Vladimir79 wrote:Regular wrote:Umm, safety? Care to elaborate? Oops already seen Your message page agoVladimir79 wrote:Kaliningrad... nothing trumps safety.
I am quite frequent guest there, not a fan of escorts or drugs/alcohol so I knew none of these things.
Kaliningrad for me doesn't leave any outstanding impression.
The question was where would you live in Russia. Simple answer is there is no great place to live in Russia. I have had my flat cleaned out twice, my car stolen twice, my pockets picked and three insurance scams filed against me between 7 years in Perm and Moscow. Kaliningrad might be boring, but it is predictable and when you know the routine you are safe. I had to move my mother out of Beslan, for obvious reasons, over a decade ago and she resides in Kaliningrad for the last four years. It is the only place in the country her little pension is actually enough I don't have to send her money anymore and worry about her getting robbed. Much less getting gunned down by separatists.
Yeah, Northern Caucasus is a mess. Is there any hope that it will become a civilized place? I guess not as long as Chechens and other radical Muslims live there.