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  • A very good App for learning the Cyrillic alphabet
    A very good App for learning the...
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  • You can click and hear each letter pronounced
    You can click and hear each letter...
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  • and with some exercise you can read this.......:-D
    and with some exercise you can read...
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  • 1. Personal Observations

    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...

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  • 2. Canals and Rivers

    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...

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  • 3. Architecture

    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....

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  • 4. Guidebooks

    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....

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  • 5. Monuments

    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...

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  • 6. Weather

    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...

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  • 7. Parks and Squares

    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...

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  • 8. Museums

    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...

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  • 9. Visas and Documents

    La verdad es que ya no estamos acostumbrados a este tipo de requisitos , pero para visitar Rusia es necesario , al menos para los EspaƱoles seguir los siguientes pasos : Visa : No intentes ir al...

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  • 10. Nevsky Avenue

    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...

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  • 11. Hermitage

    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...

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  • 12. St.Peter and St.Paul's Fortress

    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...

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  • 13. Cathedrals and Churches

    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...

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  • 14. Bridges

    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...

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  • 15. City Environs

    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...

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  • 16. Theaters and Concert Halls

    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...

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  • 17. St.Petersburg on the budget

    Can you believe it - St.Pete has beaten both Spain and Greece as budget travelling goes!Here is what the Backpacker Index says, placing our Northern capital as...

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  • 18. At Peterline Checkin

    Ferry checkin and Customs We were at the checkin as soon as it opened. this is really best , since there were huge lines behind us . one Asian tour had 200...

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  • 19. Customs and immigration

    We docked on time .It took about 25 minutes to clear customs . we showed our arrival and departure cards and passport .They give back your departure card ,and...

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  • 20. The Russian alphabet

    It is very useful to be able to read the Cyrillic characters as most signs in Russia are not written in Latin letters, but in Cyrillic only, and it is very...

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  • 21. Mosquitoes

    My guidebook said that mosquitoes are a complete nightmare between May and September. It told me to go armed with 'at least 95% DEET' which I dutifully stocked...

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  • 22. Alfabeto Cirílico - Cyrillic Alphabet

    Este alfabeto está basado en el alfabeto griego y toma signos hebreos para los sonidos que no existían Según la tradición este alfabeto fue inventado por dos...

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  • 23. Octavistas "oktavisty"

    La música de la Liturgia Ortodoxa está escrita para ser cantada por un coro “a capella”. Los fieles no pueden cantar y para ello hay un coroNo hay instrumentos...

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  • 24. Guías - Guides

    Normalmente estamos acostumbrados a viajar por nuestra cuenta, pero unos amigos nos recomendaron ir con una guía para visitar San Petersburgo, por lo que hemos...

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  • 25. 900 days Blokade of Leningrad

    The 900 days siege of Leningrad is the most tragic period in the history of the city. This Blockade lasted for a total 900 days, from September 8 1941 until...

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