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I wonder what attracts the Russians to Thailand and in particular Pattaya.

Don't they have 7Elevens in Russia?

It is one of the easist places in Asia to laundry money that is a big part of it especially in places like Pattaya and Phuket.

These must be the higher quality tourists the PM is looking to attract

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I have never seen anyone take money to the laundry.

What a strange concept.

I knew a Jewish gal that washed her money. I guess you are another worldly TVer.

if she really loves you, she will launder your cash by hand

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Pattaya is sleeping back into one of those rowdy places where you find bad mannered people. Last time I was in Pattaya, there were Russians on the same floor and they stayed up all night drunk/fighting. I got no sleep

I had the same experience in Jomtien, Soi Welcome: Full of russians, menu cards in russian. English menu cards sometimes not available. Lots of bad mannered guests, Shouting at service staff. These R..... guests are all night drunk/fighting. I got no sleep for 2 nights and left this Soi R.... !!

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Interestingly, India has ( so I'm led to believe) now changed their immigration rules in an attempt to rid places like Goa of Russians.....maybe has something to do with the increase here in Thailand....

The link indicates issues similar to what is being experienced here in Thailand....Bali is similar also

Havn't gone far enough to be able to confirm the above....

.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russians_in_India

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anybody wonders why the crime rate will go up a bit when the new russian mob has it's door in some major crime businesses like they do all over the world ?

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I wonder what attracts the Russians to Thailand and in particular Pattaya.

Don't they have 7Elevens in Russia?

Probably not, but just as many Russians, if not more go to Nha Trang and Mui Ne in Vietnam. Pattaya and Phuket still have plenty of tourists from other countries, but in Nha Trang, at least half are Russian and in Mui Ne, I'd take a guess and say 3/4 are Russians these days.

BTW there are no 7-11s in Vietnam, but they do have Circle K's, M-marts and Family Marts though.

All Co. Ltd. – the Thai franchaise-owner of Seven-elleven – is planning to expand business to Burma, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. So if the Russians do come for Seven-ellen shopping, then they will (also) flood theese countries in the future.

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I wonder what attracts the Russians to Thailand and in particular Pattaya.

Don't they have 7Elevens in Russia?

It is one of the easist places in Asia to laundry money that is a big part of it especially in places like Pattaya and Phuket.

so what your saying is every Russian charter flight into U-Tapao is full of Russians who will laundering money n Pattaya ?...wow must a real easy job for the police to catch them then..rolleyes.gif

Of course not but probably most of the Russian owned businesses they go to are connected with money laundering. And yes it probably is pretty easy for the Thai police to catch them so I am sure they just pay them off which is seems to be the main job for most of the police.

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Surely,Zhou Zhou, you mean Red square or was it a Freudian slip.

It is obviuos why the East Europeans want to come to Thailand. It is to spend all the social security money they have conned out of Britain since the fall of communism.

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