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Growing concerns over safety of Russian tourists in Europe and Beyond

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Internetintelligence.eu – Recent incidents of violence against Russian tourists and individuals abroad have raised alarm and sparked concerns over the safety of Russian travelers in Europe and beyond. Reports of attacks and mistreatment in various countries have prompted authorities to assess the risks faced by Russian tourists in popular destinations.

In one incident, a tourist from the outskirts of Moscow was assaulted by employees of a five-star hotel in the Turkish resort town of Side. The victim intervened on behalf of another holidaymaker and suffered severe head injuries as a result. However, the motive behind the attack remains unclear, leaving uncertainty whether it was specifically targeted at his Russian origin.

Similarly, another Russian tourist tragically lost his life in Istanbul, Turkey, after being stabbed multiple times in the Beyoglu district. The motive for this attack also remains unknown.

The Russian tourist, “Russian Vyacheslav Vasilievich Nesiporchuk”, lost his life in the “Beyoglu” district of Istanbul

In Alanya, Turkey, yet another Russian tourist faced violence, this time at the Noxinn Deluxe Hotel, where he was assaulted by three hotel employees. An Ukrainian source reported that the hotel security personnel stated, “they are Russians, they deserved it, they should be treated like that.”

Reports of targeted attacks on Russian tourists have also emerged from Poland, Spain, and Thailand. In Spain, a group of intoxicated Russians allegedly attempted to assault a Ukrainian immigrant working at a bar, leading to a confrontation with onlookers. Likewise, in Thailand, a Russian tourist was injured in an attack by a group of guards at a go-go bar on Pattaya’s walking street.

Furthermore, cruiseship operators have faced challenges with Russian tourists. The Astoria Grande cruise ship, carrying around 800 passengers, including Russians, had to leave the Georgian Black Sea port of Batumi after protests erupted due to some Russian tourists expressing support for Russia’s 2008 war against Georgia.

The incidents have resulted in growing concerns among Russian tourists, who are now taking precautionary measures such as removing the Russian flag from their vehicles’ license plates to minimize potential vandalism.

The rise in reported incidents has raised questions about an anti-Russia sentiment in some European countries and neighboring regions. Destinations like Turkey and Georgia, popular among Russian tourists, have witnessed troubling incidents, but specific examples from other European countries have been limited due to travel restrictions and challenges in reaching these destinations.

While the safety concerns for Russian tourists persist, it remains crucial for all travelers, regardless of their nationality, to exercise caution and stay informed about their destination’s safety conditions before embarking on their journeys. Authorities are closely monitoring the situation and working to address these issues to ensure the safety and security of tourists from all backgrounds.

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