Erm... Is it a political forum or figure skating forum? Sometimes I wonder... Nobody invaded anything. The Crimea had a referendum where its citizens voted for joining Russia. But who cares...The USA, the country that practically invaded Iraq, just loves to picture Russia as an evil center. The anti-gay law (debatable as it is) does exist but I don't remember any complaints from Olympics. Moreover, the athletes seemed to be pleased by the organization. And nobody is stupid enough to violate an international event on such level. I was there - the level of security was really high. The crowd was terrible for many reasons, and I'm not sure it will be much better at Worlds. It happened historically that the biggest part of figure skating audience lives in the north, not south of Russia. Moscow or St.Petersburg would be completely different story. But politics and prejudices aside, I vote for Helsinki. This country truly loves figure skating, I love how they organize Finlandia Trophy and, well, it's really easier and cheaper to get there.