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Pulkovo Airport is an international airp ort serving St. Petersburg in Russia. Terminal 1 (Pulkovo-1), which is primarily for domestic flights, lies about 20 km south of St. Petersburg city centre; and Terminal 2 (Pulkovo-2), which is chiefly for international flights, is situated about 17 km south of the city centre. The airport is a hub for Rossiya Airlines and a focus city for Nordavia. If you have booked a rental car through Nova Car Hire, you will meet your representative at the car hire desks, which you will find after you have collected your luggage and entered the arrivals hall.
The ruble or rouble is the currency of the Russian Federation, Abkhazia, and South Ossetia. The large number of bureaux de change in St. Petersburg (many of them 24-hour) makes it worth your while to shop around for a good rate. Currencies other than U.S. dollars and euros are generally exchanged only at bigger banks or central bureaux de change.
St. Petersburg has a humid continental climate, which means it has warm, humid, short summers, and cold, wet, long winters. Temperatures peak in July at about 23C (73F) and reach their lowest in February at about -8.5C (16.7F). Snow cover reaches an average of about 24 cm in February, and the river Neva freezes over between November and March.
St. Petersburg is a shrine to creativity, ready to exploring new ideas while celebrating the traditions of its past. Enjoy everything from concerts to film festivals to exhibitions.
Russian Winter Festival
With Christmas banned in the old Soviet Union, the Russian Winter Festival took its place. Starting in late December and continuing until the second week in January, the festival resembles Christmas, with the exchange of gifts, sleigh rides, traditional music, and food.
The birthplace of Tchaikovsky, St. Petersburg plays host to an annual celebration of classical music each May, with concerts featuring some of the country's finest musicians held at different venues around the city.
Held on May 9th, Victory Day commemorates the Allied victory over Nazi Germany and pays tribute to those who were killed in World War II. Festivities include military parades, musical performances, and firework displays.
The sun never really sets in St. Petersburg on several nights from late June to mid-July, when the phenomenon of so-called White Nights (Byeliye Nochi)occurs. This period of extended daylight is a time of joy in St. Petersburg, with many of the city's younger residents heading out to celebrate.