Originally Posted by CMD.EXE
Also Moscow is one of the safest cities I've been to, Helsinki has a higher murder rate. Those blood thirsty Finns!
Not true. Finland is one of the more violent Western European countries but nothing compared to Russia.
Moscow: Murder rate: 9.6 per 100,000 (estimate, 2009?)
Helsinki: 2.55 per 100,000 (2008)
Homicide rates per 100,000:
Russia 12,7 (2009)
Finland 2,17 (2005)
On topic: I've never been very interested in India or Australia/NZ. I'd go there, but there are a lot of places I'll visit before them.