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So I have now decided to make plans to visit Ukraine to catch a soccer (football) game...Is there anything a minority like myself should be aware of.....?

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    Since you're asking the question, I presume that means you're aware of the racist incidents at football matches and other locations. My guess would be that there will be a heavy police presence for the championship, preventing incidents in and around the stadiums, but I would still exercise normal caution when out and about - try not to go out alone if you can, avoiding lonely side streets at night etc. Of course, that wouldn't have helped the fans who were beat up at a match while the police did nothing, but I would highly doubt that would be allowed to happen during Euro 2012 (after the media's packed up and left, I wouldn't be so sure.)

    The advice I just gave is the gist of the advice from the UK Foreign Office http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/your-trip/travellingfans1/Euro2012 That page also has some links to other sites that may be useful for your (kind of last minute?) planning.

    I travelled through Ukraine last summer as a solo female with no problems, but I'm white. I did witness one racist incident - a Jewish society was playing traditional music and dancing in a public square in Kiev. There was a small crowd, who seemed to be enjoying the show and joining in with the dancing with no problem, until a shirtless, probably intoxicated man joined the circle of dancers and started dancing around giving a Nazi salute. He was tackled pretty quickly, I think by other members of the Jewish society, and I think eventually taken away by the police. I was pretty shocked by this, and I'm sure that worse goes on.

    Good luck & safe travels!

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