The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to Chechnya, Ingushetia and Dagestan and the districts of Budyonnovsky, Levokumsky, Neftekumsky, Stepnovsky and Kursky in Stavropol Krai.
There is a high threat from terrorism. Attacks have occurred most frequently in Moscow and in the North Caucasus. The most recent attacks took place on 29 and 30 December in the city of Volgograd. You should remain vigilant in all public places. See Terrorism
Political rallies can occur in Moscow, St. Petersburg and other places across Russia. Check media for the latest information, be vigilant, and avoid any demonstrations. See Political Situation.
You should be aware of the risk of street crime. See Crime
The Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games will take place in Sochi during February and March 2014. See our advice page for spectators travelling to the games.
Large-scale public events present an attractive target for terrorists. Travellers at the Sochi games should expect increased police presence and enhanced security measures in and around both the Olympic venues and the wider Sochi area. You should maintain a high level of personal security awareness at all times and in all places. As well as monitoring this travel advice, you should monitor local media and follow the advice of local authorities.
British nationals made around 127,000 visits to Russia in 2011. Most visits are trouble-free.
Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.