KEY DATES

Registration fee and hotel
payment deadline
to get Business visa support
15 September 2017

Registration Closes
01 October 2017

Abstract submission Deadline
01 October 2017

Notification of abstract acceptance
15 October 2017

Registration fee and Hotel payment deadline
to get Tourist visa support
15 October 2017

Conference Dates
20 - 24 November 2017

Accompanying Person

Accompanying guests are welcome!

All the accompanying guests (“spouses”) take part in the Welcome Conference Reception  and Bus guided  city tour for the participants of the 4-th International Vavilov Conference, 

but they are not permitted to attend the Conference sessions and Daily catering during the Conference. In addition there will be organized an official sightseeing program for accompanying guests with English speaking guide during the days of  the Conference.

The price of participation in Accompanying person program will be based on the number of persons in the group.  The more tourists in the group, the lower the price for each.

The exact amount of the registration fee for accompanying persons will be announced at the official website of the Сonference later.

The program is subject to change.

Monday,  20 November

 

19:00 – 21:00

Conference dinner with participants of 4-th International Vavilov Conference

Tuesday,   21 November

 

12:30 – 13:30  

Fabergé Museum Tour

 

/images/vavilov2017/image009.jpgFabergé Museum's collection contains the world's largest collection of works by Carl Fabergé, including nine of the famous Imperial Easter Eggs, regarded not only as the finest jeweled works of art, but also as unique historical artifacts. The museum's collection also includes decorative and applied works made by the Russian masters of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The museum is located in the Shuvalov Palace on the Fontanka River - one of the most beautiful palaces in St. Petersburg.

14:00 – 15:00 

Lunch in the cities restaurant

15:30 – 16:30 

Saint Isaac’s Cathedral Tour

 

/images/vavilov2017/image009.jpgSaint Isaac’s Cathedral is one of the world’s largest domed cathedrals. This massive church and its golden dome can be seen from many locations in St. Petersburg. St. Isaac’s Cathedral was commissioned in 1818 by Tsar Alexander I to celebrate the victory over Napoleon, and the French architect Auguste de Montferrand was the designer. St. Isaac’s took 40 years to build, and Montferrand died the year it opened. It sits on a marshy bank of the Neva River, and thousands of huge wooden pilings were sunk into the mud to support the church. The exterior of the cathedral is of Renaissance and Baroque design, and the interior is spectacular because of the mosaics and many precious stones and minerals used. The golden dome is covered with 220 pounds of gold. During the Soviet era, the Orthodox Church was closed to worshipers and became a museum of atheism. Fortunately, many of the wonderful 19th century works of art were retained and decorate today’s St. Isaac’s.

Wednesday,   22 November

12:00 – 13:30

Visit to the Hermitage Museum

 

/images/vavilov2017/image009.jpgThe Hermitage Museum is Russia's best gallery of world art, one of the most prominent art museums in the world and definitely the main tourist attraction of St. Petersburg. The museum was founded in 1764 when Catherine the Great purchased a collection of 255 paintings from the German city of Berlin.

Today, the Hermitage boasts over 2.7 million exhibits and displays a diverse range of art and artifacts from all over the world and from throughout history (from Ancient Egypt to the early 20th century Europe). The Hermitage's collections include works by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael and Titian, a unique collection of Rembrandt and Rubens.

14:00 – 15:00 

Lunch in the cities restaurant

15:00 – 17:00 

Peter and Paul Fortress Tour

 

/images/vavilov2017/image009.jpgWhen Peter the Great re-claimed the lands along the Neva River in 1703, he decided to build a fort to protect the area from possible attack by the Swedish army and navy. The Peter and Paul fortress was founded on a small island in the Neva delta on May 27, 1703 and that day became the birthday of the city of St Petersburg. The Swedes were defeated before the fortress was even completed. For that reason, from 1721 onwards the fortress housed part of the city's garrison and rather notoriously served as a high security political jail. Among the first inmates was Peter's own rebellious son Alexei. Later, the list of famous residents included Dostoyevsky, Gorkiy, Trotsky and Lenin's older brother, Alexander. Parts of the former jail are now open to the public.

Thursday,  23 November

11:00-12:00

Church of the Savior on Blood Tour

 
 

 

/images/vavilov2017/image009.jpgThe Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood is one of the main sights of St. Petersburg. Its official name is the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ.

The Church of the Resurrection, known as the "Saviour on the Blood", was erected between 1883 and 1907 on the site where, on 1 March 1881, Emperor Alexander II was mortally wounded by a bomb thrown by Ignatiy Grinevitskiy, a member of the People's Will organization.
During the Soviet period, the church was considered to have no artistic value. It miraculously escaped demolition, however, and was used as a storehouse.

Restoration work on the church started in 1970 and its reopening in 1997 was an important event in the cultural life of the city.

13:00 – 14:30

Lunch  in the cities restaurant

FREE time in the city center

 

Friday,   24 November

The first half of the day is FREE

17:00-20:00

Bus guided city tour with the participants  of 4-th International Vavilov Conference

 

/images/vavilov2017/image009.jpgSt. Petersburg is one of the world's most beautiful cities, it has all the ingredients for an unforgettable travel experience: high art, lavish architecture, wild nightlife, an extraordinary history and rich cultural traditions that have inspired and nurtured some of the modern world's greatest literature, music, and visual art. From the mysterious twilight of the White Nights to world-beating opera and ballet productions on magical winter evenings, St. Petersburg charms and entices in every season.

Saturday, 25 November

Post-conference tour

 

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10:00-13:00

Catherine Palace tour with visiting of the Amber Room

 

/images/vavilov2017/image009.jpgThe Catherine Palace is the Rococo summer residence of the Russian tsars, located in the town of Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin), 25 km south-east of St. Petersburg. The residence originated in 1717, when Catherine I of Russia engaged the German architect Johann-Friedrich Braunstein to construct a summer palace for her pleasure. The Catherine Palace is world-wide famous for its Amber Room which is a complete chamber decoration of amber panels backed with gold leaf and mirrors. Due to its singular beauty, it was sometimes dubbed the "Eighth Wonder of the World".

13:00-14:30

Lunch in the restaurant “Russkoe Zastolje” in Pushkin

15:00-17:00

Pavlovsk Palace tour

 

Pavlovsk is a former Summer residence of Emperor Paul I and his wife, which was constructed at the end of the 18th century. The history of the Pavlovsk Palace dates back to 1777 when Catherine the Great presented the area to her son Paul. Following the Revolution of 1917, the Pavlovsk Palace was turned into a museum.

/images/vavilov2017/image009.jpgThe Park scattered on the territory of over 600 hectares is the biggest man- centuries made park in Europe. It was designed by Europe's most prominent architects of late 18th century in the English manner. The park is decorated by many statues, monuments, small bridges, and is home to several architectural pavilions all of which create an atmosphere of romanticism.

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We look forward to welcoming you in St. Petersburg!