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  • Personal Observations

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    I was so happy to meet Igor and do a free tour with him because he's so knowlegable about his city. I recommend Igor Rogovtsev to show you around Saint Petersburg. His company is called "Saint-Petersburg Feel Free Tour". You can contact Igor +79045188851 His website is www.feelfreetour.net or infofeelfreetour@gmail.com

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  • Canals and Rivers

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    Why not have a boat trip along the city canals and rivers, which will allow you to see the buildings from different angles and to enjoy the city sites - the splendid samples of the old Russian architecture. walking along the city canals and living there for a year.

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  • Architecture

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    St. Petersburg was founded by Tsar Peter the Great in 1703, so it celebrated its 300th anniversary in 2003. The tsars employed the best architects and artists from Western Europe to build St. Petersburg. Most of the Baroque or Classizism style buildings were worked out by Italian, French, Dutch or German people, therefore St. Petersburg is...

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  • Guidebooks

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    Most facilities in the center are portable toilets. Sometimes on Palace Square you will see toilet buses. Generally WC are all 10 rubles. For free in 5-star hotels, McDonalds and other restaurants. Marble and gold WC in nice hotels like Grand Hotel Europe or Dostoevsky Hotel.

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  • Weather

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    St. Petersburg gets all four seasons, sometimes a bit unpredictably. The long days of white nights in June do not mean it will be always warm, carry a sweater and umbrella! It can rain most any time of year, though January and February are the coldest and there will be a glaze of ice on sidewalks. Beign by teh Finaldn gulf, the air can often be...

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  • Monuments

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    Our first stop where we got out to take pictures was along the river at what the guide said were lighthouses (there were two) but which the travel literature called Rostrums. Apparently several times a year, they build a fire at the top of it in a kind of bazaar thing (I find that it is a gas light). Stuck onto the side are ship bows which the...

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  • Parks and Squares

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    This towering triumphal column was erected in 1833 as a somewhat belated monument to the defeat of Napoleon in 1812. Designed by Auguste de Montferrand, who also designed St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Alexander Column was hewn from the rock face of a cliff in Karelia over a period of two years, requiring the labors of thousands of workers. It was then...

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  • Visas and Documents

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    La verdad es que ya no estamos acostumbrados a este tipo de requisitos , pero para visitar Rusia es necesario , al menos para los Españoles seguir los siguientes pasos : Visa : No intentes ir al consulado Ruso , pues hay que sacar la visa a través de alguna de las agencias oficiales . Nosotros sacamos la visa y las invitaciones con Iberrusia (...

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  • Museums

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    Hermitage Museum - I did the cruise ship visit to St Petersburg last month. We visted Catherine's Palace in Pushkin first in the morning so we arrived to the Hermitage in the afternoon. The cruise ships have tour guides so the cruise ship visitors do not wait in the ticket lines. Most cruise ships stop running the Northern Europe route the end of...

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  • Nevsky Avenue

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    I spent almost a whole day sightseeing along St. Petersburg's main avenue Nevsky Prospekt. It leads from the Admirality in the west via Moskow Railway Station to the Aleksandr Nevsky Monastery in the east. Some interesting buildings along Nevsky Prospekt are: School building with memorial (no. 14), Lutheran Petri Church (No. 22-24), Kazan...

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  • Hermitage

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    The most known symbol of the city, which is certainly on the list-to-see of any tourist in St Petersburg, is Winter Palace. The first building was begun to build in 1716 for Peter I The Great, the founder of the Northern Capital of Russia (it was rather comfortable house for the family in winter times, that's why the word "winter" is binded to the...

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  • Cathedrals and Churches

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    St. Petersburg has many churches all around the town. Most of them are Russian Orthodox Churches, but other denominations can be found as well. Especially the wide Nevsky Prospekt is lined with churches of all denominations and therefore Alexander Dumas called it "the street of religious tolerance". During Soviet times many churches were closed...

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  • St.Peter and St.Paul's Fortress

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    Opposite to Winter Palace on Neva River, there is the first construction of the city, Sts Peter and Pavel Fortress. The fortress was found by Peter I the Great in May of 1703 (the year of the foundation of the city). The fortress, in spite of its military name, never been under the siege or took part in the battles. But it was used as a prison in...

