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  • Speak Like a Local: St. Petersburg Metro and Districts

    What do the St. Pete’s metro and ballet have in common? And who exactly are Vaska and Slava and why are you meeting at their place? The answers to these riddle-sounding questions and some other fascinating did-you-know facts about our cherished city are to be found in the local metro lingo.


  • Digging Deeper: Literary Origins of St. Petersburg Metro Stations

    It’s no secret that the St. Petersburg Metro is one of the world’s most exquisite and beautiful underground transit systems. But its interiors aren’t the only things worth noting. While anyone with even a cursory knowledge of the Russian language will probably be able to glean the meanings of most of its stations’ names, there are a few that would require a bit more in-depth knowledge of Russian culture. Today, we’ll look at some of the stations that bear the names of Russian writers, poets, and other masters of the written word.


  • Walk Like a Russian

    St. Petersburg is made for walking and that’s just what we’ll do, thought the participants of a growing movement of long-distance walkers, lacing up their sneakers. You, too, can explore the city on foot, and make some new friends while you’re at it.


  • Useful (and Not) Apps for Exploring St. Petersburg

    Getting around? Diving into history? Experiencing it like a local? Here're some apps to download for your trip to Russia. 


  • Exploring the St. Petersburg Metro

    The St. Petersburg Metro, which is turning 63 years old this year, is often said to be one of the world’s most beautiful underground transit systems. Many guests and natives of the city even go on guided tours of the stations, the interiors of which reflect the turbulent history and culture of the USSR and Russia. From the newest additions to time-tested classics, here are the must-see stations to see on your visit to St. Petersburg.