From our point of view its absolutely safe in Russia, especially in Siberia. People are friendly, drivers ride safe, roads are in good conditions. Driving manners are not very good in the Southern regions of Russia (Sochi, Crimea, it's like in Sicily there). Also in the eternal frost area in small villages and towns its very poor level of life and we advise you not to go there alone, especially late in the evening. People live there for 100 Euro per months, extensively drink vodka, can be aggressive being drunk.