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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Russia Criticizes Poland

WARSAW, Poland -- Russia has asked Poland to protect Russian visitors better from robbers and other criminals, but Polish authorities said the tourists were often preyed upon by their own countrymen.

A spokesman for the Russian Embassy in Warsaw, Vladislav Vybornov, said Tuesday that the mission had sent a note to Poland's Foreign Ministry complaining about attacks on Russians travelling through the country in long-distance coaches or trains.

A coach bound for Hamburg with tourists from Moscow was stopped in southwestern Poland last Thursday by five Russian-speaking armed men, who took about 240,000 zlotys ($69,000) from the passengers.