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  • Thailand News

    Spitting mad: Russian tourist’s traffic light tantrum in Phuket

    A Russian man spat on a Thai woman and tried to slap her at Wat Naka Intersection in Phuket on May 29 in anger over a traffic light misunderstanding. The 46 year old Thai woman, Phatchareeya Rattanatorrakarn, accompanied by her husband, Boonyong Burirak, filed a complaint against the Russian at Vichit Police Station at 2pm on May 29. Phatchareeya said…

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    Russian commits suicide in Pattaya over sexual assault charge

    A Russian man reportedly committed suicide by jumping from the 29th floor of a Pattaya condominium yesterday, June 3, allegedly due to stress over a sexual assault charge. The 38 year old Russian man, Roman Vlasenko, was found lifeless outside the 35-storey condominium in the Bang Lamung district of Pattaya at around noon yesterday. Vlasenko was wearing a dark blue…

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    Russian nominee business bust exposes 1.5 billion baht scandal

    In a dramatic crackdown on illegal businesses in Phuket, 231 suspects, including 98 foreign nationals, mostly Russians, have been arrested, revealing a scandal worth over 1.5 billion baht. The Economic Crime Suppression Division (ECSD), under the directive of the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) commissioner Police General Jirabhop Bhuridej, raided several accounting and real estate firms on the island. The operation…

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    Russian ruse: Massive Thai visa scam exposed

    Thai police dismantled a sprawling network that illegally enabled foreigners, predominantly Russians, to secure long-term stays in Thailand through deceptive company setups. This elaborate scheme, orchestrated by a 45 year old Russian woman and her Thai accomplice, has rocked the idyllic province of Phuket. Police revealed that the Russian mastermind arrived in Thailand in 2012 and, alongside a Thai woman,…

  • Crime News

    Pattaya man calls for support to repatriate overstaying Russians

    A Thai apartment owner reached out to the Thai authorities to help an overstaying Russian man and his two daughters in Pattaya as they faced financial constraints preventing a return to their home country. The Russian originally fled with his girls to escape the ongoing conflict between his home country and Ukraine. The apartment owner alerted the Chon Buri Provincial…

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    Brit’s fatal punch kills Russian, after sexual advances on daughter

    A Russian party attendee at a Pattaya pool villa met his demise after being on the receiving end of a fatal punch from a British man, following his alleged unwarranted sexual advances on the man’s daughter. The incident unfolded in the early hours of yesterday, sending shockwaves through the community and prompting swift police action. The altercation occurred at a…

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    Russian man critical after assault at Chon Buri pool villa party

    A 36 year old Russian man is in critical condition after being assaulted at a pool villa party in Chon Buri yesterday. The incident occurred early at a villa in Nong Prue, Bang Lamung. The suspect fled amid the chaos following the attack. Deputy Inspector at Pattaya City Police Station, Pansan Krongsith led the team to the scene after responding…

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    Reckless Russian: Drunk driver kills Thai woman, injures man

    A Russian man, reportedly drunk, crashed his car into a motorcycle in Pattaya in the early hours of this morning, killing a Thai woman and seriously injuring a Thai man. Sawang Boriboon Rescue Foundation was alerted to a car accident on Sukhumvit Road in the Bang Lamung district of Pattaya at about 4am today, May 21. They rushed to the…

  • Crime News

    From Russia with blow: Cocaine bust nets three Nigerians

    A Russian man‘s arrest in Wichit for cocaine possession has led to the apprehension of three Nigerian nationals, identified as significant drug dealers in Phuket. The Immigration Bureau announced these arrests during a press conference held yesterday in Bangkok. The operation began in early April following a tip-off regarding a 38 year old Russian national, referred to as Denis (not…

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    Phuket Airport: Swedish-Russian man nabbed for extortion

    In a dramatic twist at Phuket International Airport, immigration officers apprehended a 25 year old Swedish-Russian man, just as he was about to flee to Kuala Lumpur. The arrest follows a disturbing incident of robbery and extortion that left a young Russian woman traumatised. Police Lieutenant General Ittipol Ittisarnronnachai, the commissioner of the Immigration Bureau, disclosed the details of the…

