Registered authors of selected applications coming from abroad will receive official Visa invitations and get other support in obtaining the Russian Visa (you will be asked to fill in this form and to provide a scanned copy of your passport). Make sure to pick the corresponding option during the submission process and to provide the necessary information for the invitation as soon as possible upon our request.
For the accompanying persons, upon request hotels you book provide Visa invitations that can be used to obtain tourist Visas (a fee of about $25/20EUR applies). Contact us if you need help in communicating with them.
Note: It is essential to deal with the Visa issue as soon as your abstract gets accepted and submit your Visa application not later than May. The procedure takes time.
FLIGHT AND ACCOMMODATION
We have secured accommodation options nearby the venue. Due to the high season and the Football World Cup, we strongly recommend to pick one of these during the abstract submission. Otherwise, make sure to book long in advance. The same refers to the air tickets: It is advisable to book as soon as your abstract is accepted.
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;
Telephone: +7 (812) 33-33-2-33
Telephone: +7 (812) 600 00 00
• 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.
The conference venue is covered by free wireless Internet connection.
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
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
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.
Print, scan and copy services are available at:
Printsburg Copy Shop: print, scan, copy etc.
Vosstaniya 51 st. 27 (2nd floor)
Open: Mon-Fri | 8 am–10 pm; Sat, Sun | 9 am–9 pm
Price: 10-15 RUB per A4 print
Telephone: +7 (812) 679-16-90
CAFES & RESTAURANTS
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
European, Nordic cuisine
Nekrasova str., 44
Open: Mon-Sun I 1 pm - 11 pm
Average price: 1000-2000 RUB (12-30 EUR)
Telephone: +7 812 579 17 89
Japanese, Pan Asian, Italian
Tchaikovskogo st., 18
Open: Mon-Fri I 11 am - 11 pm, Sat-Sun | 12 am - 11 pm
Average price: 300-700 RUB (4-10 EUR)
Telephone: +7 (812) 305-35-65
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
Radischeva St, 36
Open: Sun-Th I 12 pm - 12 am; Fr-Sat: 12 pm‒2 am
Average price: 500-1000 RUB (4-15 EUR)
Telephone: +7 (812) 275-99-35
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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