WHO ARE WE?

   

The founders of Provodnik are Viktoria Khisamova, Olga Lukyanova, and Sasha Zaytseva, cultural practitioners who grew up in Moscow. Trained as art historians, we are working in museums and galleries shaping the city’s cultural life.

Yet, we are not alone. The very core of Provodnik is a close connection with people. We shape our tours with the help of experts, friends, and colleagues who make up the local cultural scene. Our guides and hosts are historians, urbanists, art curators, artists, each one an urban insider more than glad to share their love for the city. We believe in the principles of equitable collaboration. Every person who shares her inside knowledge of the city with you receives fair compensation.

   

WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?

   

In a world of cheap flights and tour apps, travelling has become easier than ever. New technologies promise tourists instant access to the charm and authenticity of another culture. But authenticity tends to be elusive. We love Moscow and believe that it deserves a more sensitive approach than that offered by conventional tourism.

    

WANT TO DO SOMETHING TOGETHER?

    

We work with travel agencies and hotels to create unique journeys for their clients. Get in touch if you're interested in collaboration.

We’re also open to suggestions and cooperation. Whether you want to write for our blog, jointly develop exciting new tours, or have other great ideas, feel free to let us know. We’re not simply organising tours. We’re creating a network of like-minded fellows interested in finding a new language to talk about Russia.