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    If you know how - no :) but it depends from a place. almost 6 years ago

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    For example– Moskow almost 6 years ago

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    I'm just speaking from opinion. There are a lot of videos of Russian gangsters beating an killing random people on the streets. That's just crazy. Racism might be one of the worse things too if you are a foreigner. And the salary there doesn't seem so good. But the girls are hot! almost 6 years ago

    Answered by Jackie via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    And what about places to live and to visit? Personally I don't know where I can go there. And Jackie, what about boys?) almost 6 years ago

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    Everything is OK with a boys ;)

    There are a lot of factors, that you need to take into account, to chose which place is better for you.
    If you like more silent and peacefull life, interested in a culture, and want to live among friendly and intelligent people and have a resistance to pretty cold winds the Sant-Petersburg is your choise.
    If you wanna feel yourself as a part of a big city life on your skin and ready to work hard on a valuable job you might like Moscow too.
    If you want to look at the beautifull nature of Russia you must visit such places, like Baikal lake and Altai.

    Each place has it's own beauty ;) Ahm.. A prooflinks... sort of :)
    http://vimeo.com/34134308
    http://vimeo.com/36397732

    And about gangsters and killers on a streets. I'd say it's an overstatement :)
    At least for places listed above.

    Racism.. yes, may be. In regard to Middle Asia, at least. But from my opinion, people becomes more civilized here, step by step. Slowly, but continuously :) almost 6 years ago

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    Thank you, but can you mention the most likely places to visit in Moskow? almost 6 years ago

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    I met only one oerson who speaks english in six days but the city is completely wonderfull. Space museum is cool and of course all subway stations are great pieces of art almost 6 years ago

    Answered by Ozan/ 32 via Site_iconAsk a Nomad iPad app
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    In a short way - YES. over 5 years ago

    Answered by Ali via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    The gangster stereotype has replaced the equally stupid stereotype of people who are constantly drunk and miserble trudging to Soviet factories in grey uniforms. It's a great, immense country with a rich and extraordinary history. I found the people to be well educated, hospitable, good humoured and hard working.

    Not sure if you are planning a working holiday, to have a really good holiday there or just want to meet boys (that is an international language:)

    In any case you need to do a lot more research and it will be much better for you if you learn the language. over 5 years ago

    Answered by Lisa Smith via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    PS I met lots of people who spoke English. Not many in Belarus but in Russia, lots of young people. In fact one funny thing happened to me in Moscow. I went into a cafe and I wanted to buy a piece of cake to take back to my hotel but I didn't know how to say 'take away' so in my really bad Russian I was saying stuff like Paket pazhaluista (bag please) and Nyet meeyesta (no seat). Then the man in the queue behind me said in English to the waitress "I think she's trying to say she wants to take it with her." and the waitress said in English "Oh, ok" So funny! So embarrassing. over 5 years ago

    Answered by Lisa Smith via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Russia could certainly be a dangerous place to be in if you happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. During my six-month study in Moscow, I have witnessed several street crimes that ranged from violent gang attacks, corrupt officials and pickpocketing. While I never really felt unsafe while in Moscow, I am always cautious in what I do and what my action would be perceived in the eyes of Russians. There is very little respect for the rule of laws and it is something that foreigners just have to cope with on the daily basis.

    As far as the racism is concerned, it is certain a problem if you appeared to be of African or Central Asian descents. The ethnic violent crime in big cities tend to target migrant (undocumented) workers from former Soviet Republic. This is particularly true for those from Tajikastan and Kyrgyzstan. The tension is partly an economic driven issue, in the same way Mexican American are perceived within the United States. almost 5 years ago

    Answered by Aries L via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    I've lived in Moscow for 22 years as an older American woman. Russia isn't an awful country at all. It's very interesting, full of good people (and the other kind, too), and an adventure. Many traditions and ways of doing things require patience and a sense of humor, but living in Russia you'll be rewarded for your effort to adjust to a very different kind of system and mentality. Many middle class professionals and young people in big cities have now been abroad and much of the old Soviet reality is slowly changing. Be aware, though, that Russia is not for everyone. The faint-hearted should stick to London, Amsterdam or Berlin. almost 5 years ago

    Answered by Erin Bouma via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Yes
    In special moscow
    You meet bears big and terrible
    In other sity everything ok about 4 years ago

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    Yes it is. Trust me, nothing to see here. There's hatred everywhere in the air so thick you could cut it with a knife. It's a depressive country full of ugly boorish people, poor and corrupt. It should not exist, along with the North Korea and several wretched states alike. Alas, I'm Russian. almost 4 years ago

    Answered by noname via Site_iconWorldNomads.com

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