Official partner of the Organizing Committee is «JSC Saint Petersburg Council for Tourism» Company. «JSC Saint Petersburg Council for Tourism» will provide all official events of the Course and will help to spend a nice time in St.Petersburg.

The Council for Tourism offers the participants and guests following services:

1. Visa support.
These documents (Invitation, confirmation and voucher) will help you to get Visa in Russian Consulate in your country. To provide Visa support documents The Council for Tourism needs to get a copy of your passport by e-mail or fax or you can provide the following information:
- Full name (as it is mentioned in passport);
- Citizenship;
- Departure country;
- Date of birth;
- Passport's number;
- Experience date of the passport;
- Sex;
- Dates of arrival & departure.

Cost of this service - Euro 8 per person.

An entry visa is necessary for the Course participants arriving to Russia from all the countries.

2. Meeting at the airport, bus station or railway terminal, transfers to        the hotel (and hotel-airport/railway/bus station).

3.  Accommodation at the “Rossiya” hotel.
Single rooms for the teachers and twin rooms for the students are envisaged.

4. Hospitality Desk.
During the days of the event in the lobby of “Rossiya” hotel Council for Tourism organizes the hospitality desk and offers the additional paid services:
- organizing an additional excursion programs in St.Petersburg and suburbs;
- providing tickets to the most famous Russian theatres;
- booking table in a restaurant;
- renting a car;
- guide and interpreter services.

5.  Lunches buffet.

Please contact The Council for Tourism concerning visa support and hotel reservation by e-mail
phone/fax +7 812 571 23 48;  +7 812 571 08 06.
Contact person – Ms Olga Kolesnikova, the Director of International Center of Incoming tourism.

The bank details for visa support payment:

JSC Saint Petersburg Council for Tourism

Phones: + 7 (812) 314-8786
Fax: + 7 (812) 117-9381 / 110-6824
address: Italianskaya street, 3, St.Petersburg, 191186, Russia

Bank account for EUR: 40702978800005000924 with Exportno-Importny Bank, 23/21 Prof. Popov str., St.Petersburg


Please indicate in the section "Details of payment" your name and note "The Third Baltic Sea Region Symposium and Postgraduate Course".

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Organizing Committee by E-mail: or Ms Olga Kolesnikova



The major Course activities will occur in the Hotel “Rossiya” where the majority of the participants will live and where the sittings and poster session will be held.

The Hotel “Rossiya” is one of the leading three-star hotels of St. Petersburg of over forty years. An impressive 10-storey building of the hotel is located in one of the most fashionable areas of the city, on the second most important city avenue close by a picturesque park “Park Pobedy” (“Victory Park”).

The Hotel neighbors are the Branch Building of the Russian National Library, the Aviator Park, and the Sport and Concert Arena. The hotel is a five minutes walk from “Park Pobedy” Metro station and some 15 minutes by car from Pulkovo Airport. It will take you 25 minutes by car or 4 Metro stations to get to downtown (7.5 km away).

The Hotel provides the highest standards of service and hospitality, with the comfort and facilities you would expect of a modern three star quality hotel: halls for conferences with Audio/Visual Equipment, round-the clock business center (The business center located in the hall of the hotel is equipped with everything necessary for a successful work. It features Fax, Xerox, direct-dial international phone, computers with Internet access), parking lot, porter services, security system, safes, 24 hours bank services and currency exchange, restaurant, taxi order, medical services and pharmacy, souvenir store, international newspapers stand, beauty shop, massage, solarium, shopping center, pets allowed.

The address of the "Rossiya" Hotel is as follows:
11 Ploschad Chenyshevskogo, St. Petersburg, 196070, Russia.

You can get to the “Rossiya”Hotel from Airport
Terminal “Pulkovo –1”by bus #39 or mini-bus K-39
Terminal “Pulkovo –2” by bus #13 or mini-bus K-13
up to “Moskovskaya” Metro station than by metro train up to “Park Pobedy” Metro station.


Map of St. Petersburg


St.Petersburg Metro Sheme


Map of "Rossiya" Hotel locality



Welcome to Saint Petersburg, one of the most beautiful cities of the world and Russia's prominent cultural center.

Few cities can offer so many stunning attractions and intriguing moods as St. Petersburg - City of the Russian Tsars. Created by Peter the Great in 1703 to be his "window on Europe", St Petersburg combines its fascinating Russian heritage with a distinctly European outlook. Considered the cultural heart of modern day Russia, St. Petersburg is rapidly regaining its reputation as one of the Great Cities of Europe. The famous White Nights with their legendary midnight sun, fall in June each year, lending the City an intriguing and exotic mood, and St. Petersburg reveals its beauty from a new and more subtle perspective.

The State Hermitage is one of the oldest and largest museums in the world. The museum is located in 5 historical buildings of St.Petersburg, including the Winter Palace - the former residence of Russian tsars. The buildings of the museum, by themselves, are architectural chef d'oeuvres. The collections of The Hermitage number over 3 million items from prehistoric to modern times. Magnificent works of art embracing prehistoric culture, Egyptian art, the art of Antiquity, and great collections of Western-European paintings and sculptures are displayed in 400 halls of the museum.