WHAT TO BUY ST PETERSBURG

Caviar at Yeliseyev’s, 56 Nevskiy prospekt, of course: St Petersburg prices are approximately 20-30 per cent of what you’d pay in the UK, so long as you don’t buy it from your hotel’s shop. If you buy antiques, be wary of export regulations. Modern art, from the sublime to the mediocre, is available from St Petersburg’s 20-or-so galleries. For about $70, you could pick up one of new Russia’s few successful manufactured products that isn’t a Mig or a satellite launcher: a Lomo. This is a deliberately lo-tech camera with immense bohemian credibility. The leaflet that comes with each one advises bending the electrical contacts inside with a hairpin if they don’t quite meet the battery. That’s Lomo!’

Map: Graham Parrish

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