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Russia - Eat, Drink and be Safe

A trip to Russia means experiencing a whole different world, a unique culture filled with gracious people and rich, old traditions.  Part of this experience includes enjoying the incredible food and drink that can be f

Russia – Eat, Drink and be Safe

A trip to Russia means experiencing a whole different world, a unique culture filled with gracious people and rich, old traditions.  Part of this experience includes enjoying the incredible food and drink that can be f

Travel Alert - Moscow Terror Attacks - Domodedevo Airport

A devastating explosion has ripped through Moscow’s largest international airport, Domodedevo, leaving 35 people killed and 168 injured. The blast - which tore through the crowded baggage claims section of the intern

A Healthy way to Visit Russia

A trip to Russia can be filled with exciting adventures, delectable cuisine and amazing memories.  With unique culture, beautiful scenery and some of the most amazing architecture the world over, Russia is a traveler’

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Russia: police crime frequent in Russia -- kidnapping, murder, torture and corruption. Approach police with caution. http://yhoo.it/9cISjA

almost 4 years ago

Turkey and Russia world's riskiest places to go online. http://bit.ly/ds5Alf

almost 4 years ago

Russia: new wildfires. More than 200 wildfires engulfing nearly 16,000 acres burned across European Russia Sunday, officials say.

almost 4 years ago

U.S. State Department warns against visiting Russia | World | RIA Novosti http://bit.ly/bhI4EI

about 4 years ago

40 dead in Russian wildfires. Moscow expecting another heatwavce. FT.com / Russia - Death toll from Russian fires rises http://bit.ly/9CxeFh

about 4 years ago

BBC News - Russia mobilises 240,000 to fight deadly wildfires http://bit.ly/am7RJx

about 4 years ago

Recommended vaccinations for Russia

  • Diphtheria

    Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.

    Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)

    Infectious hepatitis infects through contaminated food and water. Vaccination consists of two injections about 12 months apart, which protects for up to 25 years. The first vaccination protects for 12 months.  The hepatitis A vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis B .

    Tetanus

    Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure. Additional travel ressources Travel Photo Sharing - Russia

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Is it safe to travel to Moscow and St Petersburg now?

Iris, it's good to be a bit worried - it means you'll have your situational radar switched on - but don't over-react. The same group which was responsible fo... read more »
9 months ago

I would appreciate current info on safety and security around Elbrus (Russia). Could anyone help?

I can tell you the region remains on the DO NOT TRAVEL lists of most foreign governments (USA and Australia included) because of the high safety risk. This h... read more »
about 2 years ago

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