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Jonathan Brown

"InterNations is the ideal networking site for me. I use it for private as well as for business contacts here in St.Petersburg. Great!"

Noemi Roussel

"What I really like about InterNations is the international mix of people. I got to know there who became very good friends ."

Welcome to the St. Petersburg Expatriate Community!

Welcome to the InterNations Community for expatriates in St. Petersburg! InterNations is a global network for expats in hundreds of cities across the globe, and helps those living and working abroad share advice for making the move to a new place, as well as get together in person. Your move to St. Petersburg is likely to come with lots of questions, so be sure to take advantage of our network's collective knowledge to set your mind at ease. You may be wondering "how safe is it to walk around St. Petersburg at night?" or "how cold does it get in winter in St. Petersburg?". Whatever you want to ask, our members will have the experience to give you the best advice possible.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Dubai or Riyadh.

Join Our Exciting Events in St. Petersburg

Attend our monthly events and activities for St. Petersburg expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Find More Information in Our St. Petersburg Expat Guides

  • Moving to St. Petersburg

    Big differences between the seasons, with harsh winters and hot summers, are one of the characteristics of St. Petersburg’s weather can make for a challenging stay; not only due to the climate, but also because find accommodation can be difficult. Get prepared for moving to St. Petersburg with our guide.
  • Living in St. Petersburg

    As the second biggest city in Russia after Moscow, expats living in St. Petersburg can enjoy a multicultural environment. From its incredible architecture to the second biggest zoo in Russia, St. Petersburg has plenty to offer, too. Find out more about the culture, healthcare, and education.
  • Working in St. Petersburg

    Expats thinking about working in St. Petersburg can often find available positions teaching or in pharmaceutics and medicine. If you haven’t already an employer lined up, an online search is often a good place to start. In this guide, you can find more details on the economy, job hunting and taxes.

Exchange Tips about living in St. Petersburg

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our St. Petersburg expat forums.

A Breathtaking City of Class and Culture

St. Petersburg has always been one of the most stunning cities in Russia, often vying with Moscow to be the center of power and culture in the vast country. As well as enjoying the architecture and vistas, expats will also find a city burgeoning with great cuisine, lively bars, and a wide variety of artistic venues to give them a great experience. While relations may have cooled between Russia and the west in recent years, St. Petersburg has always attracted expatriates and foreigners and has a distinctly more European feel than other major Russian cities, so you can expect to feel welcome. Check out our guides and forum for tips and you'll be sure to have the best time possible during your time in St. Petersburg.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Hong Kong or Singapore, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Start Building Your Network of Expats in St. Petersburg

As well as being able to offer great advice from a variety of cultural, financial and employment backgrounds, our members are all by approval only. That means you can be sure of having the best possible experience when interacting with the InterNations Community here, and once you've joined and enjoyed some discussions on the network, you might even want to take things a step further. Our community members organize a host of groups and activities in the city, from fine dining to music and the arts. There are also our larger events, which always provide great networking opportunities and are not to be missed!

Jonathan Brown

"InterNations is the ideal networking site for me. I use it for private as well as for business contacts here in St.Petersburg. Great!"

Noemi Roussel

"What I really like about InterNations is the international mix of people. I got to know there who became very good friends ."

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