An organization for expats living in Saint Petersburg, Russia

Welcome to Saint Petersburg

Are you about to move to St Petersburg? Have you just arrived in St Petersburg? Have you been living in St Petersburg for a while and would love some contact with other expats?

If the answers to any of the above are yes, then you should join us!

We are a community of expatriate women and men living in St Petersburg, Russia, and our main objective is to provide support and friendship to other expats living in this wonderful city. If you are interested in joining, or finding out more about our club, we would love to hear from you. Please contact our Membership Secretary via the Contact Us page.


Membership is open to everyone living in St Petersburg who hold foreign passports. A limited percentage of the total membership is reserved for people who hold only Russian passports. The membership year runs from September to August the following year. All members must pay an annual membership fee. There is a reduced rate for those who join in the middle of the IWC year (January).

Apart from meeting new friends and being part of an understanding and supportive international community, IWC membership offers you:

  • The opportunity to participate in our numerous Social Activities and tours

  • Monthly general meetings with interesting speakers 

  • Weekly news bulletins

  • A wide selection of discounts exclusively for IWC member

  • The opportunity to get involved with some of our Charity Activities

  • The amazing annual Winter Bazaar


Who We are

The International Women’s Club (IWC) of St Petersburg is a club for expatriate women and men living in St Petersburg. It was founded in 1986 and is comprised primarily of foreigners, with a small Russian membership.

What We Do

The IWC is a social club; our primary objective is to provide support and friendship to expats living in St Petersburg. For many people, moving to and living in Russia can be challenging & confusing. We do what we can to alleviate this stress by providing a network of women and men in a similar situation and, even better, ones who have been through the newcomers shock and have valuable tips on how to embrace and enjoy this adventure.
We also contribute to the community in which we live by raising funds for various St Petersburg based charity organizations.


Our executive committee has members from all over the world who make sure our members feel at home and our operations run smoothly.


The Charity Committee is responsible for distributing the IWC charity funds. The Charity Committee reviews in detail and then votes on each request submission made to the IWC.