How it works:
- Violent crime (UNODC’s stats):
- Victims of intentional homicide per 100,000 inhabitants per year: 10.8 (2016) vs global average: 8.2 (2016), Europe average: 1.5 (2016).
- Unexploded mines and munitions in Chechnya, Dagestan and Ingushetia republics and Stavropol region.
- North Caucasus Region (e.g. Chechnya, North Ossetia, Ingushetia, Dagestan, Stavropol, Karachayevo-Cherkessiya, and Kabardino-Balkariya): terrorist attacks, civil unrest, kidnappings and frequent counter terrorism operations.
- Ukraine – Russia border (Rostov Oblast): armed clashes and violence with significant military presence.
- Georgia – Russia border
- Moscow, St. Petersburg and the North Caucasus region have all seen attacks by Daesh.
- Civil unrest:
- Demonstrations may occur.
What to do:
- In general:
- Stay alert, avoid secluded areas, travelling alone at night and flaunting valuables.
- Monitor local media in case of terrorist threats and civil unrest.
- Travelscams.org’s Travel Safety Monitor (TraSM) can track crime trends, terrorism news and risk levels, upcoming significant dates, civil unrest and more for you. Click to learn more.
- United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
- U.S. Department of State travel advisory
- UK Government foreign travel advice
- Government of Canada travel advisory
- Australia Government travel advice