Moscow Forum «PROTIST–2016»

June 06 – 10, 2016

 
 

MOSCOW is a unique city, its architecture combines the features of both Oriental and Western cultures. The city was founded by Prince Yuri Dolgorukiy and was first mentioned in the chronicles in 1147. At that time it was a small frontier settlement. By the 15th century Moscow had grown into a wealthy city. In the 16th century, under Ivan the Terrible, Moscow became the capital of the state of Muscovy. In the 18th century Peter the Great transferred the capital to St. Petersburg, but Moscow remained the heart of Russia. That is why it became the main target of Napoleon’s attack in 1812. During the war of 1812 three quarters of the city were destroyed by fire, but by the middle of the 19th century Moscow was completely rebuilt.

Russian contrasts are more present in Moscow than in any other city in Russia. Ancient monasteries and ultra-modern monoliths stand side by side, and the new Russian millionaires and poor pensioners walk side by side in the same streets. Moscow’s streets are lined with small monolithic department stores and beautiful churches that are being restored after the vandalism of the Soviet era and the hardline atheism.

Every visitor to Moscow is irresistibly drawn to the Red Square,the historical and spiritual heart of the city, so loaded with associations and drama that it seems to embody all of Russia’s triumphs and tragedies. The Kremlin broads and glitters in the heart of Moscow. It thrills and tantalizes whenever you see its towers against the skylineor its cathedrals and palaces arrayed above the Moskva River. Moscow iis also known for many other historical buildings, museums and art galleries, as well as for the famous Bolshoi, Maly and Art theatres. There are more than 80 museums in Moscow, among them the unique Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts and the State Tretyakov Gallery, the Andrey Rublyov Museum of Early Russian Art and many others.

Social programme includes:

Name
Date and time
Price, EUR
Pre-conference tour to St.Petersburg
June 3 - 5
420/520 for twin/single accommodation
Welcome Reception
June 6, 18:30
included in the registration fee for participants AND accompanying persons
Excursion to the Kremlin Armoury Chamber
June 7, 11:00
35
Reception (dinner)
June 7, 18:30
included in the registration fee for participants ONLY
Bus city tour
June 8, 14:30
included in the registration fee for participants AND accompanying persons
Excursion to the State Tretyakov gallery
June 9, 11:00
35
Banquet
June 9, 18:00
included in the registration fee for participants AND accompanying persons
Excursion to the Kremlin
June 10, 13:00
35
Post-conference tour to the Golden Ring of Russia
June 11 - 12
280/290 for twin/single accommodation


Dear colleagues, please KEEP IN MIND THE DATES of the pre- and post-conference tours when you make your visa support request.

Deadlines for payments:

tour to St.Petersburg – April 20
tour to the Golden Ring – May 4