Around St. Petersburg
St. Peter's Square in front of the Hermitage.
The Hermitage. Formerly Peter the Great's Winter Castle, now one of the largest art collections outside of the Louvre in Paris. And, quite impressive as well.
What's Russia without a bear? This little guy was out in the heat helping street performers make a little extra cash.
The hotbox hotel. 1960's Soviet grandeur circa 2006.