MOSCOW, April 12 (RIA Novosti) - Russia's Foreign
Ministry on Sunday advised Russian citizens against visiting
the capital of Thailand where a state of emergency was declared
over protests staged by the opposition.
"The Russian Foreign Ministry recommends Russian citizens
to carefully weigh the expediency of trips to Thailand during
the period of the state of emergency," the ministry said in a
statement, adding that there were clashes in Bangkok between
police and protesters.
Protests in Thailand started in March this year after the
government allocated 9 million low-paid Thai workers assistance
worth $55 each. Protestors called the assistance "bribery" and
said the cabinet had come to power illegally.
A summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations
(ASEAN) in Pattaya, Thailand, was canceled on Saturday over
protests staged by the opposition.