I'm an avid collector of classical, jazz, and ethnic music on CD and LP. Where are the best places to shop for these types of CDs and LPs in St. Petersburg? Is it common to find used (or even new) LPs in any shops (I'm especially looking for recordings of David Oistrakh, Vladimir Sofronitsky, Sviataslav Richter, Kiril Kondrashin, Boris Christoff, etc.)?
I've read that CDs and DVDs are very cheap in Russia and that many are pirated / illegal copies. Books often warn about bringing illegal DVDs back into one's home country but never say anything about CDs. Is there a possible problem with buying CDs in Russia? Is there a way to tell which are legal copies?
Thanks for your advice!