About St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg is the second largest city of Russia and a major scientific and cultural center. It is rightly deemed, to be one of the most beautiful cities on earth, and its historical center is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

St. Petersburg is a cradle of national science. It is here where the Russian Academy of Science was found. Saint Petersburg has long been a leading center of science and education in Russia and houses 47 Universities and Tertiary Institutions.

Due to its strong scientific potential St. Petersburg is well-known and recommended as proven comfortable place to discuss and formulate positions on scientific strategic issues.

  • Europe’s Best Tourist Destination (2017, World Travel Awards)
  • #21 the Top 25 Europe Destinations (2018, Traveller’s Choice TripAdvisor)
  • The cultural capital of Russia
  • «Open Air Museum»

> 100 historical palaces

> 80 museums

> 500 bridges

  • Residence of the imperial family

> 200 years

  • Architectural appearance created by
  1. Mattarnovi, J.-B.Leblon, D. Trezzini, G. Quarenghi, Rastrelli, A. Montferrand
  • Currency:Russian ruble (all prices are generally quoted in Russian rubles. All delegates may exchange currency at

hotels, banks, currency exchange offices, ATM machines. Bank cards are acceptable in 95 % places. Sales Tax 20 %,

included in price. The official exchange rates 1 € = 76,4 P, 1 $ = 66,8 P)

  • Electricity:220 volts, the European standard 2-prong plug is used
  • Wi-Fi networks:is common across the City and usually access is free (you may have to ask for a password, to get online / input your mobile phone number)

Average Weather in September in Saint Petersburg Average Temperature: 
15 °C Precipitation: 54.2 mm Humidity: 76% Dew Point: 12 °C Wind: 9 k