Leave robbery to Mexicans. Russians are hard-wired thieves and tricksters. This page is to give you exampes of just how commonplace trickery is in this society. I don’t mean to be exhaustive. My aim here is to give you enough common example to allow you to feel just how treacherous the local environment is..
Apartment and hotel rates - If you see “Apartment, central, $29/night” it probably means “per person based on 6-person occupancy” and the rate is not per night but per month divided by the number of days. Not exactly the same thing. Beware of tricky phrasing! This passage was inspired by a $60/night announcement on http://24hostel.msk.ru that has “based on one month occupancy” in small print.
… Cell phone companies