Moscow's government has published a comic book guide to etiquette
Moscow has seen a backlash of xenophobia following an influx of migrants arriving from other central Asian countries over the last few years.
Many migrants arriving are working in construction and the service sector, while some are not proficient in Russian, leading to social tension.
The comic book aims to teach foreigners what is expected of them when they arrive in Russia, using characters from traditional Russian fairy tales to inform about the local laws and to help with Russian grammar.
As well as telling guest workers how it is polite to talk to strangers on the street, for example, the comic book also covers practical matters such as what documents are needed to get a work permit.
One of the comics shows an animated version of Yuri Dolgorukiy, who founded Moscow in 1147, to lead an excursion around the city, introducing its main sights.
Other comic book characters also advise newcomers to refrain from eating in the streets as this might cause a wave of negativity from the locals.
One of the comics shows an animated version of Yuri Dolgorukiy, (pictured) who founded Moscow
The booklet can be picked up from airports, markets and immigration centres free of charge.
Its first print run was 50,000 copies and cost the Moscow government £95,970 (7million RUB.)
Some Muscovites have noted wryly that the parts concerning etiquette could even be helpful to native-born Russians.
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