Since a more than a year, I've become very interested in Russia. It's huge size, that beautiful landscapes, the culture.....every russian I know are soooo kind and open-minded....I love it! I've started to learn the language, as it's the most beautiful language in the world and necessary to visit russia. I've already planed to visit russia next year!
However, when i'm talking with friends about it, they tell me I shouldn't do that cause russia is dangerous for tourists. Personally, I don't really give attention to those statements cause, I think, russia isn't more dangerous than every other country and that negative reputation is a result of our media here in Switzerland/Germany.
I've a friend who was in Moscow and he told me, the only dangerous thing in Moscow for example, is to drive car, because it's sooooo different how people drive compared to our country. But I wouldn't have to be scared of attacks of rassists or gangsters or whatever you hear or read when you research in the internet.
So, what would you say?