The Rough Guide to St Petersburg

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Rough Guides, 2001 - Travel - 453 pages
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The Rough Guide to St Petersburg is the definitive guide to Russia's most beautiful city. Features include lively accounts of all the great sights, from the grandiose Nevskiy prospekt to the peerless art collection of the Hermitage. Candid reviews of the best places to stay, eat and drink, in all price ranges. Detailed accounts of day-trips to the imperial palaces of Peterhof and Tsarskoe Selo, and the ancient city of Novgorod. Informed coverage of St Petersburg's history and politics, from Peter the Great to the post-communist era.

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Before joining Rough Guides, Dan Richardson worked as a sailor on the Red Sea and lived in Peru. Since then, he has authored or coauthored guides to Moscow, St. Petersburg, Hungary, Budapest, Romania, Bulgaria, and Egypt; lectured at the Foreign Office; and been a volunteer aid worker in Albania. In 2009 he published his first novel, Gog-an End Time Mystery, an apocalyptic whodunnit set in near-future Egypt.

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