Cultural Heritage Preservation Board. If you buy any artwork in St. Petersburg, ask the shop to provide you with the necessary documentation to let you take it out of the country. If you're in any doubt, take the item to the Board for the Preservation of Cultural Valuables for assessment and to receive the relevant certificate. Prices depend on the item and how quickly you need the paperwork to be processed (usually three days) but are generally less than 1000R.
17 ul. Malaya Morskaya, City Center, St. Petersburg, 190000. 812/571–0302. Metro: Admiralteyskay.
17 ul. Malaya Morskaya, St. Petersburg, 190000, Russia