18th International Symposium on the Reactivity of Solids
ISRS-18

June 9-13, 2014
St Petersburg

 
 

Cultural program

We offer you the approved cultural program for participants ISRS-18.
Please book tickets in
advance via online registration system of the ISRS-18.
Participation in the cultural program is guaranteed only if it is pre-booked.

Price includes:
- Transport (bus, air-conditioning, microphone)
- English-speaking guide
- Entrance fee to the museums

You are welcome to book the tour in advance via online registration system of the ISRS-18.

Name of excursion
Date and time
Price, RUR
Boat trip "Northern Venice"
Excursion is included in registration fee.
Please book ticket in your personal area
via online registration system of the ISRS-18.
June 12, 2014 16:30
-
Excursion to Peterhof
If you want to attend this excursion, 
please buy ticket in you personal area
via online registration system of the ISRS-18
June 13, 2014 14:15
2000
Excursion to Cathedrals of St.Peterburg
Excursion is included in registration fee accompanying person.
Please book ticket in your personal area
via online registration system of the ISRS-18
June 10, 2014 10:00 
-
Excursion to Cathedrals of St.Peterburg
If you want to attend this excursion and you are not accompanying person, 
you can buy ticket in you personal area
via online registration system of the ISRS-18
June 10, 2014 10:00 
500

 


Boat trip "Northern Venice"

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There is no other way to get an impression about the City of St. Petersburg, than to take a short ride on a bus with an expert guide. The tour includes picturesque sightseeing peculiarities that are most favored by tourists from all over the world.
You will learn a lot about the history and modern life of the city. The tour is spectacular! Saint-Petersburg is the city of rivers and canals. Someone calls Saint-Petersburg a North Venice because of its numerous waterways. A boat cruise along the channels and waterways will present you the unique view of the city. You will realize that the city looks completely different when viewed from the water.
Penetrating into the web of cityís water veins the boat will take you to the most lonely and quiet parts of Saint Petersburg. Walk on Neva - wonderful travel. You will see prospect of the Petersburg embankments famous architectural ensembles, will pass under figured bridges, which for a long time stay symbols of our city.


Excursion to Peterhof

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Peterhof is one of the oldest summer residences in the vicinity of St.Petersburg. Peterhof means "Peterís 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. The fountains are connected by means of a water-main with springs welling out in the Ropshinsky Heights. It was also the time when the park later named as Lower was established there. In the middle of the XVIII century the palace was augmented upon the project of the architect Rastrelli. Located on the steep slope in front of the palace the Grand Cascade of fountains embellished with bronze sculptures and bas-reliefs dedicated to Russiaís victories in the Northern war. It consists of 64 fountains. In the center of the cascade there is the famous sculptural group "Samson tearing the lionís jaws", symbolizing the victory of Russia over Sweden.


Excursion to Cathedrals of St.Petersburg

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Built from 1818-1858, St. Isaací Cathedral is the largest Orthodox church is St. Petersburg. The gilded cupola of the Cathedral, which dominates the skyline of the city, stands 101.5 meters in the air making it the fifth highest cathedral in Europe. The collonade offers visitors the option of climbing the 300 stairs to the observation deck to see the breathtaking view of the city. The facades of the building are decorated with 112 monolithic columns made from Karelian granite. The outside of the building is covered in beautiful sculptures inculding 24 monumental bronze angels.
Today, in addition to being open to the public as a museum, the cathedral continues to offer festive services.


The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, was erected in memory of Tsar Alexander II. On March 1, 1881, the Tsar was assasinated by a terrorist (I. Grinevitskij) on the exact spot of the churchís current location.
The church was designed by Alfred Parland and was built from 1883-1907 with money donated by the royal family as well as private donors. Both the inside and outside of the building are decorated with ornate mosaics designed by a group of prominent Russian artists.
During the 1930s the church was closed due to the destruction taking place nationwide as the Bolsheviks stormed and ruined many churches. The Cathedral of the Resurrection was reopened in August of 1997 after almost 3 decades of careful restoration. Today the Cathedral is fully restored and remains open to visitors.
 



The Kazan Cathedral named after the supposedly miraculous Kazan icon. It is the main Cathedral of St. Petersburg, one of the largest cathedrals of Russia and the most magnificent temples of St. Petersburg (architect A. Voronihin). The main facade of the Cathedral is overlooking the Nevsku prospect. In the cathedral are resting the remains of field-marshal M. Kutuzov, the great Russian general.