Prices are fixed in shops, but at souvenir markets, such as Izmailovo in Moscow, polite haggling over prices is a good idea. Despite the strain in relations with the West, Russia is generally a safe country in which to travel. Although it's possible to travel in Northeast Caucasus Dagestan, Chechnya and Ingushetia these days, the area remains volatile. An Islamist insurgency is smouldering at all times and law-enforcement bodies are rarely concerned about sticking to the law. In other parts of Russia, certain isolated villages suffer from the unpredictable side effects of chronic alcoholism, especially in western Tuva, where locals are frequently drunk and armed with knives. In more remote areas of the country, specific natural hazards include bears and, from late May to July, potentially fatal tick-borne encephalitis particularly in Siberia and Ussuriland in the Russian Far East.
Russian Women Bemoan a Lack of Men - and Their Money
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The kettle was furiously boiling, as was the atmosphere in the kitchen. The two women, Yelena Lazareva and her daughter Yekaterina are swapping stories about their loneliness — and complaining about Russian men. The subject is clearly often discussed in the two-bedroom apartment they share in a storey building in Moscow's suburbs. Both women wanted to fall in love and marry but "not with any guy", says Yelena an attractive, healthy looking year-old, who has the authoritative voice of a manager. Yekatarina, 29, nods her agreement. Walk the streets of Moscow, visit coffee shops and restaurants, pop into private apartments — there they are, lonely Russian women sitting around together with other lonely women. They routinely dress as if for an opera or a fashion show.
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Russian culture has a long and rich cultural history, steeped in literature, ballet, painting and classical music. While outsiders may see the country as drab, Russia has a very visual cultural past, from its colorful folk costumes to its ornate religious symbols. Here is a brief overview of Russian customs and traditions. Russian culture places a high value on the homeland and on family, according to Talia Wagner, a marriage and family therapist with a specialty in cultural dynamics. The Soviet Union broke up in