Conference Venue, Lodging and Travel Info

Venue & Lodging

Both, the school “Fierces on BICA 2017” and the conference “BICA 2017” will be held in the Baltschug Kempinski hotel in Moscow, Russia. Above is the view from the hotel.

Very important:

First registrants will receive a substantial (about 50%) discount on the hotel room price. To get it, you need to contact the Organizers.

Travel and Visa Information

Air tickets from, e.g., North America to Moscow are usually much cheaper than to Europe. Please be advised, however, that obtaining a visa for non-Russian citizens may take some time: please inquire at the Russian Embassy in your country. Invitations should be requested through the Organizing Committee at least several months in advance. Get an invitation from MEPhI for obtaining a visa in the category “Scientific and Technical Relations” (007), or Get a visa invitation online from the Hotel Baltschug Kempinski for obtaining a tourist visa. Standard term for visa processing is 7-10 working days. You have to pay the visa fee in the amount that varies depending on the country where the application is made.

For a tourist visa, bring to the Russian Consulate the following documents (the set is different for 007):

  • two identical color photographs of 3 x 4 cm
  • 2 completed and signed by the applicant application forms (version for U.S. citizens)
  • visa invitation and a voucher from the hosting company
  • the original and a copy of your health insurance policy or the certificate of insurance company proving the payment for the premiums and the insurance period
  • required insurance card on an existing insurance valid in Russia
  • original passport or international passport that is valid at least 6 months after the end of the trip

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