Symposium
«EU—Russia: Prospects for Cooperation
in Biotechnology in the Seventh Framework Programme»
EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Community research
Last review: 26.03.2009
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GENERAL INFORMATION

LOCATION & VENUE

The Symposium will be held at the Mariinsky Palace (Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg) and Hotel Pribaltiyskaya.

Dominating St. Petersburg shoreline, the Pribaltiyskaya Hotel is one of the most famous and comfortable hotels of the northern capital of Russia. The hotel is located close to LenExpo, the largest exhibition center in the city, and such famous St-Petersburg attractions as the Hermitage, the Peter and Paul Fortress, Mariinsky Theater, and others. The hotel has everything for a comfortable and diverse stay, and offers first class facilities to both delegates and speakers attending the Symposium.

The Mariinsky Palace     Hotel Pribaltiyskaya
http://www.pribaltiyskaya.ru
 
Isaacs square, 6
St.Peterburg
  14 Korablestroiteley Street,
St.Petersburg

MAP of ST.PETERSBURG 
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TRAVEL INFORMATION

Pulkovo I Domestic Airport.

This airport is located 18 km (11.3 miles) away from the downtown and serves Moscow and most other domestic destinations. If you are not a Russian citizen you will need the Intourist counter and lounge on the upper-level in the right wing of the building. There is a cafe and a duty free shop in the lounge area. When you walk into the lounge the Departures area is to the right and Arrivals is to the left. The booking office is in the lobby.

To get to the city: • take bus #39, which stops at the airport's lower level. It will take you to Moskovskaya Metro station, stopping near the Pulkovskaya Hotel (Ploschad Pobedy 1) en route.
• take a taxi (you can be asked to pay 20-50 $)

Please note that Express buses from the small Aeroflot office at Bolshaya Morskaya Ulitsa 13 are no longer in service.

Pulkovo II International Airport.


Located 17 km (10.6 miles) away from downtown, on the site of the original 1950s Leningrad Airport, it was renovated in the 1980s. The Arrivals area is in the left wing while Departures is in the right wing.

It is also a good idea to check that you have a valid Russian visa.
To get to the city:
• take bus #13 in front of the central office building. There are two stops. If you get on at the one nearer Arrivals, in 10-15 minutes the bus will take you to the Moskovskaya Metro Station, stopping near the Pulkovskaya Hotel (Ploschad Pobedy 1) en route. If you get on at the stop nearer Departures, the bus goes to the nearby suburb of Aviagorodok before returning to the airport and continuing to Moskovskaya Metro Station. The metro is not the last stop, but most people will get off the bus here. (Another hint: it is the first stop after a large square with a monument.) • take a taxi (you can be asked to pay 50 $ and even more depending on your arrival time)

Contact your travel agent for detailed information or visit the airport website at:
http://eng.pulkovo.ru and http://english.spbtraveller.ru

KEY DATES

  April 1, 2006   Deadline for Registration (special hotel prices)
  April 15, 2006   Deadline for Registration (5% discount for the hotel)
  April 20, 2006   Deadline for Visa procurement by Organizers
  April 30, 2006   Registration will be accepted at hotel rack rates
  May 10, 2006   Deadline for submitting lecture and poster abstracts
  May 12, 2006   Deadline for procurement of Visas by the Hotel
  June 6 – 8, 2006   Symposium, St.Peterburg


LANGUAGE

English and Russian are the official languages of the Symposium. Synchronous translation will be available. All abstracts should be submitted in English and Russian (English only for foreign participants). Slides for the presentations should be made in English.

WEATHER

Summer in St. Petersburg is a truly magical time bringing with it the romantic White Nights. Midsummer brings the city 24-hour daylight. Summer generally runs from the beginning of June to the end of August. Temperatures usually reach 20 C (68 F). Also you may follow the weather in St. Petersburg at http://www.wunderground.com/global/stations/26063.html

CURRENCY & CREDIT CARD

You will need rubles as most goods and services are sold by law only for rubles, even to foreigners. Thus, exchange a sufficient sum at an official exchange bureau (after shopping for the best rate) to avoid the necessity to changing money at a store or restaurant at an unfavorable rate. Often you get the best rate by paying with a credit card.

Ruble Currency and Coins: New notes in circulation include 5, 10, 50, 100, 500, and 1,000 rubles. Coins include 1, 5, 10, 50 kopecks, and 1, 2 and 5 rubles.

Foreign Currency No Longer Legal Tender: Even though prices in many shops and restaurants are stated in dollars (or other currencies) because of inflation, payment is always made with rubles or by credit card. US dollars circulate officially as a second currency only in a few sectors of the economy (airlines, payment for visas, etc.).

You can get cash with your credit or cash card by using cash machines in bank building or some hotels.

ROOM RESERVATION: PAYMENT TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The Hotels only accept guaranteed reservations. In order to make a guaranteed reservation, you need to submit credit-card information to the reservation desk. This means you will have to fill out a special form and fax it or send it via email with a photocopy of both sides of the credit card. You may choose to send a letter of guarantee from your company with your banking information, signed by the general director and chief accountant and stamped with the company’s round seal.

VISA MasterCard Diners Club AMEX JCB

    The Hotels do not accept checks.

INSURANCE & LIABILITY

The Symposium is not insured to meet any claims arising from any incidents. The Symposium organizers accept no responsibility for any loss of money or goods incurred by participants. It is the responsibility of participants and accompanying persons to be properly and adequately insured.

PASSPORT & VISA

Passport and visa requirements may differ according to the country of origin. Russian entry requirements for foreign citizens to the Russian Federation:
• Passport must be valid 3 months beyond intended stay

• Tickets and Documents for return or onward travel
• Russian Visa

VISA INFORMATION

To get visa support you need to send the following information:

• Photocopy of the vital information pages of your valid passport (showing Name, Birth Date, Passport Number, Expiration Date)
• Completed and signed
Visa application form (one per person)
• Send the documents to
Dr. Olga Koroleva
Ph.: +7(495)-952-87-99 or +7(495)-954-44-74
Fax: +7(495)-954-27-32 E-mail:
Olga Koroleva

We inform You when You can obtain a visa at Local Russian Embassy of Consulate!

Russian visa must be registered
 When   • within 72 hours upon your arrival if you stay in an apartment, within 24 hours upon arrival if you stay in a hotel
(excluding weekends and official holidays);
  • it is next to impossible to extend a visa which has not been duly registered, and getting out of Russia with an unregistered visa could be a very expensive proposition.
  What documents should be submited:     • Visa, passport, and migration card.
 Where:   If you are staying at a hotel     • the hotel will register your visa;
    • a small registration fee can be imposed.

The details can be found at http://petersburgcity.com/for-tourists/visa/registration

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