The International Summer School-Conference "Advanced Problems in Mechanics-2008"

6-10 July, 2008


Social program


Date, time
Price, RUR   (per person)
July 07, Monday
11:00 – 16:00

Full day tour to Navy Outpost of the Russian Empire - Kronshtadt, including:
- orientation tour around
- dry-drock of Peter the Great epoch
- navy museum
- sea cruise around the forts
- free time
July 08, Tuesday
10:00 – 16:00
Russian Avant-garde Art:
- on the way introduction to the theme
- avant-garde in the old and modern architecture
- visit to the Russian Museum (main avant-garde art collections)
21:00 - 02:00
Night boat trip, including:
- Neva river cruise
- transportation (roundtrip)
July 09, Wednesday
10:00 – 16:00
Hermitage world famous art collections:
- general tour of the museum
- special interest independent explorations

July 10, Thursday

July 11, Friday
10:00 – 19:00
- general city tour
- walk around Monrepo park (with mansion)
- inside visit to the Castle Island (with Olaf Tower)
- lunch (meals included)

Kings' Road Mysteries - tour to the city Vyborg,

Prices includes:
 - Transport (western type coach, air-conditioning, microphones);
 - English-speaking guide;
 - Entrance fee to the museums

Terms of tour performance: minimum number of sign-in persons - 10.


Navy Outpost of the Russain Empire - Kronshtadt

In accordance with Peter the Great order to defend St. Petersburg from the Baltic Sea side the town-fortress Kronshtadt was founded in 1704 year. This town is considered to be one of the most noteworthy creations of Peter the Great. The town's historical heritage is connected with the history of Russian Navy and can be seen in the tumbledown forts. The way to Kronshtadt goes along the Dam connected the town with the northern gulf shore. The dam is the unique engineering project under construction that has to protect city from the season floods. Kronshtadt is not only historical but also the modern operating military navy base of St Petersburg. Several years ago it was opened for the visitors.


Russian Avant-garde Art

The Russian Museum is the first state museum of the Russian fine art in the country.  It was established in 1895 in St Petersburg under the decree of the Emperor Nicholas II. Grand opened for visitors on March 19 (March 7, the Old  Style) 1898 in the Mikhaylovsky Palace (archotect C. Rossi).
        The Russian Museum today is a unique depository of artistic treasures, a leading restoration center, an authoritative institute of academic research,               a major educational center and the nucleus of a network of national museums       of art.
        The Russian Museum collection contains circa 400.000 exhibits. The main complex of museum buildings - the Mikhailovsky Palace and Benois Wing - houses the permanent exhibition of the Russian Museum, tracing the entire history of Russian art from the tenth to the twentieth centuries. The museum collection embraces all forms, genres, schools and movements of art. Renewed exhibition "The Art of the XX century" contains works by M. Vrubel, V. Serov, K. Petrov-Vodkin, M. Chagall, K. Malevich and other, less renowned painters from the largest artistic unions of last century
       The Russian Museum holds many exhibitions both in Russia and abroad. The Museum holds more than 50 temporary exhibitions and organizes more than 10 in other cities and abroad annually. Catalogues, albums and booklets made by museum researchers accompany many exhibitions.



Night Boat trip

St.Petersburg has more bridges than any other city in the world. There are over 300 bridges in the central part of the city and over 500 on the whole territory of the city.
St. Petersburg bridges across the Neva are drawn every night for the period of navigation for the ships to pass up and down the city's waterways. Of course, the breathtaking view of drawing bridges is particularly impressive within the period of White nights (May-July) when the light evening dusk merges with morning and there is an overwhelming feeling of magic all around the city.Even if you are lacking romanticism at all, you will be charmed by a stunning view - the city's marvelous architecture complemented by the peaceful smoothness of water and exquisite beauty of all these bridges. That's why there are always many spectators on the Neva Embankment in the White Nights time.
The guided bus excursion gives an opportunity to see the raising of the brightest drawbridges and to learn fascinating stories about them.

Hermitage world famous art collections


Located in the heart of Saint Petersburg the Hermitage occupies five historic buildings, which are the architecture monuments, including the Winter Palace, former residence of the Russian Tsars.
The State Hermitage is one of the oldest and largest museums in the world. State Hermitage (Saint Petersburg) is famous for its numerous collections, which encompass world culture from prehistoric times to the present day.
In 240 years of its existence the museum accumulated a collection of almost three million exhibits, including significant art collections of Ancient East, Ancient Greece and Rome, Islamic arts, Italian Renaissance, XIX—XX centuries paintings, etc.
The Hermitage is also home for the art pieces from the Saint Petersburg imperial palaces, collections of Russian Emperors dating to XVIII—XIX centuries, as well as numerous art pieces created on the orders of the Tsars by famous artists of Europe.
The Italian collection of the Hermitage includes masterpieces by Giorgione, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael and Titian.
A vast collection of French art includes pieces by such artists as Monet, Renoir, Degas, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Picasso and Matisse.
The Hermitage Arsenal collection represents many precious items of Russian, Western European and Oriental arms and armour from the early Middle Ages to the beginning of the 20th century. The Oriental Art collection includes over 180,000 paintings, sculptures and items of applied art, covering the territories of Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Central Asia, Byzantium.




Kings' Road Mysteries - tour to the city Vyborg

Vyborg is situated on the coast of the Gulf of Finland, 120 km north-east of St. Petersburg. Vyborg is known as one of the largest historical towns in Russia.The history of the town began with the construction of a castle in 1293 by Swedish,when they conquered Karelia Isthmus.In the year of 1403 Vyborg got official status of a town. Castle of middlecentury construction and engineering fortifications defined the town as town-fortress. Later Vyborg developed into a center of trade between the Novgorod merchants and Karelian hunters.

In the beginning of 18 century during the war actions of tsar Peter the 1 against Swedish soldiers Vyborg was joined to Russia. It was developing as the center of commerce simultaneously with St. Petersburg. The town developed as a forpost of Russia in the north-west part of the country,charged by famous generals Alexander Suvorov and Michail Kutusov. In the beginning of 19 century Finland,including Vyborg region was joined to Russia. Vyborg started to be known as a sea-port and industrial and trading centre.