Travel Information
The Symposium will start on August 2. The boat will depart at 20:00. Participants will be able to board the boat starting from 10:00 am of August 2.

River passenger terminal

Address: 195 Obukhovskoy Oborony Pr., not far (ten minutes walk) from the metro station "Proletarskaya"

On August 2 transfer to the boat"Zhukov" will be organized as follows:

A minibus from metro station "Proletarskaya" to the boat will be available from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.

A bus will pick up participants at the hotel "St.Petersburg" at 10:30 am and at the hotel "Admiralteiskaya" at 11:00 am.

A bus will be waiting for participants at the airport Pulkovo-2 at 3:00 pm and at 5:00 pm.

Please look for the poster with the symposium logotype and title.

The center of the city is connected with the River passenger terminal by direct metro line:
One can start at the metro stations Nevsky Prospekt, Gostinyi Dvor, Moscow Railway Station and go as far as Proletarskaya metro station.

There is no direct bus or metro service from the St.Petersburg Pulkovo Airport to the River passenger terminal.

Visitors are advised either to take a taxi or a bus+ metro. 


Domestic, CIS, and some international flights. Location - 18 km from the city center.
39 Bus, K-39 Minibus (airport - Moskovskaya metro station); or charter taxi services (airport - Moskovskaya metro station). Moskovskaya metro station Proretarskaya metro station.

International flights. Location - 17 km from the city center.
K-213 Minibus (airport Sadovaya-Sennaya Ploshad metro station) or 13 Bus (airport - Moskovskaya metro station). Charter taxi services (airport - Moskovskaya metro station). Moskovskaya metro station/ Sadovaya-Sennaya Ploshad metro station Proretarskaya metro station.

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Public Transportation System

Above-ground transportation

Operates from 6.00 to 24.00. Fare is collected through the sale of special tickets. One ticket (for a single one-way trip) costs from 10 to 15 rbls., it can be obtained right in the vehicle from conductors.
Charter taxies (buses, mini-buses) circulate along all main routes - as a rule, 7.00 - 22.00.

The Metro System

The Metro operates from 5.45 to 24.00. Line transfers stop at 0.10. The fare is 10.00 rbls., paid by special tokens or by magnetic cards available at all Metro stations.


Taxies can be recognized by the checkered stripes and the letter T on the car door, or the highlighted sign Taxi on the roof.

More detailed information can be found at the site


The participants who intend to visit St.-Petersburg before that date are strongly advised to reserve accomodation in advance as St.-Petersburg enjoys wide popularity among tourists.

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:

"Saint-Petersburg" hotel (in English) (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.

"Admiralteyskaya" hotel (in English) (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.

"Moskva" hotel (in English) (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.

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The participants departing in the evening of Aug. 9 may stay on board till midnight of Aug. 9. Lunch and dinner will be provided. If you are going to stay in Nizhny Novgorod longer, a hotel will be reserved for you on your request.

There are several ways to get to the place of your destination from Nizny Novgorod:
by a direct flight from Nizny Novgorod (by Lufthansa)
through St.Petersburg (by overnignt train)
through Moscow (by overnignt train).

The Moscow and Saint-Petersburg International Airports are served by many air companies. In particular, Lufthansa makes three flights from Saint-Petersburg to Frankfurt daily.

The timetable for airplanes and trains is enclosed. Please bear in mind that the schedule for air and railway transportation may slightly change in the summer.
This information will be updated as soon as it becomes available.

We recommend all the participants to book travel tickets in advance and will be grateful to receive information concerning your travel schedule (arrival and departure date and time, number of flight/train) as soon as possible. Please, send us your requests for hotel reservation in Nizhny Novgorod. We can also assist you in booking tickets from Nizhny Novgorod to Moscow and St.Petersburg.



  • Nizhny Novgorod-Moscow # 23, departure 23:55
    arrival 8:00 (Kazanskiy Railway Station), daily
  • Nizhny Novgorod-Moscow # 21, departure 22:40
    arrival 6:15 (Kurskiy Railway Station), daily
  • Nizhny Novgorod-Moscow # 61, departure 6:20
    arrival 11:00 (Kurskiy Railway Station), daily
  • Nizhny Novgorod-Moscow # 115, departure 8:52
    arrival 13:50 (Kurskiy Railway Station), daily
  • Nizhny Novgorod-St.Petersburg # 59, departure 18:20
    arrival 9:45, daily


  • Nizhny Novgorod-Moscow (Vnukovo), flight -2923, departure 7:50
    arrival 9:05, daily
  • Nizhny Novgorod-Moscow (Domodedovo), flight C71, departure 11:10
    arrival 12:15, daily
  • Nizhny Novgorod-Moscow (Vnukovo), flight 161, departure 15:05
    arrival 16:35, daily
  • Nizhny Novgorod-Moscow (Domodedovo), flight C73, departure 22:20
    arrival 23:25, daily (except Thursdays)
  • Nizhny Novgorod-Frankfurt flight LH3209, departure 13:05 (Moscow time),
    arrival 14:45, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays

We usually reserve for our guests in Nizhny Novgorod accomodation in two hotels: "Oktyabrskaya" and "Volzhsky Otkos".
Both of them are situated at the beautiful Volga embankment, at the center of the city, and close to the Institute of Applied Physics. The rates range from US $ 40 to US $ 200.

Accomodation in "Oktyabrskaya" hotel, breakfast included:
Single - US $ 110-150
Double - US $ 160-200

Accomodation in "Volzhsky Otkos", no breakfast:
Single - US $ 40-70
Double - US $ 80-160

Please inform the organizing committee in advance what kind of accomodation you would prefer and for what period.

Accomodation in Moscow can be reserved either through travel agencies or through Internet. On-line reservation is possible.

The address for Moscow hotels is:
From this address one can link to various hotels.