Travellers with Disabilities
Travellers with disabilities are not well catered for in Russia. Many footpaths are in poor condition and potentially hazardous and there is a lack of access ramps and lifts for wheelchairs. However, attitudes are enlightened and things are slowly changing. Major museums such as the Hermitage offer good access for those with disabilities. Liberty is a tour agency specialising in wheelchair-accessible tours in St Petersburg.
Before setting off, get in touch with your national support organisation (preferably with the travel officer, if there is one).