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KEY DATES

1 of September 2013

Start «Online registration»

1 of September 2013

Start Visa support

31 of May 2014

Early Registration fee

21 of February 2014

Abstract submission deadline

USEFUL INFORMATION

AIRPORTS:

1. INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT «SHEREMETYEVO»
http://www.svo.aero/en/arrival/international/
AVIA-EXPRESS: SVO-BELORUSSKY RAILWAY STATION
2. INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT «DOMODEDOVO»
http://www.domodedovo.ru/en/
AVIA-EXPRESS: DME – PAVELETSKY RAILWAY STATION
3. INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT «VNUKOVO»
http://www.vnukovo.ru/eng/index.wbp
VNUKOVO – KIEVSKY RAILWAY STATION

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:

Public transport in Moscow is rather cheap, you can go by any of its kinds: underground, bus, trolley coach and cars, fixed route taxi, simple taxi. The most popular and convenient kind Is underground. Tickets can be bought on the stations at the ticket windows of Moscow Underground. Trains arrive every 2 minutes and in the evening the intervals can be changed to 10 minutes. Despite of metro being very convenient mode of transport in the rush-hours it can be overcrowded.

Opening hours : 05:30AM – 01:00AM

Apart from underground you can use other modes of transport – trolley coaches and cars, buses and fixed route taxis. Usually you can buy tickets on the stops in kiosks or from the driver.

To go on taxi you can use the CTO Group services by dialing (495) 960-21-90.
Underground fare: 28 rur
Fixed route taxi fare: 30 rur
Trolley coach, trolley car, bus fares: 28rur
The price is for one-way ticket.

To catch a fixed route taxi or private car you can just lift a hand.

Link to Moscow Underground map:
http://metro.yandex.ru/moscow

TIME LAG:

Moscow time is +3 hours comparing to Greenwich.

CLIMATE:

Climate in Moscow is moderately continental. According to the modern statistics the average temperature in the beginning of August is +20, also it can be rainy and stormy.

CUSTOM RULES:

Import to the Russian Federation:
Foreign currency import in amount that is over 10.000 USD can be possible only if the declaration form is filled in.

Medicine import:
Natural person can import and export medicine in amount needed for personal use.

MONEY, MONEY EXCHANGE:

Rouble is the national currency in Russia. All payments in cash or by credit card are in roubles. Money can be changed in the banks of Russian Federation.

CREDIT CARDS:

Credit cards, including Visa, Master Card, American Express, are taken in most of the banks, hotels, restaurants and shops in Moscow. You will need cash money to pay for the transport fares and food in some shops in Moscow. Also cash money will be necessary in the trips outside the city. 

TELEPHONE:

International calls: dial 8 – 10 – country code – city code – subscriber’s number.
Long-distance calls: dial 8 – city code – subscriber’s number.

USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS:

Single emergency number – 112.

SHOPS, BANKS, MUSEUMS OPENING HOURS:

Opening hours can vary. Generally the schedule is hanged out at the entrance. At the weekends and holidays all establishments are on short day schedule.

ELECTRICITY:

Sockets are European, 220V, 50Hz.

INTERNET:

There are many internet-cafes and bars around Moscow. Apart from that many places have Wi-Fi spots.

HOT LINE OF MOSCOW FOR INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPANTS:
8 – 800 – 220 – 0002

EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS:

Fire department: 01
Police: 02
Ambulance:03
Emergency Gas Service:04
Unified 24-hour emergency service for mobile phones: 112

USEFUL PHONE NUMBERS:

EMERCOM Search and Rescue Service: +7-495-937-99-11
MGTS Telephone Directory 09, 009; Mosvodokanal (urban underground water utilities): +7-495-261-35-42
Moscow City Council +7-495-921-27-45
Phone and address directory of airlines, banks, and embassies 05-9
Services in Moscow +7-495-965-0009
Information about missing children +7-495-401-90-11, +7-495-401-99-82
Information about personal belongings lost on buses, trams, and trolleybuses +7-495-971-02-91, +7-495-631-02-91
Information about personal belongings lost in the metro +7-495-222-20-85
Information about lost documents +7-495-200-99-57
Accident registration bureau of the Moscow police +7-495-688-22-52, +7-495-684-00-25
Traffic Accident Service +7-495-208-82-24

EMERGENCIES:

The Office of the State Traffic Safety Inspectorate +7-495-923-78-92
The Department of Criminal Investigation +7-495-239-72-14
Interpol +7-495-332-30-33
The Military Commandant +7-495-261-11-20
Unified 24-hour funeral services directory: +7-495-702-00-00
24-hour consultation on funeral-related matters +7-495-310-23-10
Transportation of the deceased +7-495-925-75-01, +7-495-927-21-03

HELPLINES:

Suicide Center, emergency assistance +7-495-205-05-50
For children and adults +7-495-189-68-60
For women-victims of domestic violence +7-495-473-63-41
AIDS Hotline +7-495-933-42-32

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE:

