11 tips for traveling in Russia on a budget

Planning a holiday and don’t want to break the bank? Here are a few hacks to help you journey around the world’s biggest country on a shoestring. 1. Get a volunteer invitation Ferapontov Monastery Vladimir Smirnov/TASS Like people from all over the world, many Russians are open to volunteering in exchange for food, accommodation, and new experiences. There is, for example, theHelp Exchange advertising service. Foreigners are invited as volunteers by small companies, families, children’s camps, and even the Academy of Sciences (before the beginning of the archaeological season, for instance).…

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