Safety in Russia
Although there can be different opinions and statistics data, in fact Russia is as safe as any other country in Europe. However, here are some basic travel safety rules that can be useful while planning a trip to Russia as the country has its peculiarities which can be slightly different from other countries.
You may find it difficult to communicate with Russians if you are not a Russian speaker, since the majority of the population does not speak English which may suddenly disorient you.
Still nowadays you can buy most of your entrance tickets to museums, cinema or any other sights through online platforms or book at your travel agency in advance. Restaurants of European cuisine can offer menu in English but mostly in large cities. Taxi drivers, unfortunately, are not able to communicate in English, so you are likely to book a transfer in advance or ask for the taxi service at a hotel reception desk. Guidebooks and city maps can be bought or dowloaded from the internet to help you navigate the itineraries.