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Shopping in St. Petersburg, Russia

by Natalia Rogachyova on February 17, 2013
Amber Jewelry Produce

Shopping in St. Petersburg, Russia is an exciting experience for the locals and for tourists. The reason is because there are stores that are in place that are very unique compared to stores in the United States and other places around the world. For instance, there are many jewelry stores in the city center that sell silver, gold, and the coveted amber that is found in Russia.

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St Petersburg Farmers’ Market

by Natalia Rogachyova on January 18, 2012

If, when you think of Russian food, you think of borscht and not much else, then a trip to a farmers’ market is an essential stop when you’re in St Petersburg.

Farmers’ markets have been common since Soviet times, when they gave shoppers a variety of foods far beyond what was offer in conventional state-run food stores. Although most Russians now do most of their shopping in large supermarkets, they go to markets like Kuznechny when they’re on the lookout for something delicious, fresh and exotic. Stallholders and produce often come from the warmer climes of the Caucasus and Asia, meaning that you’ll find all sorts of items on offer, even during the depths of the Russian winter.  

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