yeah several people have told me this since I got back, although apparently those ones count the seconds until you can cross, the St Petersburg ones tell you how many seconds you've got left to cross the road so you can judge whether you need to leg it or not
did you go to any clubs when over? always heard great things about those being really decadent
I didn't, no. didn't go to any pubs either! the only alcohol I drank while there was Pimms
the nightlife is supposed to be very good though - this quote from the Rough Guide amused me:
"Vodka and a rampant sex industry make Moscow one of the most hedonistic cities on earth"