Individuals with disabilities may find accessibility and accommodation in Russia very different from the United States. While Russian law requires most new public buildings and others with community space (e.g., shopping centers) be accessible for persons with disabilities, many older buildings are not required to meet these requirements.
Getting around in Russian cities and towns may be difficult at times since many sidewalks are narrow and uneven. Mobility is usually easier in cities such as Moscow and St. Petersburg, compared to smaller towns and rural areas. In general, public transportation is not accommodating to people with disabilities; this includes the Moscow Metro, which is not accessible to persons with disabilities.