Moscow: Disabled Needs
More than just Fur and Vodka
Moscow’s bid to host the 2012 Olympics was fronted by an emphasis on disabled sports, which Russia has one of the best all-round facilities for in Europe. Disable facilities in Moscow are slowly but surely appearing and the city is gradually becoming easier to access for disabled people. Most of the bigger hotels will feature more than adequate facilities for the disabled to get around; the main problems tend to occur with the older churches and museums. Public transport can also be quite problematic with wheelchairs as buses do not feature such access facilities and the metro doesn’t have an elevator service.