  • Phuket News

    Russian woman dies in tragic Phuket’s bypass road accident

    A fatal accident occurred early this morning on Phuket’s bypass road when a 23 year old Russian woman was hit and killed by a pickup truck. The unfortunate event happened on the southbound lanes, near the Samkong Underpass. Phuket City Police responded to the distress call at 2.17am. Upon arriving at the scene, alongside Kusoldharm Foundation rescue workers, they discovered…

  • Crime News

    Russian arrested in Phuket for illegal mushroom possession

    A 29 year old Russian national was arrested in Phuket for possessing hallucinogenic buffalo dung mushrooms, a substance classified under Thailand’s Type 5 narcotics, without permission. The arrest occurred today, May 9, during a coordinated operation by police in Patong, a district in the Kathu area of the island. The operation, led by police chiefs Chalermchai Hernsawat and Sompron Surin,…

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    Russian man found dead in Bangkok canal with multiple cuts

    Locals discovered the dead body of a Russian man in the Hua Lamphong Canal in Bangkok yesterday. He bore more than 10 cut wounds on his wrists. Officers from the Bangrak Police Station investigated the body of the Russian man at around 8am yesterday. Locals in the area spotted the body in the Hua Lamphong Canal near Soi Santiphap in…

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    Russian tourist loses bag on Pattaya’s Jomtien Beach

    A Russian tourist lost her bag, which contained personal items and cash, had mysteriously vanished on Jomtien Beach, Pattaya on Wednesday night. The Russian tourist, Ksenia Testik, made a report at 11.06pm on Wednesday to Police Lieutenant Colonel Chonlawit Athipansi, the Deputy Inspector at the Pattaya Police Station. Testik was not alone during this ordeal. A special services officer was…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand Video News | Government to replace military installed Senate, reduce powers, New Visa-free policy announced for Russia

    In this Thailand video news, Alex and Jay cover the stories across Thailand. Beginning with the significant changes are underway as the government sets its sights on replacing the military-installed Senate, aiming to curtail its powers. Simultaneously, a new horizon emerges for Russian travelers with the announcement of a visa-free policy. Amidst these political shifts, Lop Buri finds itself embroiled…

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    Thailand offers visa-free travel to Russian visitors for 3 months

    Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin today announced that Thailand is offering a visa-free scheme to Russian visitors for three months from May 1 to July 31. PM Srettha held a press conference at Government House at 11.50am, today, April 23, following a Cabinet meeting earlier in the day. In a part of his speech, the 62 year old Thai PM mentioned…

  • Business News

    Oil prices surge amid Middle East tensions and Russia-Ukraine war

    Tensions in the Middle East and ongoing conflicts between Russia and Ukraine have elevated crude oil prices. Notwithstanding the fragile global economic climate, crude oil prices experienced a dip in the first quarter of the year, as the OPEC+ group of producers continued to restrict supply. Near the start of April 2024, the ICE Brent crude oil price has reached…

  • Road deaths

    Russian tourist dies in Phuket motorbike crash near Big Buddha

    A Russian tourist tragically lost his life in a motorbike accident near Kata School on Patak Road in Karon, Phuket. The incident occurred at 5.50am today, April 17, when the tourist, Pavel, lost control of his Honda PCX and plunged into a ditch. His wife, who was riding a pillion, sustained minor injuries. They were en route to visit the…

  • Phuket News

    Five Russians jailed in Phuket for kidnapping and crypto extortion

    Five Russian men have been sentenced to two years each in prison for kidnapping and extorting a Russian couple. The incident took place in Phuket Town earlier this year. The verdict was confirmed by the Phuket Provincial Court yesterday. The names of the culprits were not disclosed in the court’s announcement. They were initially sentenced to a jail term of…

  • Thailand News

    ‘Land of Smiles’ fast becoming ‘Land of Russian Crime’

    Maybe Thailand should rebrand its Land of Smiles moniker to the Land of Russian Crime after yet another Russian man was nabbed for criminal activity. Yesterday, a 36 year old Russian national added his name to a catalogue of former Soviet block criminals arrested for reportedly operating illegal activities. Russian Ibragim Gaitukiev was arrested for allegedly running an unauthorised cryptocurrency…

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    3 Russians and Thai arrested for illegally running Phuket restaurant

