One of the most dangerous countries in the world: Russia found an alternative to the beaches of "bad Europe", already agitating people
Isolated from the civilized world and popular resorts, Russians have found an alternative to "bad Europe." It is Sierra Leone, a West African country where Ukrainians are advised to stay with bodyguards due to the high crime rate.
Russia, however, sincerely recommends visiting the beaches of Sierra Leone with families, even if they have a higher price. This advice was published by a Russian news agency. spreading online (scroll to the bottom of the page to see the photo).
The propagandists describe the beaches of the dangerous African country as "the most beautiful" and boast of the established tourism. The Russian media calls Sierra Leone "an alternative to closed European resorts" but does not mention the high crime rate, the risk of catching a fever or epidemics.
African Foreign Minister Timothy Kabba has officially declared his country's "openness" to Russian tourists. He urged Russians to explore "a new tourist experience." Sierra Leone's ambassador to Russia, Mohamed Yongawo, also noted that his people are very hospitable and that "the country is 99.9% safe."
Russian media reported that their readers were enthusiastic about the offer, even though the state does not offer profitable and cheap vacation opportunities.
However, there is one advantage for tourists from Russia in the African country. They are unlikely to meet Ukrainians there because they were warned of the danger.
The website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine states, "Robberies of apartments, especially those inhabited by people of European descent, are extremely common in Sierra Leone. Most residential burglaries are committed by small groups of well-organized, armed bandits who are not afraid of confrontation and are often armed with machetes or homemade firearms. Expats are often the targets of such attacks."
Ukrainians who intend to stay in the country for a long time have been advised to hire bodyguards, not to carry valuables, avoid crowds, not to take taxis and not to walk alone after 6 p.m. It is difficult to imagine a pleasant and safe vacation under these conditions. However, Russia tries to "sell" the place to its people.
Until 2002, the country had been in a civil war for 11 years between the forces of the central government and the United Revolutionary Front. During this time, numerous cases of extreme cruelty against civilians were reported.
The media, including Russian ones, call Sierra Leone one of the most dangerous countries in the world. The death penalty is not prohibited here, the mortality rate from various diseases is very high, and foreign diplomats are even forbidden to leave the city at night. Thus, visitors from other countries cannot be protected by their government 24 hours a day.
Earlier, OBOZREVATEL wrote that Russian tourists in many countries face disrespectful attitudes. To avoid angry looks and fair words, Russians have invented a mean and cynical "life hack", which is pretending to be Ukrainians.