The first conversation I had in Russia confirms the stereotypes that exist about Russia. Nevertheless I never felt unsafe during my ten day stay in Russia. The maffia is a phenomenon you probably won’t encounter during your travel in Russia eventhough the country will be marked as unsafe more than often. Especially since certain regions in the country are under constant war threat. Just think about the Southwestern Kaukasus region. With Ukrain, Georgie and a number of unacknowledged republics being so close, there always is a tension of threat. However, if you travel in the touristic regions of Moscow and Sint-Petersburg, you will never be in real danger. The extent of the country causes the safety level to differ a lot. .
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Meetings and protest actions.
For example, the recent accident at the meeting on March 26, 2017. A Greek citizen, Miltiadis, was having rest in “Izvestiya Hall”, where an Evening of Greek music was being held. He went out to smoke without his documents and outer clothing with a pack of cigarettes and the cloakroom tag in his pocket. He learned about the meeting only in the police van. He was released from the police department only the next morning. With an accusal of taking part in an unapproved action, resistance against police and crying out anti-constitutional slogans.
The simplest advice to travelers is to try to evade participation in demonstrations. We also recommend you to always have you passport with you.