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Article: Staying Safe in Moscow as an Expat

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Article: Staying Safe in Moscow as an Expat

Post Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:10 pm

Moscow is often called a city of great contrast. It has seen rapid development and has grown into a major hub for business and tourism. It also holds on to a rich past that is evident in its many ancient monasteries that stand alongside its skyscrapers. It is considered to be one of the world’s most expensive cities, yet it continues to become the home for numerous expats stationed in Russia.

Safety in Moscow has improved considerably over the years, but crime still remains an issue. There are daily reports of theft, pickpocketing, burglaries and vandalism, and in most cases the victims of such crimes are tourists, on account of the fact that the city is major tourist destination. But its also important for expats to exercise caution while living in Moscow, as it could very well keep them from getting into risky situations...

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