Question by uhr2kraft: What is it like living in St. Petersburg as a foreigner?
I am an American who would like to go to school there for music. Any advice would be great; food costs, rent, Concealed weapons permits, common scams, anything!
Answer by Владимир
As an American, you will not be getting any weapons permits, trust me. St Petersburg (and Moscow) very expensive in all regards compared to many many other Russian cities. Also, about police stopping you in public to check your documents. This will generally only happen to you if you present yourself as an obvious foreigner, if you’re easily visually identifiable as foreigner, expect to be hassled somewhat frequently.
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