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John Pridmore

by John Pridmore

Posted: 14 Nov 2014 @ 12:20

Russian return

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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