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A trip to Russia in 2015 and politics

The year 2014 brought us such a rise in tension between Russia and the West that it strongly reminiscent of the Cold war.

Is it a reason to refuse from a trip to St. Petersburg in 2015?

Let us have a look at it purely from the point of view of the risks for a tourist.

  • There were absolutely no negative cases with American or any other tourists in St. Petersburg in 2014.
  • People who actually visited confirm that they did not feel any criticism or aggression from the locals. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed.
  • None of my clients was refused a Russian visa.

So – on the practical side – nothing has changed for tourists compared to previous years.

St. Petersburg is a safe and exciting tourist destination.

From myself I can only add that Russians are pretty worried about their future, but do not think that tourists have anything to do with, or are in any way responsible for what is going on in the world.

As for the politics of our president and how locals think and feel about it – I am more than happy to discuss these and other topics in an honest, sincere discussion with you here in St.Petersburg.

You can be sure that me – Tatiana – sincerely welcome Americans and people of all the other nations to St.Petersburg. You will be safe and comfortable with me. I can not influence the president's decisions, but I can assure you that you will be comfortable while in St. Petersburg. In such stressful times you will feel better seeing Russia with your own eyes - I promise.


I am Tatiana a licensed private tour guide offering tours & shore excursions in St. Petersburg.

I enjoy working with all types of client (read why here), and have particular experience with:

Small groupsSeniorsFamilies with childrenSingle travellers

The motto of the days or hours we will spend together will be comfort and fun. Only us, at a pace you feel comfortable with and flexible with our plans – we will see all the famous sites and beyond with comfort and attention you could never get with a group tour.

In the evening you can visit the ballet and opera - or if you wish do something more unusual.

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We will combine knowledge and a sense of humor. We will chat about everyday Russian life – in communist times and now – all in excellent English.

Please look at the tours and other services I offer, why a private guide is a must and my what I am like pages or simply send me an email telling me what your interests are. I'll personally get back to you with a detailed proposal.

 +Tatiana Collins+