Moscow or St. Petersburg?
February 7, 2010 8:43 PM Subscribe
I'm applying to study abroad in Russia. Problem is, I'm torn between studying in Moscow or St. Petersburg.
posted by myelin sheath to Travel & Transportation (14 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Money is definitely an issue here, (though I get to pay the same tuition and my college picks up the rest), and I hear Moscow is very expensive. But St. Petersburg seems rather close to the Arctic Circle, which makes me think it's probably considerably colder than Moscow. And then there's the issue of which city is "more Russian." I thought St. Petersburg would be more Russian, with Moscow being more like the Austin, Texas of Russia, but I've been told otherwise. Does it matter? Is it a big difference? Is there anything else that I should consider in making my decision?