THANKS to the compassionate Svetlana - we met her in my last
diary column (26 September) - we got to St
Petersburg. The international airport at St Petersburg has the
largest Starbucks I have ever seen.
When I was last here, long before the demise of the Soviet
Union, St Petersburg was Leningrad, and there was certainly no
Starbucks at the airport or anywhere else in the city. Our hotel
overlooked St Isaac's Cathedral. St Isaac's is a colossal ...
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