Although the police in Kiev are no angels, they don’t, unlike their counterparts in Moscow, routinely pester foreigners for documents and bribes. Founded in 1936 by local artist Hazel Salmi, the Richmond Art Center is a Bay Area cultural institution.
The African-American population in Richmond was 22% African-American as of 2015, while it was 44% African-American in 1990.
Crimes perpetrated against visitors are generally low level.
Acts of mindless drunken violence such as those which commonly occur in British cities are rare.
Street scams are frequently reported by other websites and government agencies as being fairly commonplace in Kiev.
We personally doubt whether they are as widespread as made out.