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…the last time for awhile, I promise. Below are some photos from our journey, again taken with my mobile phone, so don’t make fun, OK? I really am a pretty decent snapshot photographer.

At each metro stop we drank a toast to something related to the name of the station. I don’t remember all of the toasts, so those of you who actually care can check back later, I’ll edit after getting verification.

Here are the times between stations:

Ulitsa Dybenko to Prospekt Bolshevikov: 2:03
Pr. Bolshevikov to Ladozhskaya: 2:00
Ladozhskaya to Novocherkasskaya: 1:58
Novocherkasskaya to Ploshad Alexandra Nevskovo: 2:27
Pl. Nevskovo to Ligovsky Prospekt: 2:02
Ligovsky to Dostoyevskaya: 1:25
Dostoyevskaya to Sadovaya: 3:21
Sadovaya to Sportivnaya: 4:38*
Sportivnaya to Chkalovskaya: 1:36
Chkalovskaya to Krestovsky Ostrov: 2:48
Krestovsky to Staraya Derevnya: 2:56
Staraya Derevnya to KOMENDANTSKY PROSPECT!!!: 2:53

In total, about 35.5 minutes, incuding stops, which average about 30 seconds.

And the escalator ride up: 3:03

*There’s a phantom station between these two, Admiraltiskaya, which is supposed to be constructed someday…

This ends this edition of Public Transport Geekdom.


This cruddy-quality picture documents the start of our journey at Ulitsa Dybenko, on the southeast side of St. Petersburg. We didn’t leave the station, so I still don’t know what this “neighborhood” has to offer, but I’ll take a wild guess and say there are a lot of high-rise apartment buildings, some shaverma kiosks, a couple of places to play slot machines, and a 24-hour grocery. I think the free bus to IKEA leaves from here. Seven intrepid metro riders made the trip, fortified with wine disguised in juice containers. Cheap red wine in a grapefruit juice box is vaguely reminiscent of sangria. Posted by Hello

This is an equally cruddy-quality photo of the end of the journey. I didn’t take any photos en route because I was using my phone to time the distances between stops. Posted by Hello

Another of the fabulous mosaics Posted by Hello

The platform. Look at that shiny floor! Posted by Hello

The Exit. This photo’s almost artsy, no? Posted by Hello

Emerging from the metro into the warmest day of the year thus far made us even more cheerful. From here we headed to an Irish pub which was packed with football, er, soccer fans. Zenit, the St. Petersburg team, won, 5-1. There I ate too many grenki (dangerously tasty strips of greasy toast) and could taste nothing but garlic for the next 15 hours. Posted by Hello

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I'm an American who started blogging when I moved to Russia in 2004. Eventually I moved to Sweden, where life is pleasant but uneventful, and stopped blogging for lack of interesting things to say. And then I joined Facebook, which further destroyed any motivation for blogging. Maybe someday I'll start blogging again, but for now, this blog is dormant, an archive of The Russia Years: 2004-2008.

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