Thieves in St. Petersburg stealing a camera lens from a tourist Locked

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mike55
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Re: Thieves in St. Petersburg stealing a camera lens from a tourist
In reply to 8pilot, 9 months ago

I have been to St. Petersburg and when you visit tourist attractions like the Hermitage or the Peterhof it is very normal to be surrounded by people trying to sell you guide books or souvenirs. Russia is a very good place to forget  your American John Wayne attitude. Russia to me is a scary place. There seems to be a growing gap between the rich and poor and it is not he worker's paradise it use to be. My feeling is when the gang sold that lens a piece of the profit goes to the local police so don't expect much help from them. When I was in St. Petersburg I Looked just like the tourist guy with all the camera equipment except I'm a big  guy and people tell me I look like a cop.

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