Attending the symposium

The attendees are kindly asked to apply using the on-line registration form. In exception case the abstract can be attached to e-mail to Irina Yaroshenko, the secretary of the Organizing Committee. Deadline for submitting abstract for oral and poster presentations is December 30, 2017.

Visa support

All foreigners traveling to Russia must have a passport and visa covering the duration of stay in the country. There are two options — business visa and tourist visa.

Tourist visas are issued by Russian Consulates in your home country, based on an invitation (a visa support letter) from the authorized hosting Russian travel agency, registered with the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The invitations must be on letterheads and contain full name of the invited person, his/her date of birth, passport number, period of stay in Russia and cities to be visited.

The WSC-11 organizing committee recommends applying for tourist visa support. Visa support is available from our partners, Favourite DMC. The contact person is Olga Zhelezkina, , phone: +7 931 367 65 02. Remember to mention that you are going to participate in WSC-11.


Friday morning all participants are invited to a Saint Petersburg city tour, where you will have possibility to see the most impressive palaces and cathedrals, get known the life stories of the Romanov Dynasty and enjoy Russian architecture and cultural heritage. The tour will be guided by an English-speaking guide and include the following sights:

  • St. Issac's Cathedral
  • the Church of the Savior on Spilt Blood
  • Winter Palace
  • Palace Square
  • the Point of Vasilievsky island, the University
  • the Cazan Cathedral
  • the Nevsky prospect and others.

If you plan to stay in Saint Petersburg a day or two more, our partner will be happy to assist you with special tours and excursions, see a PDF with additional information and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Accompanying persons program

The main excursion is provided for both participants and accompanying persons. Additional activities such as local excursions, as well as theater visits, etc. may be arranged on demand. The additinal information will be available later on the web-site.