Avtovo, one of St Petersburg’s many ornately designed metro stations. Picture: Alamy

The good, bad and ugly sides to St Petersburg, Russia’s second city

With its canals, world-class museum and art-filled public spaces, the ‘Venice of the North’ has much to offer visitors – if you can overlook the surly locals and ubiquitous tourist tat, that is

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Avtovo, one of St Petersburg’s many ornately designed metro stations. Picture: Alamy
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