    Police arrested three Russian men and one Thai nominee for illegally operating a restaurant in the Thalang district of Phuket. More than 80 million baht was found circulating in their bank accounts. Provincial Police Region 8 and Phuket Provincial Police officers told Phuket Hotnews that they received a tip-off about suspicious foreigners who frequently gathered at a restaurant called Octopus.…

  • Business News

    Thai condo market dominated by Chinese and Russian investors

    Foreign buyers from China and Russia dominated the Thai condominium market in 2023, as per data from the Real Estate Information Center (REIC). The report disclosed a total of 14,449 units, valued at 73.2 billion baht, were purchased by international buyers, marking a 25% increase from 2022. Chinese investors led the way, acquiring 6,614 units, approximately 46% of the total…

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    Thai police suspect Russian and Thai firms in money laundering

    Police in Phuket yesterday and today carried out a series of eight raids prompted by suspicions of a Russian man’s involvement in money laundering and the establishment of fraudulent companies by certain Thais. These sham firms were purportedly set up to aid foreigners in obtaining visas and work permits, as revealed by Police Major General Montree Theskhan, the commander of…

  • Phuket News

    Two more Russians arrested for illegal tour guiding in Phuket

    Phuket’s popular tourist spots, Laem Phromthep and Big Buddha viewpoint in Karon, were the scenes of two more arrests involving Russian nationals working unlawfully as tour guides. The Phuket Tourist Police disclosed the arrests yesterday. A 37 year old man, Iurii Blazhko, was apprehended at the Laem Phromthep parking area. He was observed leading a group of tourists from a…

  • Thailand video news

    Thaiger Video News | Russian couples dine and dash scam exposed in Phuket, Intense heatwave sees temperatures hit 40c

    In the latest news from Thailand, a scandal involving Russian couples engaging in dine-and-dash schemes has been uncovered in Phuket. Meanwhile, an unusual phenomenon has occurred as millions of krill mysteriously washed ashore in Phuket, leaving locals baffled. In Bangkok, a dispute among teenage gangs escalated to the alarming discovery of grenades and guns. Additionally, Thailand is grappling with an…

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    Russian couple’s dine and dash attempt exposed in Phuket restaurant

    A shameless cheating Russian couple insisted they had settled their bill at a Phuket restaurant after being accused of attempting to dine and dash. They later falsely incriminated a Thai waitress of theft but their deception was exposed by CCTV footage, forcing them to apologise and settle the bill. The restaurant shared security footage of the incident on a Facebook…

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    Russian tourist arrested for violent conduct in Phuket hotel

    A Russian man was apprehended at a hotel in Karon, Phuket, for causing a public disturbance and engaging in violent behaviour. The incident, which occurred earlier this week, prompted Karon Police to issue a stern warning to all foreigners against unruly, alcohol-fuelled conduct. The alert came in response to a Tuesday night altercation that resulted in a police officer resorting…

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    Russian graffiti vandals busted in Patong

    The two Russian men on a graffiti rampage after a booze-fuelled escapade in Patong, Phuket, have been arrested. Police Major General Saranyu Chamnarnrat, Deputy Chief of the Provincial Police Region 8, revealed the arrest of the Russian vandals today. Identified as 23 year old Evgenii Egorov and 22 year old Oleg Shirshov, the spray-painting mischievous pair were nabbed from a dormitory…

  • Crime News

    Rouble trouble: Russian woman fined for assaulting pregnant Thai

    The violent Russian woman who blamed her period for assaulting a pregnant Thai woman in Koh Pha Ngan has been fined 500 baht and handed a suspended 15-day jail sentence. Immigration authorities in Surat Thani are deliberating whether to revoke her visa due to the criminal offence. Alena Kupriyanova, the Russian woman in question, confessed to kicking the shop owner,…

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    Fourth Russian woman nabbed for illicit sexual services in Phuket

    A fourth Russian woman has been arrested in Wichit, Phuket for providing illicit sexual services. The suspect, only identified as 22 year old Marina, a Russian national, was nabbed on Monday, March 18, during a clandestine operation at a local hotel. According to reports from Wichit Police, as relayed to the Phuket Express, the arrest was prompted by concerned citizens…