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Annaputina64 Feb 27th, 2017 12:34 PM

Am i too dark to visit russia? Picture
Hello I am a 26 yr old female student who will be attending a six week program in Moscow. I'm a little nervous because I'm not fully white. Should I cancel? I'm willing to send a picture!
For reference I'm Italian mixed with Lithuanian I look all Italian, and have dark curly hair dark eyes olive skin what do you think?

BigRuss Feb 27th, 2017 01:13 PM

What exactly do you think Russians look like? And considering the various countries that used to be part of the Soviet Union, why do you think that?

janisj Feb 27th, 2017 01:23 PM

(If this is not a troll) - In Russia there are a lot of people with much darker skin than you.

Annaputina64 Feb 27th, 2017 04:29 PM

Well because, a quick Google Search showed people who looked like me called "gypsies" being stabbed by Russian skin heads. I'm scared because I look somewhat similar to them.

Annaputina64 Feb 27th, 2017 04:35 PM

The avatar is me

annutick Mar 1st, 2017 02:45 AM

You have absolutely nothing to worry about! A lot of russians are darker than you. And skin heads movement is not poplular here

Annaputina64 Mar 1st, 2017 07:44 AM

Thank you that's good to hear

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