Discuss the Article : A Guide To Unexpected Situations In Russia
Whether you’re an amateur or a seasoned traveller, Russia will always find a way to surprise you. Even though such surprises are not always unpleasant, it’s vital to know what to say in nonstandard situations in which some amount risk is involved. Of course, you can try to solve misunderstandings with a bit of light-hearted laughter, but note that it might not work on tougher individuals.
Katarina, you mean police officers or street gangsters?
It is very bad idea to give money to police officers. They most likely don't take money, but you become a criminal.
If you meet street gangsters, all depend of street gangsters. If they need only money, you walk away. If they want to have fun, you'll be beaten. But tourist unlikely meets street gangsters in Russia.
Irina, are still there some tourists in Russia? Really?! Probably they haven't read this article yet)))
To be serious, I really enjoyed it. You made me recall all this streets fighting stuff. I haven't been to Russia for 20 years and thought it all in the past. It seems to me not much have changed since then...
Katarina, Russia is very big and very different. But I think, in Russia you can meet the street gangsters if only you are looking for them. I have seen the street gangsters twenty years ago. They became the businessmen or were imprisoned or dead. Young people no longer want to become the gangsters. Young people want to become the businessmen or officials. Bandits has become much smaller.
In my opinion, recommendations in this article no work .
I think, If you do meet the gangsters, the best strategy is fast run.