Discovering Russia. Saint Petersburg

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Saint Petersburg is one of the most beautiful metropolitan cities in the world. It is the second largest city in Russia (5 million people). It is located on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, 720 km from Moscow. It has many unofficial names and titles, such as the City on the Neva, St. Pete, Northern and Cultural capital of Russia, the cradle of the revolution, the city of white nights. It is famous for its numerous rivers and canals connected by bridges, architectural monuments, and plenty of tourist attractions. It has a rich history and is one of the symbols of Russian statehood in general.

Saint Petersburg and some territories in the Leningrad Region are known for their creative spaces, loft projects, roof tours, and other popular entertainments and art locations.

Almost all cultural institutions in Saint Petersburg provide considerable discounts for students.

On certain days of the week, you can get free admission to most museums, in particular, the State Hermitage Museum, the State Russian Museum and its branches, the Puppet Museum, the State Museum of the History of Religion, the Russian Museum of Ethnography, the Kunstkamera Museum, the Suvorov Museum.

Average Expenses

> 25,000 RUB per month – exclusive of accommodation fees
302 RUB – Mac menu at McDonalds or alternative fast food restaurant
327 RUB – Movie ticket
1,160 RUB per month – Student’s travel card

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