Social Programme & Optional Tours


Social Program


Wednesday, July 8, 19.00 – 22.00: Welcome party, Saint Petersburg State University, Graduate School of Management, Volkhovskiy Pereulok, 3.


Thursday, July 9: No group activities will be organized.

Friday, July 10, 17.00 – 18.30: Boat trip along rivers and canals of Saint-Petersburg, start at Universiteskaya nab., 3.


Friday, July 10, 19.00 – 23.00: Conference dinner at restaurant "Academia", Birzhevoy pr., 2.

Optional Social Program

(not included to the registration fee)


We advice participants either to enjoy our beautiful city by their own (this is still the wonderful period of white nights), or to enjoy famous Russian ballet at Mariinsky or Mikhailovsky theaters. Opera performances are also very nice there.



On July 9 there will be


You may buy the tickets via the sites of the theaters (see the links above).

We recommend to buy the tickets in advance.


Night boat trip

Another interesting activity could be a night boat trip under the open bridges over the Neva River. These trips usually start around 1 a.m. with duration about two hours. It is important to take a boat at location that you can reach form your hotel without crossing the bridges.


The State Hermitage


Saturday, July 11: Excursion to the State Hermitage will be organized for conference participants on July 11.


Price: 1550 RUB (abt. 25 EUR)

Price includes: entrance tickets, English-speaking guide, transport.


The State Hermitage is one of the oldest and largest museums in the world. It is famous for its numerous collections, which encompass world culture from prehistoric times to the present days. In 240 years of its existence the museum accumulated a collection of almost three million exhibits, including significant art collections of Ancient East, Ancient Greece and Rome, Islamic arts, Italian Renaissance, 19th—20th centuries paintings, etc. The Hermitage is also home for the art pieces from Saint Petersburg imperial palaces, collections of Russian Emperors dating to 18th—19th centuries, as well as numerous art pieces created by request of the Tsars by famous artists of Europe.


You can book the excursion after creating an account at


The deadline for booking and payment is June 19, 2015.



If you have any questions concerning performances and night boat trip, please contact Anna Khmelnitskaya, In case of any questions concerning booking excursion to the State Hermitage, please contact Elizaveta Shur,