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APRIL in Moscow & St.Pete's -- are we nuts?

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APRIL in Moscow & St.Pete's -- are we nuts?

We're considering a family trip (teenaged boys) to Moscow and St. Petersburg for March 28 - April 8, 2012. Is the weather likely to ruin our enjoyment of the city?

We're from Michigan (USA, Detroit area) so cold doesn't scare us, but since we'll be at the end of our long winter also it would be nice if these cities were into "spring" weather at least. Constant cold rain would be a real damper. Spring weather and sunshine would be great.

If the weather was poor, would we lose out on a lot by not being able to see/enjoy/explore the outdoors?

I know it would be better to go in June, but I'm not sure we can fit it in during the next 2 years before our oldest son goes of to college.

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1. Re: APRIL in Moscow & St.Pete's -- are we nuts?

I find the weather to be 'difficult' at the end of March. It is not the best time to come especially to St.Petersburg. If you can move your trip to winter when everything is white and pretty or to late April - early Mya when it gets warmer and sunny it will be the best.

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2. Re: APRIL in Moscow & St.Pete's -- are we nuts?

All I can say is that we were on a river boat between St. Petersburg and Moscow on about May 6 or so and the ship had to delay for a day to wait for an ice breaker to get us on our way.

I loved it. What an interesting way to start your trip ;~)

But don't count at all on any kind of spring weather during those dates.

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3. Re: APRIL in Moscow & St.Pete's -- are we nuts?

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