I am just worried that Russia is turning into some kind of soulless super glammy and expensive luxury shopping/nightlife destination. Like Dubai or something.
That's what it looks like in these pictures. Previously Moscow but now apparently also St Petersburg. If Russians want that then fine, but it's not what attracts me to the country + I've got good nightlife and luxury shopping right outside my door, so no need to travel to Russia for that if I should feel tempted to indulge.