Category Archives: St. Petersburg Trip

St Petersburg Russia with limited mobility

by Natalia Rogachyova on January 31, 2016

On standard tours of St Petersburg, you need to prepare for quite a lot of walking, particularly on cobblestones. Visitors with mobility issue or want to visit venues with good wheelchair accessibility may be daunted. But don’t let what happens on standard tours put you off from visiting Russia.

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Jewish Heritage Tours in St. Petersburg Russia

by Natalia Rogachyova on April 14, 2014

Like many other cities in Europe, the Jewish people have made an outstanding contribution to the cultural life of St. Petersburg. Jews have always lived here, but began to flourish in the city during the reign of Catherine the Great, particularly after she annexed territories with relatively high Jewish populations, and assimilated their citizens into the Russian Empires.

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Smoking in Russia

by Natalia Rogachyova on May 12, 2013
Smoking in Russia

Smoking in Russia has a long history. Tobacco has long been traded in the country, both from the West and China. Some 40% of Russians smoke, which is one of the highest rates in the world.

If you’re reading this ahead of a Baltic cruise to St Petersburg then the chances are that you’re from a country with fairly strict laws on smoking in public places. Russia is somewhat behind the rest of the world in legislating on smoking in public places. However, driven by the high number of smoking related deaths, new anti-smoking legislation comes into force in June 2013.

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Weather in St. Petersburg Russia in September

by Natalia Rogachyova on April 15, 2013
St Petersburg Weather in September

If you are considering booking a cruise or a tour to St Petersburg in September, you might be interested to know what the weather may have in store for you. However, the weather may keep you guessing! At the start of the month, the average temperature will be between 17C and 9C. By the end of the month, temperatures vary between 10C and 4C.

Although you still may face showers, the weather in St Petersburg is drier in September than it is in July and August. If you’re very lucky, you may encounter the ‘babye leto’. This literally means ‘granny summer’, and is the equivalent of an Indian summer; two weeks towards the end of September where the weather is warm and sunny.

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