Gorod Sankt-Peterburg Local Customs

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Gorod Sankt-Peterburg Local Customs

  • Traditions and Habits

    Saint Petersburg Local Customs

    I don't want to hurt someone's feelings or sth I just wanted to say what I saw. As regards cashiers, this is a disaster. Not all of them, but so many cashiers in Petersburg are rude! I mean, I live in Tallinn and our cashiers don't have this strain when serving the customer. So you need to be ready that in museums or eating places you can be met...

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  • Something Special

    Saint Petersburg Local Customs

    Russia has a wide range of local beers. I tried a few different brands and found them all tasty. Among them were Baltika, Tinkoff, Botchkarev and Nevsky. One of the most popular Russian beers is Baltika which has also a brewery in St. Petersburg. Their different brands are identifiable by a number on the label. My favourite is Baltika 3, which is...

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  • Foreign Languages

    Saint Petersburg Local Customs

    When travelling to Russia be prepared that almost everything is only written in cyrillic letters. Only at airports, a few main train stations and the main sights you will find some English translations. The metro for example doesn't have any English translations. Apart from that not many people speak English. So when you are travelling without a...

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  • Museums

    Saint Petersburg Local Customs

    Women are not allowed to wear high heel shoes in some museums, especially in Hermitage. These destroy the floor material and create quite a noise with the echo of big exhibitions halls. Those with high heels are enabled a kind of shoe cover.

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  • Monuments

    Saint Petersburg Local Customs

    Downtown St Petersburg covers a vast area with its many districts and islands, each of which have their own characteristics. It's therefore difficult to define exactly where the city centre is. Even if you consider the main street, Nevsky Prospekt, as a candidate you have to bear in mind that the street is over four kilometres long and only runs...

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  • City Parks

    Saint Petersburg Local Customs

    Hi, it was a big swing set in the park between St.Isaac Cathedral and the Peter's I monument, by the embankment and Admiralty. It is very good to play in the Summer garden too. It is 30 min walk with child from your place by the Hermitage along the Millionnaya street, Mars field and Summer garden entrance from the embankment side. Enjoy your walks!

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  • Eating Out

    Saint Petersburg Local Customs

    Bliny are flat pancakes which are usually stuffed with different fillings from sweet to sour. Amon them are sour cream, jam, honey, mushrooms, ham, cheese or even fish. They are often eaten for breakfast, but you also get them from small kiosks all around St. Petersburg. A bliny costs about 30 Rubles (2005).

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  • Theaters and Concert Halls

    Saint Petersburg Local Customs

    Better known in the west as the Kirov Ballet (the name it received during the Soviet era), this historic theater recently returned to its original designation (which honored Alexander II's wife Maria). The Mariinsky was built in 1860 as an opera house, but its reputation rests largely on the ballet that was added to its repetoire two decades...

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  • The Hermitage Ensemble

    The Hermitage Ensemble is one of the most famous architectural landmarks of Leningrad. It includes the Winter Palace, the small Hermitage and the Hermitage Theatre.All was built in the 18th century.It will need weeks to see all exposures.

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