Department of Healthcare +7-495-251-83-00
Emergency care facility +7-495-924-64-72
Accident registration bureau +7-495-284-00-25
Eye clinic +7-495-299-61-28
Psychiatric help +7-495-925-31-01
Hospitalization of women in labor +7-495-684-00-26
Sklifosovsky Institute +7-495-680-41-54, +7-495-680-93-60
AIDS emergency diagnosis (anonymous and free of charge) +7-495-366-26-70, +7-495-365-06-01
Emergency substance abuse help +7-495-104-55-04, +7-495-507-09-09
Veterinary emergency: +7-495-212-80-76
+Veterinary assistance at home 7-495-792-85-07
Animal search bureau< +7-495-305-62-45
Euthanasia +7-495-212-80-76

PROTECTION OF RIGHTS:

Public Reception Office of the President of Russia +7-495-206-36-02
Commissioner for Human Rights +7-495-207-39-69
Supreme Criminal Court +7-495-925-25-82
Supreme Civil Court +7-495-928-97-66
Russian Constitutional Court +7-495-206-17-62
Public Prosecution Office of the Russian Federation +7-495-292-88-69
Moscow Public Prosecution Office +7-495-951-71-97
Moscow Military Prosecution Office +7-495-195-05-10
Illegal imprisonment questions +7-495-144-13-72
Federal Migration Service +7-495-925-98-85
Complaints about illegal police activities +7-495-777-11-47
Military draft (hotline) +7-495-276-98-48
Society for the Protection of Drivers Rights +7-495-938-19-65

CONSUMER AFFAIRS:

Consumer Hot Line +7-495-200-48-52
Committee for the Protection of Real Estate Services Consumer Rights +7-495-786-76-90
Moscow Society for the Protection of Consumer Rights +7-495-925-49-59
National Foundation for the Protection of Consumer Rights +7-495-953-50-08

THE MOSCOW GOVERNMENT:

Information and Inquiry Service +7-495-777-77-77
Moscow City Government Public Reception Office +7-495-292-16-37
+Moscow City Government direct line for city residents 7-495-200-67-30

Municipal and Social Services:

Roof damage +7-495-681-05-49
Moszhilinspektsiya (roof leaks, dirty stairwells) +7-495-681-21-45
Moslift +7-495-213-33-08
Problems in new residential buildings +7-495-299-52-64, +7-495-299-54-81
Receipt and Service of Moscow Social Card +7-495-101-45-91
Retirement and Other Social Security Questions +7-495-291-34-78
Abandoned minors +7-495-727-31-56
Sanitary and Epidemiological Service +7-495-287-31-41
Free advice on housing issues +7-495-785-00-55

USE OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT:

There are four types of public road transportation in Moscow: trams, trolleybuses, buses and vans. These are the least expensive ways to travel around the city, while allowing you to become acquainted with the.

Trams are a traditional feature in the city centre, although they can also be found in some outlying areas of old Moscow, for example in Izmailovo and Cheryomushky.

Trolleybuses operate throughout the city more or less everywhere.  There are very few buses operating in the centre, but they are frequent in the newer areas, including those that have spread beyond the Moscow Ring Road, where they are the only means of public transportation. While the Moscow Metro is renowned for its clear layout, road transportation is something different.  There are many reasons for this, including a lack of proper means of transportation, Moscow's traffic jams, minor traffic accidents, irresponsible drivers and cars parked on the tram tracks.  As a result, predicting how long a trip will take is extremely difficult.  Your bus may arrive in five minutes or you may have to wait for half an hour. Lanes reserved for public transportation have just recently been created in Moscow. This has improved traffic, but during rush hour motorists still frequently break the rules, and public transportation is slowed down because of heavy traffic.

Fares for public transport change frequently. In September 2012, a ticket for a tram, trolleybus or bus costs 25 roubles if you buy it at a ticket booth located near a stop or 28 roubles if you buy it directly from the driver.  It is best to buy tickets at a ticket booth, which will save you not only money but also time.  If you intend to use road transportation several times, it is best to buy tickets once for the required number of rides.  There is not a ticket booth at every stop, and in the evening many booths are closed. Board a tram, trolleybus or bus only through the front door; the other doors are exits.  The front door is equipped with a turnstile and a sensor that will check your ticket.  Because of this, passengers board one by one and boarding at a crowded bus stop may take several minutes.  When buying a ticket from the driver, it is best to pay with the exact amount in order not to delay the process. An unwritten rule of courtesy is that you should move away from the aisle and doors, especially if you are travelling a long distance.

There are many films depicting Moscow pickpockets operating in public transportation.  Today, however, there is less danger because pickpockets prefer to operate in markets and large shopping malls.  Nonetheless, you should not keep money or documents in your back pockets or in jacket pockets.  In a crowded bus there is a risk to lose all these. Shuttle vans offer transportation on almost all popular routes.  Their identification number often matches the number of the corresponding bus or tram, but to avoid confusion, it is better to check with the driver.
Shuttle vans are noticeably faster than buses and trolley buses, travel more frequently and can deviate slightly from the main route in order to avoid traffic problems, if necessary.  But they also have disadvantages.  Reckless drivers often disobey traffic rules for extra money.  If a van leaves from a Metro station, the driver will not leave until all the seats are occupied.  As a result, the wait can be up to 15 minutes.