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Moscow VS St. Petersburg AKA Leningrad

There are some similarities between Moscow and St. Petersburg. They’re both bustling cities with an impressive history and they both lack a sufficient amount of bathrooms for public use. However, St. Petersburg’s never ending selection of cafes allows any traveler more bathroom options. As in Moscow, the bathrooms often play trance music and you have to pay to use them. St. Petersburg is a city on a much smaller scale, unlike Moscow which developed in rings around the Kremlin beginning in the 1150’s. St. Petersburg is on a grid that runs along the many canals of the Neva River. Like the famous Novinsky Boulevard located in the Stariy Arbat neighborhood, Nevsky Prospect in St. Petersburg is lined with shops and cafes, mostly aimed at tourists.

A View of Moscow