We hope all of you are fine and healthy. Today we would like to introduce our new set of messages to you. We all know Moscow and St Petersburg are the most popular cities in our country among foreign guests. At the same time we are sure that many of you would be interested in visiting other cities and towns of Russia as well. Keeping it in mind we decided to supply you with the information about the biggest cities in Russia in case you want to visit one or several of them in the future.
First of all, let us compare “two capitals of Russia” as very often St Petersburg and Moscow are called here.
Population – in Moscow – about 13 million people, 4950 people per 1 square km; in St Petersburg – more than 5 million people, 3631 people per 1 square km.
Weather – Obviously it is sunnier and there are fewer windy days in Moscow. The spring comes earlier there. On the contrary we have legends about the possible quantity of rains in St Petersburg. It can be raining for a month every day.
Prices – The life is cheaper in St Petersburg comparing to Moscow. For example, a cup of coffee in Moscow is 30% more expensive.
Ecology – The water and air are clearer in St Petersburg than in Moscow. In the ecological rating of the Russian cities and towns “the northern capital” takes the second place; Moscow – the sixth one.
Destinations – There are more domestic and abroad flights from Moscow while it is quick to get to Finland or Estonia by car from St Petersburg because Saint-Petersburg is closer to European capitals.
Transportation – the metro infrastructure is better developed in Moscow, it has more stations, fewer exits, new carriages. St Petersburg has more pedestrian crossings and the older public transportation system.
General landscape – Moscow looks like a several-level pie – is located on the hills, has many underground crossings, shopping malls, bridges, stairs and building of different heights. St Petersburg looks flatter and is located on the swamps. Most of the buildings are almost of the same height except for several architectural pieces.
General impression – St Petersburg seems to be more comfortable for people while Moscow – for the transport. For example, in Moscow the traffic lights are green 150 sec for drivers and only 15 sec for pedestrians. The transport can go everywhere and does not need to look for the underground crossing. Thus it is easier and more comfortable to go for a walk in St Petersburg than in Moscow.
Money – Of course, there is more money in Moscow as it is the financial center of the country. There you can quicker get ahead in your career as this city offers more career opportunities.
Now you have the information and can decide on your own which of two capitals to visit first. Though we really think that both of them are worth visiting to get the full impression of the center of Russia.0