There are hosts of web sites to give information about nearly everything on the internet. This site, http://www.virtualgdbk.com/, seems to offer much immediate research to authors who are using an exact setting of any of these cities. I can't testify how up-to-date it might be, but that can be done after the fact by further research. As an overview in helping you get your characters out and about in a city, this opens up many possibilities.
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Pyotr Konchalovsky, founding father of Russian avant-garde art: Pyotr Konchalovsky, Self-portrait in Grey If the... http://bit.ly/fqzZUq
Sale of alcoholic beverages by #Russian regions http://ow.ly/40kAM #wine #beer #vodka #Russia
A rare and necessary takedown of Russian contemporary art from November Art Forum...
Oh I'm sure this is perfectly safe: Crazy Russian kids bungee jumping...
Bansky gives jailed Russian artists 4 million rubles...
Saatchi Onlinesee & do
More to see & do
In Your Pocket guides specialize in Eastern Europe. Only Russia-guide worth having.
Exeter International is the high-end tour operator for Russia and arranges private access to various landmarks.
More to eat(site)http://www.virtualgdbk.com/