Gorod Sankt-Peterburg Warnings and Dangers

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Gorod Sankt-Peterburg Warnings and Dangers

  • Street Crime

    Saint Petersburg Warnings and Dangers

    I am sure that some of the posts are well meaning but most are also based on rumors or very outdated info. If I had read only the warnings without knowing better I would never have moved to St Petersburg 8 years ago. Street Crime is very low and seldom involves violence. The remaining risk is pickpockets working in very specific areas on a...

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  • Tap Water

    Saint Petersburg Warnings and Dangers

    Please NEVER-EVER-WHATSOEVER drink tap water while in Russia. The main ground is that you don't have a degree on Chemistry and even if you do, I'm sure you don't have your pocket hot lab when on the move in Russia. So please-please-please have fun discovering new chemical elements when you are back to home

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  • Pickpockets

    Saint Petersburg Warnings and Dangers

    Friend of mine just told me something scary. After going around Russia and St Petersburg, my friend said her fellow tourist went to take a pictures and found instead of her Canon powershot hanging from its wriststrap, there was just the neatly severed wrist strap. The thief had extremely skilfully selected a moment to home in and surreptitiously...

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  • Scams

    Saint Petersburg Warnings and Dangers

    Marinessa Pikaro!!! Mann ist ganz alleine in den Laden und kommt nur mit Bekleidung hinnein. Die Damen auf der Strasse schleusen einen regelgerecht hinnein. Mann kauft zu überteuerte Getränke, die Dame gegenüber trinkt nur Wasser. Die Kredikarte nicht aus der Hand geben. Mann bekommt KO Tropfen in sein Getränk und später wird einen die Brieftasche...

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  • Personal Observations

    Saint Petersburg Warnings and Dangers

    Traffic in Russia is a nightmare. It looks like nobody really cares about speed limits or traffic rules. Cars drive at almost full speed in the city centre, especially on the multi-lane prospekts. For pedestrians it is sometimes very difficult or even dangerous to cross these wide boulevards. It might be better to consider taking another route, it...

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  • Taxis

    Saint Petersburg Warnings and Dangers

    The cheating cabbies have two settings on their meter. One is for normal behaviour, the other setting they use to prove that where ever you go, taxi drivers are not to be trusted. It makes the meter run incredibly fast. So always negotiate a price, even if they have a meter, all be it a plus-minus price. I got 'ff'-ed royally, even though my...

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  • Police

    Saint Petersburg Warnings and Dangers

    Russia does not use 911 calling, but the emergency numbers are fairly simple. For fire or accidents - 01 For Police call - 02 Ambulance - 03 Police hotline for foreigners 278-30-18 Central police switchboard 340-10-20 From a mobile phone, megafone, call 112 for emergencies.

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  • Street Signs

    Saint Petersburg Warnings and Dangers

    This is not really a warning, but rather an enigma to us. Well, it used to be thanks to Elena_N who unravelled this mystery for us: It is a sign which is meant to inform other traffic users that this is an area, where visually impaired people are likely to cross the street. thx

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  • Public Transport

    Saint Petersburg Warnings and Dangers

    Busses often dont have what number bus stops at what stop. Its best to ask people standing in bus ques. Thats IF you speak Russian because almost surly they wont. I found a #150 bus even my host had never heard of and it stopped very close to the apartment and went to Nevsky by a cicuitous but visually wonderfull route.No one had ever heard of...

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  • Caution about pickpockets

    In Russia You must to be careful about pickpockets ... I am wrong ... when you travelling, you always must to be careful about pickpockets.The places, where you must to take this warning seriously, are:the metro stations, the tricky fountains in Peterhofand all other crowded places, where peoples are loosing the attention.Some year ago, there was...

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  • Visas for Russia!

    Not a danger, but definitely part warning, part advice.YOU MUST APPLY MONTHS IN ADVANCE FOR A RUSSIAN VISA!HOWEVER: on the Fred.Olsen cruise ship we were on, the tours could go off the ship on GROUP VISAS. The best 'tour' was the city-centre shopping tour. A coach picked you up from the ship & took you along a few streets, with a guide pointing out...

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  • Banks

    If you take cash with you look if all notes clean & without any ,yes any marks.They didn't accepted some of my notes because they had some spots on it! I had to take them back to The USA,but it's good I had another 101 $ to avoid problems!

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  • "nothing to see there"...

    "There is nothing to see there" - "It is always locked and visits are impossible" - "The priests will not accept any tourists"......these were the stereotypes we could hear by the tourguides on our crew-tours.......and we did not give up asking, but asked the same questions on every tour, but of course the guide had to tell us these stories - the...

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  • The chatedral

    This famous church was locked all the time, whenever we tried to go there - it did oficially "not exist" and was not mentioned umong the sights shown to the tourists...

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