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    Jun 06, 2018

    ·        Familiarize yourself with local anti-corruption laws and those of your home country to ensure full compliance.

    ·        Consider seeking appropriate advice from a qualified legal counselor.

    ·        Ensure that the business has effect compliance programs in place to effectively detect corruption, including bribery attempts.

    ·        If stopped by police, politely ask for the officer’s name, badge, and patrol car number.

    ·        If a police officer is seeming to push ahead with a bribe, state that you wish to contact your consular office about the matter.

    ·        Report all attempts to solicit bribes to your diplomatic mission


     

    Petty and high-level corruption is evident among political and business elites as well as in various government and business sectors in Russia. Corruption has typically been more prevalent in the judicial, law enforcement, and public procurement sectors. The threat to locals and foreigners alike has remained the same over the past few years, even with the recent creation of legislation to eradicate corruption.

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    May 23, 2018

    Air safety standards in Russia are notoriously inconsistent, but travelers visiting during the FIFA 2018 World Cup™ who restrict their flights to the country’s major airlines should not face elevated levels of threat. Travelers should, however, take care to avoid flying on smaller carriers, as some have inadequate safety standards, poor safety records, and questionable financial stability.

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    May 23, 2018

    The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season saw an above average number of systems and is regarded as the costliest hurricane season on record. Of the 17 named systems that developed during the 2017 season, 10 reached hurricane-strength. Six of the storms reached major (Category 3 or above) hurricane strength. Billions of dollars of damages were inflicted in the US and Caribbean, with much of the destruction attributed to hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. 

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    May 22, 2018

    This summer, Russia will host the 2018 FIFA World Cup – attracting millions of visitors from around the globe. Though Russia is a high-threat environment for LGBTQ travelers, FIFA’s anti-discrimination chief has stated that the LGBTQ community will feel safe at this summer’s events.

Avoiding Petty Corruption in Russia: What Business Travelers Need to Know

·        Familiarize yourself with local anti-corruption laws and those of your home country to ensure full compliance. ·        Consider seeking appropriate advice from a qualified legal counselor. ·        Ensure that the business has effect compliance programs in place to effectively detect corruption, including bribery attempts. ·        If stopped by police, politely ask for the officer’s name, badge, and patrol car number. ·        If a police officer is seeming to push ahead with a bribe, state that you wish to contact your consular office about the matter. ·        Report all attempts to solicit bribes to your diplomatic mission   Petty and high-level corruption is evident among political and business elites as well as in various government and business sectors in Russia. Corruption has typically been more prevalent in the judicial, law enforcement, and public procurement sectors. The threat to locals and foreigners alike has remained the same over the past few years, even with the recent creation of legislation to eradicate corruption.

Flying Safely to FIFA World Cup in Russia

Air safety standards in Russia are notoriously inconsistent, but travelers visiting during the FIFA 2018 World Cup™ who restrict their flights to the country’s major airlines should not face elevated levels of threat. Travelers should, however, take care to avoid flying on smaller carriers, as some have inadequate safety standards, poor safety records, and questionable financial stability.
2018 hurricane season

2018 Atlantic Hurricane Forecast

The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season saw an above average number of systems and is regarded as the costliest hurricane season on record. Of the 17 named systems that developed during the 2017 season, 10 reached hurricane-strength. Six of the storms reached major (Category 3 or above) hurricane strength. Billions of dollars of damages were inflicted in the US and Caribbean, with much of the destruction attributed to hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. 

LGBTQ Security Concerns Surrounding the FIFA World Cup™

This summer, Russia will host the 2018 FIFA World Cup – attracting millions of visitors from around the globe. Though Russia is a high-threat environment for LGBTQ travelers, FIFA’s anti-discrimination chief has stated that the LGBTQ community will feel safe at this summer’s events.

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