Don't think being an American will protect you in Russia.
Paul Klebnikov, an American editor of the Russian edition of Forbes magazine, was shot to death outside of his offices. Forbes had been working on publishing a series of articles, including a list of the richest Russians. Klebnikov also had articles published exposing organized crime.
After he was shot, he was left to bleed to death in the lobby of the hospital. No one was ever arrested for the crime.
That's the New Russia for you.