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    Are russian police really that bad?

    I've heard lot's of stories from different ppl about russian police, border gaurds, etc. Of course I am in the military and gossip runs rampant with all the damn females, so it could all just be heresay. Anyway I've been told that police in russia will pull foriegners over and won't let them go until they give them money or something else. I've heard the same thing about customs agents at the airports. Also I've heard that border gaurds will let you cross for a carton of cigarettes or a little cash. I'm not sure if it's all true but if it does happen. Why? I'm sure you would all know much more than me about the subject.

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    There are good cops and bad cops in Russia. But if you behave yourself, and you should never encouter either of them. I got stopped by the police thrice in Russia over a whole year.

    The first time was when my roommate got so drunk he stripped naked and ran down in the middle of the street, straight into the police.
    Second time in Moscow when our taxi driver decided to take an illegal u-turn in front of a cop car and the third time when me and my 3 friends where wearing a suit at 2 am at night, walking along the canal.

    Nothing happened in either of the cases...
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    My experience is that foreigners are treated much better by the police than Russians are (well, Western foreigners anyway, not so sure the same holds for Georgians, for example).

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    my american friend got mugged and lightly beaten twice by the police. i only had to pay one bribe of 500py and another girl from a program got raped. i would say yes, there're bast*rds and yes, avoid them like the plauge
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    Re: Are russian police really that bad?

    gossip runs rampant with all the damn females...

    Thanks for that. That kind of comment always makes me so happy.

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    She was pulled over for speeding by Russian police
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lt. Columbo
    and another girl from a program got raped.
    Raped? Are you serious? Or did she get "raped" in a "was gagging for it but afterwards thought she'd dump him with a bang, not a wimper" kind of way?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lt. Columbo
    my american friend got mugged and lightly beaten twice by the police. i only had to pay one bribe of 500py and another girl from a program got raped. i would say yes, there're bast*rds and yes, avoid them like the plauge
    Could you please tell us more about those episodes? How do we know your friend wasn't arrested for commiting a crime? You know, if you resist arrest, they get kinda rough. But what do you expect?
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    I know a guy who while waking down the the street with his Russian girlfriend was stopped by a cop. The cop demanded money or sex with the girl.
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    no, she was raped by some cops (i didnt go in long details with her for obvious reasons), went to hospital for a bit and then left the programm- it was pretty bad.
    as for the guy who got mugged, he was standing outside a club (drunk) talking on his mobile. im sure he didnt sas the police or commit a crime
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    Quote Originally Posted by VendingMachine
    Quote Originally Posted by Lt. Columbo
    my american friend got mugged and lightly beaten twice by the police. i only had to pay one bribe of 500py and another girl from a program got raped. i would say yes, there're bast*rds and yes, avoid them like the plauge
    Could you please tell us more about those episodes? How do we know your friend wasn't arrested for commiting a crime? You know, if you resist arrest, they get kinda rough. But what do you expect?
    Why do you insist of disbelieving that Russia could ever do anything wrong, or that Russia has anything wrong with it. Or are you doing it on purpose for effect?
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    Why do you insist of disbelieving that Russia could ever do anything wrong, or that Russia has anything wrong with it. Or are you doing it on purpose for effect?
    I think that VendingMachine just has a fetish for saying offensive things. Internet boards are a good place to offend people with no risk of having to actually confront them and take responsibility for your words.

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    No, I know a Russian guy exactly like him. Who persisted in arguing with the Estonian and Polish embassadors. Russians seem to have this idea of never being wrong, or not admitting it at leat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoduck
    I think that VendingMachine just has a fetish for saying offensive things. Internet boards are a good place to offend people with no risk of having to actually confront them and take responsibility for your words.
    You're a newcomer here, so you don't know about my little argument with, what was his name, that English nuclear scientist bloke? It almost came to blows. (But in the end, he turned out to be a top gadgie.) BTW, I'm a heavyweight boxing champ, and if you insist on meeting face to face, I'd be happy to oblige you. But I don't fight those who are weaker than me, so if you attack me, I may have to force myself to turn the other cheek.

    Why do you insist of disbelieving that Russia could ever do anything wrong, or that Russia has anything wrong with it. Or are you doing it on purpose for effect?
    I do not insist on disbelieving that Russia could ever do anything wrong. Russia is a big country and of course it has its bad apples. However, I find it funny that every one of you here should have a horror story to tell about the Russian police and in every story there's someone getting mugged, raped, decapitated or quartered. Sorry, but I can only conclude that you lot are all telling porkies.

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    Russians seem to have this idea of never being wrong, or not admitting it at leat.
    Britons seem to have this idea of never generalizing about anything or anyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TATY
    Russians seem to have this idea of never being wrong, or not admitting it at leat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DDT
    I know a guy who while waking down the the street with his Russian girlfriend was stopped by a cop. The cop demanded money or sex with the girl.
    Gotta ask.. (cringe) which one did this guy you know offer?
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    The guy did not offer up money or his girl. The girl was trying to talk the cop out of demanding money for the "fine" to be imposed on her foriegn boyfriend. So the cop decided he would accept sex with her as payment instead. She went along with it and told the cop that she would met him at a certain place but instead but she and her boyfriend left the area and did not come back. She said the cop was angry at seeing a Russian girl with a foriegner. The cop had muttered something about " All the prettiest and best girls being taken out of Russia".
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    I'd be happy to oblige you. But I don't fight those who are weaker than me, so if you attack me, I may have to force myself to turn the other cheek.
    I think we have differing opinions about the point of an argument. You seem to think that it is about victory, about destroying an opponent. Your boxing metaphor could not have highlighted this more clearly. My idea of an argument is that both sides can learn to understand someone else’s point of view. I enjoy hearing about peoples opinions, and knowing that if I give an opinion I won't be personally insulted by belligerent and condescending remarks. I invite you to think about what kind of board you want here. If it is just way for getting out your anger on anonymous people, then I question your presence on a board intended for learning.

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