Here’s one way to bolster international tourism to Russia, which declined in 2014 partly because of unrest in Ukraine and Crimea: a round-trip fare from LAX to St. Petersburg, Russia, for $543, including all taxes and fees.
It is for travel any day of the week through March 27 but a Saturday night stay is required. It is subject to availability but no advance purchase is required (although you will need a visa, which can take some time).
And there's the whole winter thing: Forecasts from Weather.com call for high temperatures in the 20s and low 30s. When it's not predicted to be cloudy in the coming days (Friday, Saturday, Tuesday, Wednesday), snow is forecast (Sunday, Monday, Thursday).
Info: Aeroflot, (888) 340-6400
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