I’m currently planning a trip to Moscow & St Petersburg in Aug 2012 and came across the whole “racism” watch outs. I’ve done some research and read good experiences from African/Asian descendants. But I also came across several comments where it was mentioned “you’re safe as long as you’re not muslim” or “it’s the middle eastern type that we don’t like”.
Hmmm… Well, I’m a female muslim, wearing head scarf, Asian. I will be doing DIY traveling with my husband, who's also Asian. I traveled quite a lot so I’m used to occasional stares, but anything beyond that would be a concern.
Should I be worried? Any precaution steps I can take to minimize any safety risk? Appreciate your input. Thank you in advance!