I haven't used this forum recently, so have only just read your post. I've tried to pm you but I'm not sure the message was sent properly. I live in Russia, but a long way from St. Petersburg: However, I know someone (British) who not only lives and works in St. Petersburg, but also runs a website with a forum especially for native English speaking teachers in St. Petersburg. I don't think the moderators of this forum would be pleased if I mention that site's name here, even though it isn't in any sense a competitor, but try to pm me for details.
I have a question: do you know who, or what organisation, took over from the old British Council libraries in Samara and Nizhny Novgorod?
С наступаещем праздникам (международный День женщин)!