No specific risks for stays in large cities. However, be up to date with your vaccinations, preferably drink mineral water and be careful what you eat. In Russian and particularly Siberian forests you can be in contact with arbovirus-carrying ticks (tick-borne encephalitis), protect yourself and check carefully when you return from your hike that you have not brought back any unwanted guests. Vaccination may be recommended. Nile fever transmitted by mosquitoes in wet and swampy areas can affect parts of Russia (Volgograd, Rostov on the Don and Voronezh) where you will need to protect yourself from bites. Avoid swimming in lakes and ponds due to the risk of leptospirosis (Novosibirsk and Ekaterinburg regions). Some cases of indigenous malaria are described

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