local know how: russia
It can be easy to put a foot wrong when we travel, but thanks to our Intrepid Russia team, here are some responsible travel tips to help you get it right…
In Moscow it won’t cost you a ruble to visit the Sakharov Museum, which tells the history of repression and human rights in Russia from the revolution onwards. Another great option is the newly-designed ‘Eco Walk’ to Vorobyovy Gory. The walk to the city’s highest point marks Moscow’s first attempt at recycling bins, bird feeders for the local wildlife and information about the nature of the area.
In St Petersburg, Intrepid supports Nochlezhka, a wonderful organisation that gives food, clothing and shelter to homeless people and helps them integrate back into society. So any clothes, shampoo and food you have to donate will be gratefully received. A great sightseeing option is visiting one of the Siege of Leningrad museums so you can learn more about this city’s fascinating history. A portion of museum profits goes towards funds for Siege survivors. These museums are not expensive and very interesting, especially if you hire a guide.”