Social program: excursion and conference dinner

Excursion to St. Isaac's Cathedral

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Date: Tuesday, 07.06 2016
Time: 15:00-19:00
Duration: 4 hours
Price: included in the registration fee
What is included: English-speaking guided tour, tickets to the St. Isaac's Cathedral and the visit to the colonnade.

The tour starts with a walk from the Symposium Venue with an English-speaking guide who will tell you about the St. Petersburg on the way to the Saint Isaac's Cathedral.

Saint Isaac's Cathedral is a colossal domed cathedral built in the nineteenth century design by August Montferrand. Its magnificent dome, one of the city's most famous symbols, is visible from kilometers away. St. Isaac's Cathedral has a Greek cross ground plan with a large central dome and four smaller domes at each corner. Four monumental porticos supported by enormous Corinthian columns in red granite are decorated with reliefs and sculptures. The magnificent dome of St. Isaac's Cathedral rises to a height of 101,5 meter (333ft) and is visible from all over the historic center of St. Petersburg. The most renowned artists of the time, including painter Karl Briullov and sculptors Ivan Vitali and Peter Clodt, Ceiling fresco in the St. Isaac's Cathedral in St. Petersburg Ceiling Fresco collaborated to create the most striking decorations.

Conference dinner

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Date: Tuesday, 07.06 2016
Time: 19:00–22:00
Place: «YAT» restaurant
Address: St. Petersburg, Emb. river Moika, 16

This Traditional Russian cuisine restaurant is located in the heart of St. Petersburg on the Moika Embankment, within walking distance from The Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad). YAT is a comfortable place which feels like home. It concerns everything: interior, cuisine based on traditional recipes and technologies.
YAT creates an atmosphere with the help of friendly service and "speaking" things such as tea coasters or Vladimir ceramics. The serving of traditional dishes is also original: modern elements make the usual "Herring under a Fur Coat" a unique dish. The menu combines traditional Russian cuisine, and many variations of modern dishes. It is worth mentioning homemade liqueurs (cranberry, sea buckthorn, nut, galangal, horseradish, cumin, Yerofeyich), which are prepared by the owner of the restaurant.
There is a large parking area near the Palace Square, as well as free WI-FI access provided by the restaurant.


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