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Poll: Cops Biggest Threat to Foreigners

If you are afraid of the police, you’re not alone. A City Hall-sponsored survey has found that foreigners living in Russia consider the police to be the greatest threat to their personal safety. “The greatest danger, we were surprised to find out and have to admit, is perceived to be the police.” Georgy Muradov, head of the city’s international affairs department, told a City Hall meeting Monday. The survey, titled “Safety in Moscow Through Foreign Eyes,” is the last in a four-part series of surveys meant to gauge the city’s image abroad. The most recent survey asked foreigners how safe they felt in Moscow and what they considered to be the greatest dangers here. The police took the most criticism from the 40 foreigners surveyed, regardless of their origin. Full Story

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