St. Petersburg is among the most beautiful
cities in the world. It is located on more than 100 islands,
where the river Neva flows into the Gulf of Finland. The city
was founded in 1703 by the Tsar Peter I as a new capital of
the Russian Empire and kept this status till 1918. The city
has 4.6 million inhabitants and is the northernmost among
the world large cities. Its historic centre constitutes a
UNESCO World Heritage Site. June in St. Petersburg is a period
of short and light nights called "White Nights"
and is the best time to visit the city.
The weather in June is mostly sunny with
usual temperatures between 17 and 23oC. Rain is possible,
so we recommend you to pick up umbrellas and some warm clothing.
The Symposium will be held at Ioffe Physical-Technical
Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (St. Petersburg,
Politekhnicheskaya street, 26); within 5 minutes walk from
the metro station "Politekhnicheskaya" (metro line
How to get there
St. Petersburg's airport "Pulkovo" (LED) has direct connections
to many large cities in Europe and to the most of the cities
in Russia. There are also direct train connections to most
of the cities in Russia and to some cities in Europe.
To reach the Symposium venue from the airport "Pulkovo" (LED)
take a bus (3, 39) or a shuttle taxi to the metro station
"Moskovskaja" (line 2). Take a metro train to travel to the
station "Tekhnologichesky Institute" (line 2). There change
to the line 1 and travel to the station "Polytekhnicheskaya"
You can also take a taxi from the airport to the Symposium
venue. Please make sure to use only official taxi service
available at service desks at the arrival hall.
To reach the Symposium venue from the railway station "Moskovsky
vokzal" travel directly by metro (line 1) from the station
"Ploschad' Vosstania" to the station "Polytekhnicheskaya".
The on-line metro map can be found at http://www.metro.spb.ru/1876.html