the collapse of the Soviet Union there has been considerable renewed interest
in Russia's pre-Soviet past. For example, many books and works of art which were
banned under the Soviet regime, are now for reading and viewing, meaning these
works can now be properly admired and celebrated.
Since the collapse, Russia
has become somewhat more Westernised. The following are a few pointers you may
wish to observe when visiting the country:
- Water quality varies throughout
different regions. You should err on the side of caution and only drink or brush
your teeth with bottled water
- Crime rates have been gradually rising since
the demise of the Soviet police state, however generally the country is safer
than many American cities. Common precautions include not flaunting valuables
and avoiding walking alone through city streets or parks at night.
is increasingly becoming expected at restaurants. Depending on service you are
expected to tip around 10-15%
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