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St. Petersburg

National Geographic Traveler

Colorful, compact city guides are useful companions if you are visiting just one metropolis. And National Geographic’s first Russia title is a beautiful, well-written addition to this niche. Rare in this genre, the book has a single author (Jeremy Howard) and photographer (Yuri Belinsky). Both cover the territory with affection. The travel information is thorough and the attention to detail (i.e. museum hours right alongside the relevant text, instead of hidden away) is noteworthy. And, of course, since this is National Geographic, the maps are superb.

— Paul E. Richardson

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Reviewed in Russian Life: May/June 2007