City Tales

Guardians of the Hermitage


Among long queues, guided tours, and souvenir shops, you can easily spot them – guardians, or babushkas as people like to call them. Standing indoors and parroting all day is extremely strenuous. So why do they do that?



Christina, 27, was brave enough to save her little daughter from the cruelty of domestic violence, but are there any places in Saint Petersburg to ask for help? We’ve found one, and we are proud to present this story.