Russia To Visit?

    Summer Garden is the wonderful place of Russia. I went there after my canada bus tours about few years ago in summer holidays with my family. we had great fun there and enjoyed at sightseeng. A lot of visitors go there every year and spent their holidays.

 

 

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