I am being difficult.
I would choose St. Petersburg for the beauty. But, if you want more grit and more communist buildings Moscow is the place.
Cheaper = St. Pete
Friendlier more laid back = St. Pete
More of the Big City = Moscow
More 24 hr. life = Moscow.
But I reead St Pete also has a lively art scene and nightlife.. This is really tough.
You forget how much I read.
true. Just watch the movie then, you will understand why I want to do it so much