Definitely one of the best ways to understand the Russian people and way of life (especially in winter) is to try these 5 Russian meals. Every Russian meal makes sense when you experience the environment and will help you understand how Russians can stay so active during the usually lethargic winter months.
Visiting St Petersburg Russia in winter it seems a popular tourist choice. I didn’t realize that until my feet almost froze on the queue in front of the Hermitage ticket office. It was -18 C that day. The real winter just started 2-3 days ago and we were enough lucky to see the city wearing its white coat.