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DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: St Petersburg by DK Publishing

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Security and Health

1. Crime

Petty crime, like in any big city, is common, but organized crime, in the form of the Russian Mafia, is unlikely to affect the average tourist.

2. Emergency

In an emergency, 02 is the official emergency hotline, but the operator may not speak English. There is a police hotline for foreigners. You may also want to consider contacting your consulate if you have a particularly serious problem.

prac_infoHotline • 02578 3014

prac_infoAmbulance • 03

3. Personal Safety

As in any large city, take all the precautions that you normally would to protect ...

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