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  •  Yeah, cellphones and cameras (1+ / 0-)
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    are still very expensive for the average Russian.  And the police and internal troops there would confiscate them in a second if they thought people were taking "bad" or unauthorized pictures.  They also don't have pepper spray (unless they've acquired it recently).  They just beat the crap out of you if you're a guy, or rape you if you're a woman.  Unless you have the money to pay them off that is.

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