A foreigner traveling to Russia must have a valid passport with expiry date not earlier than 6 months after the date of visitor's departure from Russia and an appropriate visa.
To get a visa, an official letter of invitation authorized by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has to be submitted to a Russian Embassy or Consulate by an inviting institution (Institute of Applied Physics, RAS). Usually, this procedure takes about 3 weeks (starting from reception of the personal data indicated below).
The letter of invitation will be prepared for each foreign participant if he/she provides the Organizing Committee with the necessary information, following carefully the following list:
Preparation of the official invitation for obtaining a visa
will be initiated only on receiving the registration fee.
The boat cruise will start in Nizhny Novgorod at 9 a.m. on Monday, July
and will arrive in St.-Petersburg at 8 a.m. on Monday, July 12.
The most convenient way to reach Nizhny Novgorod from abroad is to use the direct Lufthansa connection between Frankfurt/Main and Nizhny Novgorod:
The train connection between Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod is also available.
TRANSPORT ASSISTANCE IN NIZHNY NOVGOROD
Participants arriving in Nizhny Novgorod on Sunday, July 4 by the Lufthansa flight LH3208 Frankfurt/Main – Nizhny Novgorod
or by the domestic flights from the Moscow airports (SU715 and SU 717 from Sheremetyevo I, and C72 from Domodedovo)
will be transferred directly to the conference ship 'Georgy Zhukov'.Those who arrive by plane on Saturday, July 3 will be transferred to a hotel.
This service will be available if requested in advance only.
Mobile phone number of the Organizing Committee is +7 910 398 1151 (to be used in case of emergency).
This number will be available from Saturday, July 3 to Tuesday, July 13.
ACCOMMODATION IN NIZHNY NOVGOROD
Conference participants may be accommodated on board the conference ship starting at 20:00 of July 4.
Therefore, the participants arriving on Sunday evening, July 4 do not need a hotel and will be accommodated on board a ship. Late dinner will be provided.
Accommodation for the registered participants arriving on earlier dates will be reserved by the Organizing Committee on their request before June 1. No pre-payment is usually required.
ACCOMMODATION IN SAINT-PETERSBURG
Conference participants will have an opportunity to stay on board the ship one night after the Conference.
The participants who intend to stay in Saint-Petersburg for two or more days are strongly advised to reserve accomodation in advance. St.-Petersburg enjoys wide popularity among tourists, especially in the first half of the summer, the white nights season.
Information about St.-Petersburg hotels is available at the sites (in English):
From these addresses you can link to various hotels and make your choice.
The Organizing Committee recommends as suitable variants, but does not restrict a possible choice to, accomodation in the following hotels:
http://hotel-spb.ru/eng/index.php (in English)
http://hotel-spb.ru/rus/index.php (in Russian)
The hotel is located in the heart of the city on the Neva Embankment.It welcomes guests with its 410 executive and standard suites.Reservations can be made on-line through Internet.
http://www.amaranta.ru/en/index.shtml (in English)
http://www.amaranta.ru/ru/index.shtml (in Russian)
This small and comfortable hotel located in the older part of downtown St.-Petersburg offers a selection of about 50 cosy rooms.Reservations can be made on-line through Internet or via e-mail.
http://www.hotel-moscow.ru/english/home.htm (in English)
http://www.hotel-moscow.ru/russian/home.htm (in Russian)
This modern and comfortable hotel is located opposite Alexander Nevsky Lavra at the corner of the Nevsky Prospekt, the central avenue of the city, facing the Neva river. Reservations can be made on-line through Internet, via e-mail or by fax.
This hotel, one of the city's most famous hotels, is located on the edge of the Gulf of Finland and offers 1200 comfortable rooms, 40 de-Luxe rooms included. Reservations can be made on-line through Internet.
Payments in Russian Roubles (RR) are accepted in Russia only. Major credit cards can be also accepted in some large stores, restaurants, and hotels.
Participants arriving in Nizhny Novgorod by the Lufthansa or domestic
flights can change the currency in the Nizhny Novgorod airport by the use of credit cards.