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Russia: 'A safe place for black people’ - Nigerian amb. to Russia01:02

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

Russian Federation, Moscow
June 8, 2018 at 21:14 GMT -00:00 · Published

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 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.

El embajador de Nigeria en Rusia, Steve Davies Ugbah considera que el territorio ruso es un gran lugar "para la gente de piel oscura" que quiere visitar el Mundial. Así lo dijo el viernes en una conferencia de prensa en Moscú.

"Tal vez hace 20 años fuera un problema en Rusia. Probablemente habría pedido a las personas, especialmente a los negros, que tengan cuidado. Eso fue hace 20 años. La sociedad ha madurado durante este tiempo. No tengo miedo de caminar por las calles de Rusia. El nivel de seguridad que he visto en este país me da confianza, Rusia es un gran país para la gente de piel oscura", dijo.

El Mundial se llevará a cabo del 14 de junio al 15 de julio en 12 estadios de 11 ciudades de Rusia: Moscú, Kaliningrado, San Petersburgo, Kazán, Volgogrado, Nizhny Nóvgorod, Samara, Saransk, Rostov-del-Don, Sochi y Ekaterinburgo.

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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 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.

El embajador de Nigeria en Rusia, Steve Davies Ugbah considera que el territorio ruso es un gran lugar "para la gente de piel oscura" que quiere visitar el Mundial. Así lo dijo el viernes en una conferencia de prensa en Moscú.

"Tal vez hace 20 años fuera un problema en Rusia. Probablemente habría pedido a las personas, especialmente a los negros, que tengan cuidado. Eso fue hace 20 años. La sociedad ha madurado durante este tiempo. No tengo miedo de caminar por las calles de Rusia. El nivel de seguridad que he visto en este país me da confianza, Rusia es un gran país para la gente de piel oscura", dijo.

El Mundial se llevará a cabo del 14 de junio al 15 de julio en 12 estadios de 11 ciudades de Rusia: Moscú, Kaliningrado, San Petersburgo, Kazán, Volgogrado, Nizhny Nóvgorod, Samara, Saransk, Rostov-del-Don, Sochi y Ekaterinburgo.

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