Baltic States + Russia: The use of a camera or a video camera is usually allowed in museums and at sights but as a rule there should be an extra fee charged. The use of a flash is prohibited in museums and churches. Photographing a priest or monks is not allowed. Furthermore it is forbidden to photograph military and strategic objects. It is also not appreciated if you want to capture the fringes of society (dilapidated buildings, intoxicated persons, et cetera). The people of Russia let themselves be photographed but always ask for permission first. In the Baltic cities and St. Petersburg all kinds of films and batteries are readily available.