The mortality rate on Russian roads is 3.6 times higher than on US roads.
This article discusses Russian parents who have their children pose with unchained Siberian Tigers and other dangerous animals.
Apparently there was an old Soviet joke about the red flag at the airport being your last warning (before getting on an Aeroflot flight)
When I was in Russia, I felt very unsafe anytime I was in a car, but Aeroflot was a pretty solid airline. The food wasn't bad, but the plane didn't smell too good.