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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... the summer palace of Catherine the Great. More gold, more statues, more intricate parquet floors…and a tea party. The opulence of this place and Peterhof, the size and cost of building and maintaining these palaces, and extravagance of the lives of these royals and rich people, make it pretty easy to see why the Russian revolution occurred. Surely it was at least partly a matter of the less fortunate people of Russia finally shouting ‘enough is ...
... of these buildings. The Mint was free entry, but I think it was because it is a shop. We opted to
take advantage of our student cards and got a student pass that allowed us
entry to two places. These included the cathedral and the prison.
The cathedral had marble tombs of some members of the Royal family. Attached is a room with information plaques and artifacts related to the Church. The interior ...
... vulture fund.
Friday we visited EMC in the morning...an IT firm with a global base of over 50,000 employees. Their main function in Russia was writing software, only natural considering Russia's historical notoriety for computer science and coding. We spoke with Slava Nesterov, the head of the EMC St Petersburg office which had around 300 employees. Slava was a straight boss, having a successful career in the Soviet Union teaching physics and mathematics ...
It is pouring and there is no relief, so even after a leisurely lunch in the dry it is still tipping it down when we continue up the Main Street towards the Palace and museum......it is definitely a museum day and it appears the whole of St Petersburg agrees because the entrance queues are huge. We join a queue thankful for our waterproofs, a clever street sales man is wandering up and down the queue selling umbrellas, he does well. James ...
... 3 as they went on to a club. So... Russia (st petes) is not cold at all, it's hot, mozzie ridden & only has about 1 hour of night during this white nights season, as they call it (summer). It's nuts, it's still broad daylight at like midnight. The next morning (day 2) I met the above mentioned properly as we were all sharing the same room, we were pretty much introduced, up & out to go for a walk to find the summer garden, which was proper lush. We ...
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