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Passport and Visa Information

Don't forget your passport (with visa).

In case you have not received your Payment confirmation from the Organizing committee please take copy of the bank order with you.

Russian law requires that you register your visa within 3 working days of your arrival in Russia. This registration will be made in the hotel.


The Russian currency is rubles (RUB). You can change money in exchange office in airport or in any bank. You can exchange your money in the hotel. However for payment in Metro, bus, trolleybus, taxi you will need rubles. Please change some money at the airport after arrival.

You can also take cash in cash-machine (in the hotel) but it takes 5-7% for transaction. We advise you to bring big sums in euro (registration fee or hotel payment) with you to avoid the transaction payment.



Entrance fee for the metro is about 0.5€ (20 RUB). The price does not depend on distance and number of changes.

Hours of metro operation is about 5:30-24:00.

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Public transport

Public transport fee is about 0.5€ (18 RUB).

City-taxi ("marshrutnoe taxi") fee varies with a route (15-30 RUB)

Hours of public transport operation is about 6:00-24:00.


English-speaking taxi service telephone: +7 (812) 380-2478

Taxi costs about 35 euro. It takes in rush hours about 50 minutes from the airport to the centre of St.Petersburg. Note: the taxi cabs are rather expensive, so we recommend you to share a car with other participants of the conference.

How to get to...

Shuttle Bus

All excursions for the accompanying persons will start from the Morskoy Vokzal Hotel. Shuttle bus for participants and accompanying persons will run between "Oktyabrskaya" and "Morskoy vokzal" every morning. See exact departure time in Accompanying Persons Program.

To 'Morskoy Vokzal Hotel'

The address of 'Morskoy Vokzal Hotel' is following: Morskoy Slavy square 1 ("площадь Морской Славы 1"). Nearest metro station is 'Primorskaya' "Приморская"(Line 3 - Green). Leaving Metro cross Nalichnaya st. to reach the Bus-stop to Morskoy Vokzal Hotel. From metro to hotel you can go by foot, or by public transportation.

By foot: 30 min along Nalichnaya street ("Наличная улица").

Bus № 1, 6 Trolleybus № 10

To 'Oktiabrskaya Hotel'

'Oktiabrskaya hotel' is situated at a crossroads of Nevsky and Ligovsky prospects opposite Moscow Railway Station (Address: Ligovsky prospect 10 ("Лиговский проспект 10")). Nearest metro stations are Ploshad Vosstania "Площадь Восстания"(Line 1 - Red) and Mayakovskaya "Маяковская" (Line 3 - Green).

From Airport

From St.Petersburg international airport (Pulkovo-2) you can get to St. Petersburg by bus №13 (about 0.5€ - 18 RUB) in 20 minutes. From the internal flights terminal (Pulkovo-1) you can get by bus №39. The buses arrive to metro station "Moskovskaya" "Московская" (Line 2 - Blue).

There are two taxi counters in Arrival terminal hall (to the left an to the right from the exit).

Free transfer from St.Petersburg Airport (Pulkovo-2) to the conference hotel, Morskoy Vokzal Hotel, will be arranged for MRS participants arriving Sunday, 24 May. Since this is a collective transfer, waiting times till bus departures cannot be avoided.

The bus will leave at 17:00 from Pulkovo-2 (the latest flight we will wait for is the flight arriving at 16:35). Organizing committee member will wait for the MRS participants in the Pulkovo-2 Arival terminal hall (on the ground floor) after 16:30.
The meeting point location was changed. Take a look at new Plan:

View Pulkovo-2 Plan


St. Petersburg is located at the sea coast of Gulf of Finland. Expected temperature is about 15-20°C. Weather forecast can be found at

St. Petersburg is world known for its "White Nights" - wonderful phenomena happening in the summertime. At the end of the May sunrise is approximately at 4:00 and sunset at 22:00.

The anniversary of the founding of St. Petersburg (Day of the City) will take place on May 27th. A large number of festivals in every district of the city during the week May 25th - May 31st are expected.

St. Peretsburg map:
St Petersburg Map
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Bridge Rising

Pay your attention that bridge raising is performed during the navigation season from May 5th till November 20th. Raising of Ushakovsky, Kamennoostrovsky, Krestovsky, Lazarevsky and Bolshoy Petrovsky bridges is performed by advance order.

Schedule of Bridge Raising

BridgeTime, AM
Volodarsky2.00 - 3.45 & 4.15 - 5.45
Finlyandsky2.20 - 5.30
Alexandra Nevskogo2.20 - 5.10
Bolshoy Okhtinsky2.00 - 5.00
Liteyny1.40 - 4.45
Troitsky1.35 - 4.50
Dvortsovy*1.25 - 4.55 & 3.20 - 4.50
Blagoveshchensky1.25 - 2.45 & 3.10 - 5.00
Birzhevoy2.00 - 4.55
Tuchkov2.00 - 2.55 & 3.35 - 4.55
Sampsonievsky2.10 - 2.45 & 3.20 - 4.25
Grenadersky2.45 - 3.45 & 4.20 - 4.50
Kantemirovsky2.45 - 3.45 & 4.20 - 4.50

*Dvortsovy - Palace Bridge


More information about St.Petersburg can be found at:

Organizing Committee Phone

Direct phone of the Organizing Commitee is avaliable during the conference.
Tel: +7-965-005-22-80


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