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Viktor Tsoi: Russia’s fallen rock star

The little-known rock hero of Russia died tragically in a car crash 25 years ago — but his spirit lives on through street art in St Petersburg and Russia

Russia: Four Seasons Lion Palace, St Petersburg

Opened last summer in St Petersburg's historic Lion Palace, St Petersburg's Four Seasons hotel manages to pull off modern luxury while showcasing its rich history, says Mary Lussiana

Six of the best city waterways

Some of the most picturesque and fascinating city rivers and waterways in the world

The off-season travel guide

Tackling tornadoes in Kansas, facing down the monsoon in Oman, weathering the winter in St Petersburg... Our brave (some might say foolhardy) writers see the world from a new and exhilarating perspective

Off-season travel: St Petersburg in winter

As part of an off-season travel special, Oliver Bullough breaks the rules and heads to St Petersburg in February

The curious guide to Europe

You're thirsty for discovery. You're keen to immerse yourself in someone else's world for a while. You are the curious traveller. Francesca Syz discovers Europe's most curious island, city and restaurants

Back to St Petersburg

Returning to St Petersburg 20 years after her first visit as a vodka-swilling student, Viv Groskop finds one of Europe's most romantic cities in the grip of reinvention...

St Petersburg

From the Cold War to the economic boom, St Petersburg is like Russia in miniature, says Marcel Theroux