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Valerie Stivers-Isakovia looks beyond the armored cars and gilded excess–and finds Russia's capital in the midst of a burgeoning cultural revolution.
Fashion Photographer | Destination: St. Petersburg | Packing Approach: Russian Holiday
Returning to St. Petersburg for a friend’s wedding, Gary Shteyngart finds the city glowing in summer’s light and tipsy with matrimonial bliss.
The days of the oligarchs may be numbered, but Russia’s bling-crazy capital is still home to some of the country’s best restaurants.
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How to Get There - St. Petersburg - There are no direct flights from the United States, but FinnAir and Lufthansa have frequent service, with connections in Helsinki and Frankfurt, respectively. Americans traveling to Russia need a visa, which usually takes two weeks to process. Contact Russian National Group (877/221-7120; www.russia-travel.com), or book a tour with Exeter International (800/633-1008; www.exeterinternational.com) and they’ll take care of the paperwork for you.
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