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Hello to all people in Russia!

By Traveller March 14, 2018
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Hello to all people in Russia!

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By jimmy Traveller March 14, 2018

I have booked all my tickets flights tours and hotels in Moscow, St Petersburg,Penza and Saranask....I am non political and only interested in sport and friendship will all Nationalities....in view of the current political situation ...do you think I should visit Russia or do you think it will not be safe for me to travel?
I am Scottish and do not always agree with the UK government.
Appreciate all of your comments...thank you
Jimmy

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Hello Jimmy! Russia is not as dangerous as the media try to convince. Especially in big cities, and especially if you do not get involved into heated debate with drunk people, but I guess the last recommendation is universal for any country :)

I hope that you will enjoy your trip!
Local Expert March 14, 2018
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Moscow is a great place to visit.
Don’t be afraid.
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Local October 22, 2018
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We are always happy to see anyone in Russia! Don’t trust the media. Just follow standard safety rules, that are the same for any country I think. Hope your stay will be great!
It’s safe :)
Local March 20, 2018
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Jimmy, a very interesting question, “safe” is a relative term. One can always find trouble, no matter where they are, it all depends what You are looking for. Back to your question. Yes You should visit Russia. Yes it is generally safe, as any place I suppose. Act civil and have common sense, obey the law and local customs and You shall have no problems whatsoever. Enjoy yourself and have a great time.
Local March 17, 2018
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Hi Alina
Thank you for your reassuring reply...I will be coming but obviously worried about the political situation...I am only coming to see the W.C. and enjoy myself with local Russians (and other Nationalities.............. I hope 😃...but worried also as I dont know any Russian and I am not familiar with Moscow or St Petersburg...but your words are reassuring...thank you Jimmy from Scotland
Hi Jimmy,
there will be for sure a lot of efforts put by the governement to ensure security of people travelling during the World Cup. Just make sure that all the common sense things apply when you are here (as in any other country). I don't think the current political complications will spoil your trip to Russia. Enjoy:)
Local March 15, 2018
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Thank you very much Nadya.....for your kind and helpful information!
I really appreciate your input as I am just travelling alone and very unfortunately dont speak Russian....hope you have a lovely week...Jimmy from Scotand x
Hello Jimmy! Travelling in Russia will be quite as safe as travelling anywhere in Europe, and a usual set of precautions will be useful ad enough.
As i understand from the list of cities, you are coming for World Cup. I am sure, World cup 2018 locations will be as safe as overcrowded places get at all.
Local March 15, 2018
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Hello Jimmy Russia is worth visiting, at least once. In Moscow and St. Petersburg full of entertainment for every taste. I think you will have a great vacation.
Local March 15, 2018
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Hi Bepa....thank you for your reply...I really appreciate your great information....it is extremely helpful.
Have a nice week
Jimmy from Scotland
Hello!
Well you know Russia is like every other country, we have good and bad people here. And if you plan to visit some outstanding read in the evening, parks or something especially alone - u can't be 100% safe as everyone else.
Statistically you have 8 times more chances to be robbed in NYC than in Moscow.
I don't know or see lots of people acting like nationalist (I'm sure there are people like this) as if you are from UK u are against as or smt like this. So it's ok to travel just don't act careless and you ll be fine.
Please come, watch, try, I'm sure it will be great and if so tell you friend in you country that it's not like in stereotypes.
Local March 14, 2018
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Kirill thank you for your most helpful information...I really appreciate it
Have a great week
Jimmy
Its abdolutely safe for tourists from all contries! Just come, you will love all of the places youve planned to visit. And relax, russia is not more dangerous than any other eu country, it has nothing to do with political situation. Anyone can be robbed or tricked on the streets of london, paris, lisbon or moscow. Just get Uber app so u dont spend unnesessary money on taxi drives, and read a bit about transport how to get where and till what time it works, if you gonna use it. Other than that i guess you will be surprise how frendly russian people actually is.
Local March 14, 2018
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I think, you'd better visit St. Petersburg, I'm not sure you gonna like Moscow, yes it is big but very polluted, no fresh air absolutely, and you should be careful of pick pockets in a subway in Moscow, really it is not safe, i used to live there, and thanks God I'm not there any more
Local March 14, 2018
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Hi, Jimmy! Russia is nice country, you will like it. The center of Moscow is really lovely. I guess, it’s a common recommendation for all countries. Just try to organize your visit, it better to have a list what you want to see and where to eat. It will help you, as Moscow, St. Petersburg big cities.
Local March 14, 2018
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