The Conference venue - St. Petersburg is rare in its way. The history
of St. Petersburg begins since 27th May 1703, the day of the foundation
of the Peter and
Paul Fortress in the mouth of the Neva by tsar Peter the Great, and
thus the birthday of the city. Within a short period of time the work of
thousands of serfs driven here from all parts of Russia, the skill of architects
and sculptors and the talents of scholars from Italy, France, Germany and
Holland turned St. Petersburg into one of the most attractive cities in
Europe, and a very great scientific and cultural center of world importance.
Indeed the city of Peter is an outstanding creation both of Russia as a
whole and of Europe as a whole.
And despite the fact that one of the symbols of our city is the "Bronze Horseman", a monument to a tsar and an autocrat, the main thing with the people of St. Petersburg was and is a spirit of openness, free-thinking and a love of liberty.
Do not miss an opportunity to enjoy masterpieces of architecture of world importance:
The National Organizing Committee of the Control of Oscillations and
Chaos Conference as well as the local organizers are doing their best to
combine your professional activities with pleasure during the Conference
period. A number of cultural and social events will be offered for the
participants and accompanying persons. We are sure that your meeting with
St. Petersburg and its citizens will leave you with life-long impressions
of the best and warmest kind.
A few sightseeing tours will be organized for the Conference participants and accompanying persons:
26, 16:00 - 20:00 - Survey bus tour of St.Petersburg.
Aug 27, 19:00 - 20:00 - Waterbus tour "Over rivers and channels"
Tours over suburbs:
Bus tour "Peterhoff fountains"
Aug.31 Bus tours "Tsarskoe selo" and "Pavlovsk"
Survey bus tour and waterbus tour are included into the conference fee. Tours over suburbs are not included into conference fee and should be paid on arrival (US$ 20-30) at the registration desk.
The Hermitage Museum is located within 3 min walk from the Conference site. It is open everyday except Monday from 10:00 till 18:00.
You can reach St.Petersburg
St.Petersburg International Airport (Pulkovo II), St. Petersburg is
directly connected to most of the European capitals.
via St. Petersburg Domestic Airport (Pulkovo I), St. Petersburg is 50 minutes flight from Moscow. In Moscow you can get to the domestic airport Sheremet'evo I by the bus 551 or shuttle from the subway station "Rechnoy Vokzal", by the bus 517 or shuttle from the International Airport Sheremet'evo II or by the shuttle from the subway station "Airport".
St. Petersburg is 8 hours from Moscow by train from the railway station "Leningradskiy Vokzal" (a night train is the most comfortable choice). In Moscow you can reach the railway station "Leningradskiy Vokzal" by subway (get off at "Komsomolskaya" stop).
The Conference will be held at the
"Dom Uchenykh" (House of Scientists),
Dvortsovaya naberezhnaya, 26,
You can reach the "Dom Uchenykh"
the railway station "Moskovskiy Vokzal": Take the subway ("Plostchad
Vosstaniya"), line 3, direction "Primorskaya", get off at
From the railway station "Varshavskiy Vokzal": Take the subway ("Baltiyskaya"), line 1, direction "Lesnaya", get off at "Technologicheskiy Institut", then take line 3, direction "Primorskaya", get off at "Nevskiy Prospect".
From the International Airport (Pulkovo II ): Take the bus #13 or the shuttle up to the "Moskovskaya" subway station. Then take the subway, line 2, direction "Prospekt Prosvestcheniya" and get off at "Gostiny Dvor".
From the Domestic Airport (Pulkovo I ): Take the bus #39 or the shuttle up to the "Moskovskaya" subway station. Then take the subway, line 2, direction "Prospekt Prosvestcheniya" and get off at "Gostiny Dvor".
Please fill out and send this form to the following address:
The Institute for Problems of Mechanical Engineering
61, Bolshoy V.O. 199178, St.Petersburg, RUSSIA
Fax: +7 (812) 217-86-14,
Reservation will be valid after your registration (see Registration Form) The National Organizing Committee has made preliminary arrangement with hotels (see below). The hotels have reserved a limited number of rooms at a reduced rate for the conference registrants. This rate is valid from August 23 to August 31 based on availability. The reservation will be accepted on the first-come-first-served basis. The organizers can not guarantee reservation returned later than July 15, 1997. Accommodation is not included in the conference registration fee and will be charged to you at the hotel.
COC'97 HOTEL RESERVATION FORM
The rates include prices per night and breakfast
The National Organizing Committee suggests you make your reservation at the hotels Rus, Astoria or Hostel of Russian Academy of Science, nevertheless for your convinience we provide a list of some hotels of different price categories. To make a reservation please contact directly the hotel of your choice.
Phone +7 (812)
|Nevskiy Palace Hotel||Nevskiy prospekt, 57||
|Europe Grand Hotel||Mihailovskaya st., 1/17||
|Pribaltiyskaya||Korablestritelei ave., 14||
|Pulkovskaya||plostchad Pobedy, 1||
|St. Petersburg||Vyborgskaya naberezhnaya, 5/2||
|Mir||Gastello st., 17||
|Russia||plosthcad Chernyshevskogo, 11||
|Oktyabrskaya||Ligovskiy ave., 10||
|Sovetskaya||Lermontovskiy ave., 43/1||
|Neva||Chaikovskogo st., 17||
|Gavan||V.O., Sredniy ave., 88||
|Turist||Sevastiyanova st., 3||
|"Holiday" Youth Hostel||Mikhailova st., 1||
|Sputnik||Toreza ave., 34||
Participants from most countries will need a visa to enter Russia As a host institution the Institute for Problems of Mechanical Engineering will handle this issue through formal invitation letter. To send an invitation letter we need the following details from every person wishing to attend the Conference (contact the Visa Support Group - Maria Potapenko):
Date of birth
Place of birth
Dates of arrival to and departure from Russia
To secure your visa, please contact your nearest Russian Embassy or Consulate as soon as possible. In some cases it might take longer for the visa to be issued. If this is the case please do not hesitate to contact the Visa Support Group and COC'97 Secretariat.
The climate in St. Petersburg is moderate and humid. In August it is
fairly warm with occasional rainfalls, the temperature ranging from 180
to 200 C.
Click here to view a recent meteosattelite image of Russia. No matter what you see visiting St. Petersburg do not forget to take your umbrella.
The present Russian legislation does not impose restrictions as to the amount of foreign currency brought in. Currency excange services are offered in any bank and in most hotels.
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