Required Vaccination for a trip to Russia There are no additional vaccinations required. It is recommended to have up-to-date vaccinations for tetanus, diphtheria, poliomyelitis and hepatitis A. Travellers going to Siberia or forested areas of Russia are advised to get vaccines against rabies and tick-borne encephalitis (TBE). Basic Information for Travellers to Russia During the […]

(russ.: Россия, Российская Федерация) Before the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 Russia used to be the major of 15 republics and is therefore often used as a synonym for the USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics). That is misleading, but understandable, as Russia not only covered three quarters of the former USSR, but […]

Palace Bridge over the Neva (1916) The Palace Bridge connects the city centre and the Vasilevsky Island. It is a draw bridge which raises in summer to let big ship pass. The night view of the drawn and illuminated Palace Bridge is one of the most popular photo spots during the White Nights in St. […]

Interactive map of Russia The map shows the most important cities in Russia. Click on a pin to see the city name. In the info panel of the city click on “zoom” to zoom in on the city. Information about Russia The Russian Federation Russian Visa Best time to visit Russia Calling Russia: Country and […]

Pulkovo Airport in St. Petersburg (Russian: Пулково) is the fourth busiest airport in Russia by passenger traffic (the three major airports are located in Moscow). Pulkovo Airport started operating in 1932. During the last decades the airport is constantly being modernized to meet competitive demands and increase its capacity. Pulkovo Airport is located about 9.3 […]

Hotels in St. Petersburg (Russia). Well located hotels in St. Petersburg in different price categories. Check location of the hotel on St. Petersburg map.

Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin) The main summer abode of the Russian tsars and one of the most beautiful places just outside St. Petersburg. It is situated 25 km south of the city. The major attraction of the ensemble is the gorgeous Catherine Palace built in the style of Russian baroque. The world-famous Amber room, which was […]

Mariinsky Theatre The Mariinsky (former Kirov) Theatre is one of the symbols of the Russian culture. The world-famous soprano Anna Netrebko made her debut at the Mariinsky Theatre and still performs here. Address: Theatralnaya Ploshchad 1 Metro: Nevsky Prospekt, Gostiny Dvor or Canal Griboyedova. Then by bus number 3, К-3, К-22, 27 or К-312 The […]

Many museums in St. Petersburg participate in the International Museum Day on May 18, organizing special activities and/or offering free entrance. Special events are also held in the Night of Museums. 2017 the museums in St. Petersburg will stay open in the night from May 20 to May 21. The Hermitage (18-19 centuries) The State Hermitage Museum is one of […]

The Church of Christ’s Resurrection (1907) This very beautiful church was modeled after St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow. The Church of Christ’s Resurrection was built on a place where Tsar Alexander II was mortally wounded by terrorists in 1881. That is why the church is also called the Savior on the Blood Church. Address: Naberezhnaya […]