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  • Some parts of the country of Russia are politically unstable and travelling to these parts is not advisable. These areas include Chechnya, North Caucasus, North Ossetia, Ingushetia, Dagestan, Stavropol, Karachayevo-Cherkessiya, and Kabardino-Balkariya.
  • In the same areas, there have been kidnappings of foreigners for the purpose of money a lot. Within Russia, people working with NGOs and the press are usual targets.
  • There was a threat from bombings in the past years. Such disastrous events occur in crowded places such as airports and markets and also during events of global importance.
  • Be conscious of your surroundings at all times. Avoid using public vehicles.
  • Travellers should avoid being parts of crowded groups such as political marches or even marketplaces.
  • They should be careful while trading with or supporting popular restaurants or bars, etc.
  • There exists discrimination and violence towards people belonging to the oppressed classes. Such people include populations from the Middle East and also the Caucasus region.


Emergency contact numbers in Russia:

  • Police contact number in Russia: 112
  • Ambulance number in Russia: 112
  • Fire brigade number in Russia: 112


NOTE: Please refer to trusted sources of news in Russia and consult travel agents for latest and updated information before visiting Russia.

Also Read: Health tips to consider while visiting Russia

Last update on February 2, 12:16 pm by Nidhi S.