An attractive cultural program is offered during RCBJSF - 2018 for participants and accompanying persons to experience and to enjoy St. Petersburg points of interest.






Social event:
Welcome reception and a boat-trip by Neva River,
included to the conference fee
Detailed timetable will be announced later.



19:00 - 21:30

Visit Mikhaylovskiy theatre. Opera “Iolanta” by P. Chaykovskiy.

Price: 2800 RUB 
Advanced booking is required.
Transfer from the theatre to the hotel is included.

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9:00 - 22:00


Excursion to Peterhof + Conference Dinner

Registration fees for students, accompanying persons and participants from Russia don't include the excursion.
Price: 3500 RUB
Advanced booking until April 16!

9.00 Bus transfer from the Venue (Ioffe Institute)
10.30 Excursion the splendid St. Petersburg's suburb - Peterhof - with a visit to the Grand Peterhof Palace and Special Treasury
13.30 Lunch in the Park cafe
Walk in the Lower Park
16.00 Return to St. Petersburg

The banquet venue will be announced later.
Registration fee for students doesn't include the banquet.
Price: 3000 RUB
19.00 Banquet 

Payment at the onsite registration desk


16:00 - 21:00

City tour around St. Petersburg with visiting the State Hermitage

Price: 3600 RUB 
Advanced booking is required. (40 tickets only)
16.00 - 17.00 Guided trip from the Symposium venue to the State Hermitage museum.  
17.00 - 19.00 Guided tour in The Hermitage.
19.00 – 21.00 Guided city-tour with photo-stops near the main Saint Petersburg places of interest. Bus transfer to the Hotel.

4 tickets are still available!

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Please use above "Book online" links to book and pay the tour (-s). The payment should be made until April 27, 2018.
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Mikhaylovskiy theatre. Opera "Iolanta".

We are glad to offer you visit Mikhaylovskiy theatre, one of the most famous theatres of Saint Petersburg. On May 15, 2018 you will have an opportunity to hear "Iolanta", by Petr I. Tchaikovsky.

Pyotr Tchaikovsky found the inspiration for his last opera in a tale of medieval France. Iolanta, the daughter of King René, has been blind since birth, but is unaware of her misfortune. Cradled in loving care, she lives a quiet, happy life, in ignorance of her blindness, until a young knight happens to enter her home. In a very literal sense, the opera celebrates love and its curative powers. Indeed, it is only after she falls in love, experiences spiritual pain, and overcomes her fear, that Iolanta is able to see. In the finale, the choir extols the universe, the light of reason, morality, and purity. The production is bathed in light, which heightens its delicate musical lyricism and reinforces the story’s main theme of the victory of light over darkness.


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City tour and Excursion to the State Hermitage

There is no better way to gain an impression of Saint Petersburg, than to take part in a sightseeing tour with a professional guide who will show you our wonderful city, the most interesting and memorable places, its' secrets and mysteries. You will see all its main sights, learn how St. Petersburg had been created, how it had become the Imperial capital, will see the city, which was the "Cradle of revolution", and in our days became the cultural capital of Russia. During the excursion you will be able to visit the major sights: the Palace square - "the heart of the city", the historic center, the Bronze Horseman, St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Church of the Savior on Blood, the Field of Mars, Summer Garden and cruiser "Aurora" - the symbol of the October revolution, and, of course, the Nevsky prospect, the city’s main avenue. During the tour you will have several bus stops for a quick walk and taking pictures.

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Peterhof – the world of fountains

Peterhof is one of the oldest summer residences in the vicinity of St.Petersburg. Peterhof means "Peter’s Court". It was founded in 1710, when the Peter and Paul Fortress lost its military significance, and Peter the Great started to build another fortress on Kotlin Island to protect St.Petersburg from the city.

Peterhof, a series of palaces and gardens in Russia's is known by some as the "Russian Versailles," and features the the Grand Cascade and Samson Fountain, and many other and very interesting and unique water fountains that require no pumps.

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Night Boat trip with Drawbridges

St. Petersburg is often referred to as Venice of the North. From the very outset the city was built on water, on numerous islands in delta of Neva River. The combination of the architecture and water in Saint Petersburg, as well as in Venice, has a special charm.

A new perspective on the city can be gained from water-level and the boat trip visit some areas of the city that might not be reached on ground.
There are 342 bridges in the city limits of Saint Petersburg.
Peter the Great was designing the city as another Amsterdam and Venice, with canals instead of streets and citizens skillful in sailing. Initially, there were only about ten bridges constructed in the city, mainly across ditches and minor creeks.

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