"You will be killed here after dark". The Russian Foreign Ministry has found a new vacation destination for Russian tourists
Russians who cannot afford a vacation in civilized countries or are afraid to travel to pro-Ukrainian states are preparing to go on vacation to Senegal. The director of the African Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry said that "prospects are being seen in this direction," but not all tourists believed him.
The Russian Federation has confirmed that in recent years, more and more Russian travelers have been heading to Africa, where the genocide of Ukrainians is discussed less than in Europe, Asia, or the United States. Propagandists write about this.
"Sub-Saharan Africa, the most popular among Russian tourists, is traditionally Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Mauritius, and the Seychelles. Senegal and Sierra Leone show promise," said Vsevolod Tkachenko, director of the African Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry.
To keep Russians traveling to Africa, the Foreign Ministry is negotiating visa-free regimes, benefits, and direct flights with countries that are not too safe.
It's comical, but just a few years ago, Russian media outlets were spreading a story about their fellow citizens traveling to Senegal with a telling headline: "You will be killed here after dark."
In their memoirs, the Russians described a brutal knife attack they experienced near the capital Dakar. Such cases are not uncommon in the country. The website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine warns about them.
"In Senegal, the number of drug addicts has increased, who, to obtain money, commit acts of aggression against foreigners. In Dakar, cases of theft and assaults with the use of bladed weapons are most often recorded in the waterfront area. While in tourist regions, caution should also be exercised, as attacks on foreigners in these places are not uncommon," the description says.
The Russians were not told about this side of their vacation, nor were they told about the country's religious characteristics. The fact is that almost 100% of the local population is Muslim, and therefore foreigners are strongly advised to wear long skirts or pants even in the heat.
When crossing the Senegalese border, you need to have a yellow fever vaccination certificate and be aware of the risk of catching malaria or Dengue fever.
Those Russians who are aware of these peculiarities of the country were cold to the offer of a vacation in Africa.
"It's a great idea. It's been a long time since I ran away from bandits with berdankas and kalashs," "Why does the Foreign Ministry dislike us so much?" "We have survived! With such a policy as in Russia, only in Senegal will Russians be welcome," Russian commentators wrote.