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do americans have a safety concern with the current politics

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do americans have a safety concern with the current politics

because american & russian affairs now is there a concern for american tourist traveling in russia

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1. Re: do americans have a safety concern with the current politics

None whatsoever.

You kidding? Why should there be?

The Magnitsky Act? It is not even an issue of note here.

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2. Re: do americans have a safety concern with the current politics

It is probably safes than ever right now, although the Russians I met in 2004 loved president Bush.

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3. Re: do americans have a safety concern with the current politics

Answering just the headline: do americans have a safety concern with the current politics? Absolutely. So long as the National Rifle Association succeeds in blocking reasonable regulation, and with 300 milllion guns already in circulation even if they fail, we're going to have globally high rates of gun violence.

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4. Re: do americans have a safety concern with the current politics

That's a fascinating q

How would they know you are an American do you go around waving the American flag and singing Yankee doodle dandy?

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5. Re: do americans have a safety concern with the current politics

In over 30 years of travel to Russia, spanning back to the "evil empire" days, I never had an issue. If you dissect this further, there is the average person on the street, who really is not much affected by all this silliness (even when things were pretty bad, Americans were more exotic than a target for any ill intended actions.

Then, there is the more "official" side, and even if some of these folks wanted to get "feisty", they would do so with folks that would get attention, i.e. either government officials (kicking someone out of the country), or business people/people with money. Today, for the latter, there I think is much less of this as these people bring money into Russia...

All this IMHO!

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6. Re: do americans have a safety concern with the current politics

I am wondering why you are really asking that question. But then again I suppose that you don't really know what's going in the rest of the world. It's a big place out there, and we all live normal live

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