Russia: 'A safe place for black people’ — Nigerian amb. to Russia

Nigerian Ambassador to Russia Steve Davies Ugbah affirmed that Russia is a «safe place for black people» who want to visit the World Cup, speaking at a press conference in Moscow on Friday. «Russia, maybe 20 years ago, I probably would have asked people coming to this country, especially black people, — be cautious about coming to Russia, because of the prevalence of racism. That was 20 years... Еще ago. Things have changed now. I have no fear walking on the streets now. So I would advise that parents — you do not have anything to worry about, the level of security that I have seen in this country is what gives me that confidence that Russia is a save place for black people», he said. The 2018 World Cup will take place from June 14 to July 15 in eleven Russian cities: Moscow, Kaliningrad, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Volgograd, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Saransk, Rostov-on-Don, Sochi and Yekaterinbur.

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