Since I’m always advocating that you gentlemen do your best to actually be in Russia to experience the culture and extraordinary beauty..

I thought it might be wise to pass on a possible way to do it.

Volunteer for a worthy cause.

As it turns out there is an outfit called Cross Cultural Solutions which specializes in matching up volunteers with various programs not just in Russia but internationally as well.

Although this is a noble thing to do I realize that this may not be everyone’s cup of tea.

But if you are up for an adventure of a lifetime and feel like you can make a difference.

Then this may be the ticket which gets you in and initially settled.