Frommer's Moscow and St. Petersburg

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Wiley, Jan 10, 2012 - Travel - 352 pages
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Completely updated every year.Insider advice from a local expert. Our author, a formerMoscow-based AP correspondent, hits all the highlights, from RedSquaqre to the Hermitage. She's checked out both cities' besthotels and restaurants in person, and offers authoritative, candidreviews that will help you find the choices that suit your tastesand budget.Where to find the best dining from fresh fish to streetfood to opulent 19th Century cafes; the best accommodations fromhostel to hotels fit for royalty; the best shops for linens, lacquer boxes, vodka, and nesting dolls; the best oddballattractions including Lenin's Mausoleum.Opinionated reviews. You'll get the author's favoriteexperiences: viewing Red Square at night, steaming stress away at abanya, taking the trans-Siberian railroad, sipping Baltika beer atPatriarch's Ponds, and enjoying a night out at the MariinskyTheater.Exact prices listed for every establishment andactivity--no other guides offer such detailed, candid reviews ofhotels and restaurants. We include the very best, but alsoemphasize moderately priced choices for real people.User-friendly features including star ratings andspecial icons to point readers to great finds, excellent values, insider tips, best bets for kids, special moments, and overratedexperiences.

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About the author (2012)

Angela Charlton moved to Russia in the early 1990s and spent most of the ensuing decade in the former Soviet Union working as a journalist. She was the Moscow correspondent for the Associated Press for six years, and she also studied in St. Petersburg and worked in Kiev. She is currently a journalist based in Paris.

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