I am a sick man. … I am a spiteful man. I am an unattractive man… I used to be in the government service, but am no longer. I was a spiteful official. I was rude and took pleasure in being so… When petitioners used to come for information to the table at which I sat, I used to grind my teeth at them, and felt intense enjoyment when I succeeded in making anybody unhappy. I almost did succeed. For the most part they were all timid people — of course, they were petitioners. (Dostoyevsky, Notes From Underground)
According to a recent Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report from the World Economic Forum, Russia was voted among the top three most-unfriendly countries for tourists! Is this surprising?
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