Comparing to what it was like - of course.
At least now we're not afraid to talk or hang out with strangers. And it's not dangerous to say that you don't like what your goverment does.
I've talked to a british girl who planned to go to Russia on her gap year but didn't do it because she got scared. That's not that bad, really, and nothing to be afraid of.
I assure you, there are no bears walking through the city or people drinking vodka on every corner. (And we also don't get too much caviar!))
In fact, it seems that russians like foreigners much more than each other. For many people Europe is still some kind of a symbol of freedom a happiness - and we adore everything and everyone that comes from it.
I suppose Russia is just a very unlucky and a very unhappy country to get so many bastard leaders in a row... (Though, of course, it is partly our fault.)
I am very sorry about what they have done to this country, but, francly, i wouldn't like to live in here for my whole life.
This is all a dreadful mistake.