Saint Petersburg is often described as the most Westernized city of Russia, as well as its cultural capital. It is the most northern city in the world with a population of over 5 millions. It is located on the Neva River at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea. St. Petersburg City area: 1,439 sq km. In order to get around all sights, palaces, museums and cathedrals of St. Petersburg, you will need far more time than a month. There are many suburbs of St. Petersburg, which cannot be omitted due to their historical and cultural value: Petergof, Pushkin, Pavlovsk and others. Petersburg can be compared with Venice - countless bridges (more than 300) and canals, but the architecture of the Russian city is unique.
The temperature in St. Petersburg in May usually fluctuates from 15 ° C to 20 ° C above zero. Standard time in St. Petersburg: GMT + 3.
220 volts, 60 Hz. Adapters may be required. Plugs have two cylindrical pin.
The monetary unit of the Russian Federation is the Russian ruble (RUB) (on 13 April 2015 - 1 US dollar equals to 51 RUB; 1 euro equals approximately to 54 RUB).
Currency exchange offices are available in Airport Pulkovo, at the official hotels of the seminar. Traveler's checks and currency of most countries can be cashed at banks. Majority of hotels, restaurants and shops accept international credit cards (Visa, MasterCard).
VAT is charged on most goods services at a standard rate of 18% and is included in the retail price.
Unified emergency number - 01 (from mobile phones 112)
Police - 02
Ambulance – 03
For the tourist comforts in St. Petersburg are organized "Service of Angels" and "Contact Center". - http://gov.spb.ru/en/passport/tourism/
Airport Pulkovo http://www.pulkovoairport.ru/en/
Moskovskiy station - http://www.moskovsky-vokzal.ru/