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  • City Environs

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    For the early birds: come to Peterhof before 9 a.m. and enter the Lower Garden free of charge. That is what I do. I love the nature and solitude. Have some seeds and feed the squirrels. They switch on the fountains at 10 a.m.

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  • Bridges

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    The simple but beautiful Post Office Bridge (Potschtamski most) crosses the Moika Canal near the Yusupov Palace and Bolshaya Morskaya ulitsa. The stay (steel chain) is buried in a core of mortar and stone beds are angled into the ground to bear the vertical load, making the design a product of function. One of the smaller pedestrian bridges, the...

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  • Theaters and Concert Halls

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    The most prices for tickets in museums and theaters differ for locals and foreigners. If anybody (non Russian) works or studies in SPb and have a paper with confirmation about a job in SPb then he (or she) can buy tickets for local prices. Women who check tickets in theaters (for example in Mariinsky) are very experienced: they can see who is who....

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  • Housing.

    A tour guide told us flats built in the Stalin era are the most sought after in Sankt Peterburg (Leningrad), because they are large and well-built.Here are a few more residential area pictures of post-Stalin, late-Soviet era flats.

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  • Cruise ships.

    Smaller cruise ships, i.e. under about 40,000 tons, conveniently moor in the river that goes through the city centre.

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  • St Peterburg's 'green lungs'.

    Along the city's main shopping & business street, Nevsky Prospect, are green areas with fountains etc..

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  • Residential areas.

    The Pribaltiyskaya Hotel is in a residential area: so if you stay there, it's easy to see some of the suburbs where the Russians live.

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  • The Bronze Horseman

    The monument was built by order of the Empress Catherine the Great as a tribute to her famous predecessor on the Russian throne, Peter the Great. Being a German princess by birth, she was eager to establish a line of continuity with the earlier Russian monarchs. For that reason an inscription on the monument reads in Latin and Russian: Petro Primo...

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  • The Nowadays sphinx

    This is the modern sphinx. It is in the coast of River Neva. In the opposite coast is famous prision 'Kresti" ("Croses") with very ineresting specific architecture.

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  • The Historical sphinx

    It is the real sphinx from Egypt. Russian queen Ekaterina II liked history very much. She commanded to collect art and historical things from all the world. There are two sphinxes from Egypt in the bound of University.

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  • St.Petersburg's sphinxes

    Sankt Petersburg is the city of sphinxes. This sphinx is Egyptian Bridge's part. The Egyptain Bridge spanning the River Fontanka.

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  • Waterworks in Petergof3

    There is an antique theme in the bigest part of Petergof's waterworks. For example this waterwork "Adam".

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  • Waterworks in Petergof

    There are many waterworks in Petergof (Petrodvorec). The biggest of them you can see in the photo. It is Samson riping lion's jaw. The waterwork connected with the Baltic Sea's Finland bay by stylish canal.

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  • In the very begining of St.Petersburg

    The building of sankt Petersburg was start from Zayachy Island. There is the church of Peter and Pavel. There are all Russia's kings were buried. It is an orthodox church, but it's architecture style is like Romanism churches.

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  • Isaak cathedral

    One of the popular architectural monument in Sankt Petersburg is the cathedral of Isaak. People can go overhead of the cathedral and enjoy the impressive view of the city.

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  • the old kind of Russian shop

    The shops in " Unvermag "1 box only in this counter - when everything is sold, the shop is empty and waiting for the next box to arrive......maybe today, maybe tomorrow or next week - we will see...This is one of the pics, I have taken inside the shop.Of course I tried to make sure, nobody will see me taking that pic, otherwise I might have been...

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  • YHИBEPMAГ

    YHИBEPMAГ - shopping the old russian wayIt was quite an experience, to do some shopping in Leningrad of 1985 in the big Russian Shopping-centre " Univermag " ( YHИBEPMAГ )It was a big building with plenty of arcades, but most of the vitrines were simply EMPTY...or they had just a very few goods on display

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  • Back in 1985...

    Do not forget, that in 1985 everything looked much different. Never a single smiling person, - not in a shop, - not in a bus, -nowhere . As a russian once told us: ' there are not much reasons for a russian to smile ' - maybe that's why.(And for a sentence like this, said to the wrong person, he would have risked prison for some time ! )

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