General information

About St Petersburg 

Saint Petersburg, founded back in the 18th century, is the second largest city in Russia and is often called the cultural capital. Our city has a lot offer even for an experienced traveler. We have collected some useful and important information for you below, so that you can be prepared to visit our welcoming city.


   The weather in the Baltics is unpredictable, and it's not very safe to rely on weather forecasts. One day is warm and nice, the next thing you know, it's raining. The average temperature in summer can be 25 C or even 15 C in the morning/evening, so it might be cool and also windy. Please take jackets and umbrellas with you just in case.
   If you are coming to the Baltic region in winter, please take warm clothes with you for protection fr om the wind. If you arrive during the autumn/spring time, you don't require too many layers of clothing, but you will certainly need a warm jacket, comfortable waterproof shoes, hat and gloves.

National Currency

The RUBLE is the national currency of the Russian Federation. Banknotes come in denominations of 50, 100, 500, 1000, 5000 and there are 1,2,5 and 10 Rbl coins. The Ruble is always fluctuating what you can see following the link where the exchange rate according to the Central Bank of the Russian Federation is shown.


St. Petersburg is the second largest transportation hub in the country after Moscow. The beautiful and convenient metro is the most popular mean of transportation among locals. 
It may be more difficult to use other public transportation, since the routes, which can help you to navigate in the city, are more complicated.
The city also has 5 passenger railway stations: Baltic railway station; Vitebsky railway station; Ladozhsky railway station; Moskovsky railway station (the main railway station); Finlyandsky railway station


St. Petersburg is the city teemed with a variety of gift shops. Here you can purchase almost everything connected with the Russian culture: valenki, matryoshka, birch wood crafts, pavlovsky platok, shapka-ushanka, vodka, caviar, lacquer boxes and many more. 
We also recommend visiting Eliseyev Emporium — an very old store known since the 19th century.

Some common and useful Russian words and phrases:

No/yes Нет/да Nyet/da

Hello Здравствуйте Zdravstvuite

Goodbye До свидания Dasvidaniya

Thank you Спасибо Spasiba

Sorry Извините Izvinite

Please Пожалуйста Pazhalusta

I don’t understand Я не понимаю Ya ne ponimayu

How are you Как дела Kak dela

Wh ere is the ..? Где… Gdye…?

I don’t speak Russian Я не говорю по-русски Ya ne gavoryu pa russki

I love you Я люблю вас Ya lyublyu vas (sounds like “yellow blue bus”)

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