Rally on wheelchairs around Moscow

 

A rally on wheelchairs under the slogan "Moscow Is Accessible" took place in the center of Moscow to draw attention to the problems that wheelchair users face every day in the Russian capital.
Several tens of people in wheelchairs covered a distance of only 1 kilometer to meet more than 10 obstacles on their way. The journey started from the Central Library.

 

 

The start of the journey at the CathedralThe journey started from the Central Library.

 

 A high-grade ramp becomes an obstacle.

 

 

 

 

 

A high-grade ramp becomes an obstacle.

 

The way back down is a real challenge.The way back down is a real challenge.

 

 Pedestrian cross-walk ends in border stone

 

 

 

 

 

Typical picture for Moscow. Pedestrian cross-walk ends in border stone.

 

Non-accessible places were marked with a special sign Non-accessible places were marked with a special sign.

 

 The pedestrian way is closed, but there is no way for wheelchair users

 

 

 

 

 

 The pedestrian way is closed, but there is no way for wheelchair users.

 

Difficult access to Pushkin Museum Difficult access to Pushkin Museum.

 

 cross-walks are absolutely non-accessible

 

 

 

 

 

These beautiful pedestrian cross-walks are absolutely non-accessible.

 

The rally participants covered only 1 kilometer in Moscow city center to realize that it’s impossible to move on a wheelchair there. In other parts of the city the situation is even worse. 60 percent of wheelchair users have to spend most of the time at home because they have no opportunity to move around the city without any assistance.