I was honestly surprised to see this article in the news - Russia has declared that India is no longer on the list of safe countries to travel to. After the country revised their travel warnings for Egypt and Turkey in light of recent events, they seem to have taken a heavy handed approach and not recommended India either. Here's a snippet from the article: Amongst the destinations now identified as 'safe' are Cuba, south Vietnam and southern China. "Both India and Goa were not considered as good destinations for Russian travellers," said Ekaterina Belyakova, head of the Russian information centre. It's not just a blow for the Russian tourist whose options for sunny climes has shrunk further but for Goa's economy as well. "Over the past few years, the number of Russian tourists was not less than 50% of all foreign tourists visiting Goa. Since 2002, the number of Russian-speaking tourists has grown steadily. In 2013, the number of Russian tourists visiting Goa was 250,000," Belyakova said. What do you think about this? I was really shocked - I feel like there's no specific threat in India so it's surprising for me that they would take such an approach.