LGBTQ travelers may face an increased risk of being targeted for homophobic crimes in Russia. Multiple attacks have been reported including the assault of a French gay couple in St. Petersburg during the World Cup in 2018.
When traveling in Russia it is important to understand the cultural differences and research the risks. Please read our article Travel Safety Tips for LGBTQ
Considering secure transportation, accompanied by an experienced local Executive Protection officer will significantly improve your safety when traveling in Russia.