Many Russophobic media outlets are in full-flight when it comes to churning out “reports” on why Moscow and other cities that will host matches in this summer’s Football World Cup are “too dangerous” to visit. In reality, for a metropolitan area of over 12 million, Moscow is among the safest urban areas in the world for both locals and visitors alike. Moscow was just ranked number four in the world’s safest megacities for women in the world, a statistic that is typically a highly reliable barometer for overall safety. But beyond just being safe, prior to the World Cup, Moscow’s local government as well as the Russian government poured millions into modernising much of the cities historic infrastructure in order to give first time visitors both a cultural and sporting experience of a lifetime.
Independent journalist Graham Phillips knows Moscow well and has produced a feature length film on what visitors can expect from their World Cup visit to the storied metropolis. The film is a must-watch for an ideology free, first hand look at the modern face of Moscow.