I am no longer actively involved with the project but things seem to be doing quite well without me.
The next few days is probably your last chance to sign up for a Winter is the Soul of Russia” (c) trip with elements of Misery Tourism” (c).
And dead season, when I can offer my time cheap is nearly over too. Gold Ring, Moscow to St. Petersburg, or a trip to Staritsa along the Old Riga road. It can even be done camping style to save you a bundle on hotels and restaurant meals, and of course to make it more of an “experience”. MORE>>
Whatever the reason you find yourself left on the street. Not being a street living natural you still insist on daily personal hygiene. There are showers in the basement of GUM east side of Red Square. 600 roubles ($20) to access them. From what I hear pretty civilized and comfortable. Once in GUM look for signs to “Исторический туалет” (“historical toilet”).