I am going to plan to take a bag of supplies to the orphanage(s) in Nizhny Novgorod. I am thinking to ask the kids' school to see if any of the students/teachers want to donate items. Most people want to help orphans, they just don't know how. This will be an easy opportunity for them.
Has anyone used asaptickets.com to buy plane tickets? They're quoting $800 for a roundtrip ticket to Nizhny Novgorod, whereas, other sites show $2000...not sure if I should trust asaptickets or if I've hit the goldmine? What airlines have you used (or do you know others have used) to go to Russia?
I am putting together some really fun fundraisers for our adoption. Stay tuned!