Published on : Saturday, July 12, 2014
Launched on July 1, the initiative consists of student volunteers helping non-Russian-speaking tourists to find their way, pointing out bars, restaurants, museums and other useful services.
A small group of students is positioned in the Arbat neighborhood and another team in the Alexandrovsky Garden.
The cheery, friendly and handy squad consists of around 10 volunteers, mostly female, speak better-than-serviceable English and join forces to give visitors the information they want.
The groups share out various city maps that highlight the main tourist attractions, along with flyers available in English and Chinese showing other attractions, such as activities on the river, so that visitors can get an idea of what they can find in various places.