The meeting will be held in Repino, a suburb of St. Petersburg,
where one of the greatest Russian painters
Ilya Repin had his summer studio and drew his inspiration.
Repino is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland, approximately 40 km
from the city of St. Petersburg, and it can be reached from the city by bus or
- from Finland or "Udelnaya" railway stations (situated near
"Finlyansdkiy vokzal / Ploschad Lenina" and "Udelnaya" metro stations,
respectively) to station
"Repino" by electrical train
- from metro station "Chernaya Rechka" by bus #411
- from station "Zelenogorsk" (reached from Finland railway
station) by some buses
It is planned to hold the conference on the base of the hotel "Zarya". We will
try to arrange reduced costs for all participants of the congress, i.e.
approximately $15 for a bed in a double-bed room and from $20 to $25 for a
single room per day, three meals included. Normal prices are 1.5-2 times
higher. If you send us before 15th April exact information about dates of
your stay in the congress hotel and the kind of room that you prefer, we will
have more possibility to arrange the cheap accommodation for you.
The address of the congress hotel is
"Zarya", Repino, Primorskoe shosse, 423.
The hotel is situated in 15-20 minutes by feet from Repino railway station,
and exactly near the stop of bus N 411. However this bus does not go often (the
timetable for this summer is not determined yet.)
Perhaps you would like to stay some days in the city of St. Petersburg. We
can recommend you an "academic" hotel complex "Nauka", which gives reduced
prices for persons invited by Russian Academy of Sciences. For the time being
the price of a single room is less than $10 per day, and the price of a bed in
a double-bed room is approx. $7 per day. The prices probably will not change a
lot. The conditions are appropriate. This hotel is situated in 5-10 minutes
by feet from metro station "Udelnaya", which is approximately in 20 minutes by
metro from Nevsky prospect and approximately 45 minutes by electrical train
from Repino railway station.
The address of hotel "Nauka" is:
Engels prospect, 65
Please if your prefer to live in "Nauka" hotel, could you inform us about
exact days of your stay there. We need this
information at least in a month in advance before your coming to make
If you prefer another variant of accommodation, we can also help you and
reserve a hotel by your choice. However the price in good hotels ("St.Peterburg",
"Europe") is approximately $200-$300 per day.
If you arrive by plane to the international aeroport Pulkovo-2, you can get
the bus N 13 and ask for the stop "Metro station Moskovskaya". If you arrive,
for example, via Moscow to aeroport Pulkovo-1, you can get bus 39 to reach the
same stop. By metro you can reach Finland railway station or Udelnaya railway
station (direct branch) if you wish to go to Repino or to "Nauka" hotel. Metro
stations at the centre of the city are the following: Nevsky prospect
(Gostiniy Dvor), Ploschad Vosstaniya, Ploschad Alexandra Nevskogo,
Vasileostrovskaya, Gorkovskaya, Sportivnaya, Chernishevskaya, Petrogradskaya.
If you don't know Russian or arrive late to the aeroport please give us exact
information about your flight.
If you prefer to look St. Petersburg or Peterhoff with a help of a guide, we
can offer you the following excursions (car and walk). Below the TOTAL PRICE
of excursion FOR A GROUP is given, maximal number of tourists in the group
- 3 persons. The price of a
travel Repino-city-Repino or Repino-Peterhoff-Repino by car is included. It is
also possible to organize excursions beginning at Nevsky prospect. In this
case the total price reduction $10 will be given for excursions in the city and
The road Repino-city-Repino by car takes 2-2.5 hours,
road Repino-Peterhoff-Repino takes 3.5 hours.
Excursion in the city centre (2 hours): $35
City centre and Peter-and-Paul fortress (3 hours): $40 for a group +
price of entry tickets (now $3.5 for a person)
- City centre and Isaac cathedral (3 hours): $40 for a group + price of
entry tickets (now $8 for a person)
- Hermitage (2 hours): $30 for a group + price of
entry tickets (now $10 for a person)
- Peterhoff (2-2.5 hours): $50 for a group + price of
entry tickets (now $12 for a person)
Please if you would like to accept any of this offers, let us know as soon
as possible before the conference (kind of excursion, preferable dates and time):
We will form the groups and arrange the details. The Hermitage is closed on
Monday (5th June).