Places, Buildings & Monuments in St. Petersburg

Palace Square The main square of St. Petersburg is one of the biggest and impressive places in the world. From the Palace Square one can see other popular places of interest like the St. Isaac’s Cathedral or the Admiralty. Adress: Dvortsovaya Naberezhnaya 34 Metro: Nevsky Prospekt Alexander Column (1829-1834) Erected in the centre of the […]

Best time to visit Russia

From the end of May through the end of June is the best time for a trip to St. Petersburg. It might get really hot in July and August. Smog gets worse making it difficult and unpleasant to explore Moscow and St. Petersburg. Such a trip might even be dangerous for people with breathing problems […]

8 March - International Women's Day

In today’s Russia International Women’s Day has nothing to do with the feminist movement for protection of women’s political rights. On this day women enjoy being taken care of by their men and children.

Calling Russia: Country and area codes

The country code for Russia is ++7 To call Russia, dial: ++7 - area code - fixed subscriber number ++7 - mobile number (++ is replaced with the exit code of the country you are calling from, usually "00") Codes of regional centres have three digits. Codes of smaller towns consist of five digits with […]

Moscow prices

According to Mercer, Moscow is the most expensive city in the world. Learn how Mercer calculates and how expensive Moscow really is.

The White Nights

Party Around the Clock Those who experience St. Petersburg during the White Nights period run the risk of falling in love with the Venice of the North forever. A mighty wizard seems to let the sky behind golden church roofs glow in stunning red and aureate colors. A magic light permeates the city of Russian […]

Telephone and Mobile/Cell Phones in Russia

In Russia local calls are free of charge if made from a private telephone. Hotels charge for this service. It is different with the calls to mobile/cell phones. All calls from fixed-line phones to mobile/cell phones are subject to charge. Long-distance and international calls are charged according to the tariffs of the operators providing these […]

Russia Travel Safety Tips

Russia is not as dangerous as some lurid media reports suggest. Surprisingly many people feel absolutely safe travelling to New York or Chicago and find a trip to Russia extremely risky. But tourists who behave in a normal way and mind simple security guidelines, don't have to be afraid of anything. There is no gunfight […]

Russian-Orthodox Easter

Easter (russ.: Пасха [Paskha]) is in Russia the major religious celebration of the year. It is even more important than Christmas.