Practical Information

VISA SUPPORT

Registered authors of selected applications coming from abroad will receive official Visa invitations and get other support in obtaining the Russian Visa.


AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION

We strongly recommend choosing one of the following options:
• Use a taxi counter located in the airport hall or dial any of the numbers below; we advise not to use the services of unofficial taxis at the doorway and outside of the airport, even if they appear to look like the official ones;
Taxi Lux
Telephone: +7 (812) 33-33-2-33
Website: http://www.3333233.ru/en
Taxi 6000000
Telephone: +7 (812) 600 00 00
Website: http://6-000-000.ru/en
• Another option is to order a transfer via taxi apps: we recommend you to use the Gett app or Uber.
• Take a public bus No 13 or 39 in front of the airport to the metro station Moskovskaya and then travel by metro.

INTERNET CONNECTION

The conference venue is covered by free wireless Internet connection.

ELECTRICITY

The electric current in Russia operates at 220 Volts and uses C type plugs, which is a European standard.
Please, make sure that you have the necessary adapters

PHONE CALLS

You should verify that your phone company has an international roaming agreement with St. Petersburg network. Local operators include Megaphone GSM, Bee Line GSM, Mobile Telesystems GSM, Sky Link, Tele2. Handsets can be hired from the companies; SIM-cards are very cheap and can be purchased without a contract. Mobile phone shops are widespread around the city. GSM 900/1800 (not GSM 1900), CDMA, AMPS/D-AMPS and NMT-450 standards are supported in St. Petersburg.
Dialing a mobile number from another mobile phone:
+7 – the code (different mobile operators have different codes, that are a part of the mobile number, e.g., 921, 911) – the number itself.
Phone Calls to St. Petersburg: the code for Russia is +7, St. Petersburg city code is 812.

COPY SHOPS

Print, scan and copy services are available at:
Printsburg Copy Shop: print, scan, copy etc.
Vosstaniya st.51 st. 27 (2nd floor) Kirochnaya st. 24
Open: Mon-Fri | 8 am–10 pm; Sat, Sun | 9 am–9 pm
Price: 10-15 RUB per A4 print
Telephone: +7 (812) 313-16-90
Email: v51@printsburg.ru
Website: http://printsburg.ru

CAFES & RESTAURANTS

Block
Steakhouse, European, Russian cuisine
Potemkinskaya St., 4
Open: Mon-Sun I 12 pm-1 am
Average price: 500-5000 RUB (6-60 EUR)
Telephone: +7 (812) 415 40 40
Website: blok.restaurant

Oba Dva
European, Nordic cuisine
Nekrasova str., 44
Open: Mon-Sun I 1 pm - 11 pm
Average price: 1000-2000 RUB (10-20 EUR)
Telephone: +7 812 449-02-29

Tokio City
Japanese, Pan Asian, Italian
Tchaikovskogo st., 18
Open: Mon-Sun I 10 am - 11 pm
Average price: 200-600 RUB (3-7 EUR)
Telephone: +7 (812) 305-35-65

Ukrop
European, Russian, Vegetarian
Vosstaniya St., 47
Open: Mon-Sun I 9 am - 11 pm
Average price: 300-600 RUB (4-7 EUR)
Telephone: +7 (921) 946-30-39
Website: cafe-ukrop.ru

Trappist
European, Belgian
Radischeva St, 36
Open: Sun-Th I 12 pm - 12 am; Fr-Sat: 12 pm‒2 am
Average price: 500-1000 RUB (5-15 EUR)
Telephone: +7 (812) 275-99-35
Website: www.beercard.ru/en/cafe-trappist

Kroo Cafe
French, Russian
Suvorovskiy pr., 27
Open: Mon-Sun I 9 am - 12 am
Average price: 1000-2000 RUB (10-20 EUR)
Telephone: +7 (812) 273-11-11
Website: www.kroocafe.com

Port
Seafood Cafe
Mayakovskogo St., 21
Open: Mon-Sun I 12 pm - 12 am
Average price: 1000-2000 RUB (10-20 EUR)
Telephone: +7 (812) 906-05-33
Website: portseafood.ru


MUSEUMS

Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace
Dvortsovaya Square, 2
Open: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: 10.30-18.00
Wednesday, Friday: 10.30-21.00
Price: 300-600 RUB (4-7 EUR). Free admission: students; the first Thursday of each month for all visitors
Telephone: +7 (812) 710-90-79
Website: www.hermitagemuseum.org

State Russian Museum
Inzhenernaya Str., 4
Open: Mon, Wed, Fri-Sun I 10 am-6 pm
Thursday I 1 pm-9 pm
Price: 200-600 RUB (2-7 EUR)
Telephone: +7 (812) 595-42-48
Website: en.rusmuseum.ru

St. Isaac's Cathedral State Museum-Memorial
St Isaac’s Square, 4
Open: 10:30 – 18:00 (except Wednesday)
Price: 250-400 RUB (3-5 EUR)
Telephone: +7 (812) 315-97-32
Website: eng.cathedral.ru

Faberge Museum
Fontanka River Embankment, 21
Open: 10 am-6 pm (except Friday) for guided tours; 6 pm-9 pm for individual visits
Price: 200-450 RUB (2-6 EUR)
Telephone: +7 (812) 333 26 55
Website: fabergemuseum.ru

Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art
NUMBER 2, 29TH LINE OF VASILIEVSKY OSTROV
Open: 10 am - 10 pm (except Tuesday)
Price: 350-500 RUB (4-6 EUR)
Telephone: +7 (812) 324-08-09
Website: www.erarta.com

Peter and Paul Fortress
3 Petropavlovskaya krepost
Open: 6 am - 8 pm (except Wednesday). Exhibitions: 10 am - 6 pm
Price: 350-600 RUB (4-7 EUR)
Telephone: +7 (812) 230-64-31
Website: www.spbmuseum.ru