Some have called them the worst tourists on the planet.
In 2007 two Russian women were shot dead in Pattaya after an argument with their beach chair . About two years later, a young Russian man drowned on Karon Beach in Phuket.
"At times you might thing you are in Odessa at some Phuket beaches surrounded on all sides by boisterous and uncommunicative Russian, (their English or other language skills minimal?
" I have heard that this year's floods in Thailand have put off many Russians from visiting the kingdom, but that is probably just a temporary glitch, and soon they will be back in greater numbers than ever.
There are already plenty of Russian restaurants, you can virtually eat on the beach.
Direct flights from Siberia to Phuket have helped make this part of Thailand a summer retreat for increasingly well-heeled Russians.
There are so many Russian women in Phuket the city has been recommended as one of the top five cities in the world outside eastern Europe for meeting them.
Ambassador Beer Garden: Kloymaie on Russian Girls in BKK wrote: "I was last in Bangkok august and September this year. "aiwanese girls giggling snapping photos all the way in front of the DJ deck in their cute dresses.. Of course there will always be our friends from Middle East who contribute to Thailand's tourism, even Malaysia's too! Apart from being a dance club, Bed Supperclub also serves as a restaurant during the daytime until 10pm.
I meet a lot of wonderful Russian girls at the Ambassador Beer garden... And the restaurant is so unique, there are actually no menu. See the story above about police crackdowns on Russian women inside the place. Moulin Rouge: 39/2 Bangla Road (Soi Sea Dragon), Patong, Kathu, Phuket, 83150.