ABOUT In his book “The Genius of Place”, the famous writer Pyotr Vail wrote: “The stereotypes where inevitably lies the route of any journey, if you are not a path breaker, of course, and you are not a path breaker, of course, are the clusters of human experience, the concentrate of historical wisdom”. If St Petersburg’s Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood deserves a star on the tourist map, then surely the church around the corner, which does not, is less of an attraction? No tourist should disregard guidebooks and their tips from experienced tourists, or they will be left disappointed at not having seen some spectacular sight or other which everyone else has. Or in other words, you will have missed something significant that would help you better understand the place you’re visiting. That’s why it’s important to know which places to visit during your visit to Russia in order to ”get to know the Russian soul”, and make sure your visit is an unforgettable experience.