The Congress will take place at the main building of the Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg.
ulitsa Kantemirovskaya, 3A
194100, St. Petersburg
How to get to St. Petersburg?
In order to enter Russia most foreign nationals require a Russian Federation visa. It can take time for a visa to be issued and so it is important that the application process is begun as early as possible, but not earlier than 3 months prior an expected date of the visit. Visas are issued by the Embassies or Consulates of the Russian Federation. To find your nearest Russian Embassy or Consulate, please visit http://www.russianembassy.net/. Not all foreign nationals will require a visa to enter Russia; the list of countries for which there is no visa requirement can be found here. Please be aware that in such cases where there is no requirement for a visa to enter the country, there may nevertheless be restrictions on the duration of your stay. You are advised to contact your nearest Russian Embassy or Consulate in order to ascertain the exact requirements for your particular situation.
About St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg is Russia's second-largest city after Moscow and the third largest city (after Moscow and London) in Europe. Situated at the junction of the Baltic sea, the Neva river and land routes, St. Petersburg is the Russia’s gateway to Europe, its strategic center and the closest city to the European Union countries. Inland waters cover about 10% of the city.
St. Petersburg is the administrative center of the North-West Federal District, which has significant natural resource potential, highly developed industry and dense transportation network, providing links of the Russian Federation with the outside world through sea ports in the Baltic and the Arctic Ocean.
The city was founded by Tsar Peter the Great on May 27, 1703. Between 1713–1728 and 1732–1918, Saint Petersburg was the imperial capital of Russia. In 1918, the central government bodies moved to Moscow. St. Petersburg is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list as an area with 36 historical architectural complexes and around 4000 outstanding individual monuments of architecture, history and culture. It is home to the Hermitage, one of the largest art museums in the world, and the world-famous Mariinsky Theatre.
Please note that summer is a high tourist season in St. Petersburg, so it is highly recommended to book the accommodation well in advance.