SOCIAL PROGRAMME


Social programme consists of the excursion service and banquet that will take place on June 25 at the main building of Gubkin University of Oil and Gas in Moscow (Leninsky prospekt, 65).

To book and make the payment for the banquet click ONLINE REGISTRATION under the pictures below. The deadline for booking and making payment for the banquet is 17 June 2009.

ATTENTION! All the excursions can be arranged for persons who accompany Conference participants on ANY date, on the condition that there is a group of 10 persons or more who wish to take part.


Тур по Москве    

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Bus Tour around Moscow

Price per person: included in Conference Fee.
Date: 22 June
Time: 20:00
Duration: 4 hours
The price includes: transportation, English speaking guide.

     This excursion is to get you acquainted with the city of Moscow and its most important and beautiful sights. Anyway you can't miss the city center - Red Square with the Lenin Mausoleum. During this excursion you will see Vasily Blazhenny Temple, Tverskaya Street, Novodevichiy monastery, New Arbat, Lenin's Hills, which is considered to be the highest point of Moscow where you will enjoy a great panorama of the city and visit the Temple of the Christ of the Savior. You will also pass along the Kutuzov Street and visit the Victory Park with its fountains and churches.

Deadline for booking and making payment is 15 June 2009.


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Excursion to the Kremlin

Price per person: 3000 RUR (~70 euro)
Date: 23 June
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Duration: 5 hours
The price includes: transportation, entrance tickets, English speaking guide.

     The Moscow Kremlin is situated in the very centre of the capital of Russia. Its monumental walls and towers, golden-domed cathedrals and palaces stand high on the Borovitsky Hill above the Moskva River forming a magnificent architectural ensemble. During the excursion you will visit the famous treasure-house-the Armoury Chamber. You can see the majestic ensemble of Cathedral Square and its well-known cathedrals, enter the Assumption Cathedral, Archangel's and Annunciation Cathedrals. On Ivanovskaya Square you can admire the Tsar Bell and the Tsar Cannon, famous masterpieces of the Russian casting. On Senatskaya Square you can see the building of the Arsenal, the eminent architectural monument of Moscow of Peter the Great epoch, and the Senate-one of the best creations of the famous Russian architect Matvey Kazakov. And, finally, you can not miss the ensemble of the Grand Kremlin Palace, the residence of Russian emperors of the 19th century on Palace Square.

Deadline for booking and making payment is 5 June 2009.


Сергиев Посад    

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Tour to Sergiev Posad

Price per person: 2600 RUR (~60 euro)
Date: 24 June
Time: 09:30 a.m.
Duration: 8 hours
The price includes: transportation, entrance tickets, English speaking guide, lunch.

     The town, situated 64 km from Moscow, is named in honor of St. Sergius of Radonezh, the founder of the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius (14th century), which today has become 'Russian Vatican'. Lavra is the richest place of historical monuments of Russia and it is included in UNESCO World Heritage list. The Patriarchy residence, the Moscow Religious School, the richest library of religious literature in Russia are located on the territory of Lavra. There are also many architectural monuments, ancient icons, historical relics and treasures that are concentrated in Lavra.

Deadline for booking and making payment is 15 June 2009.


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Excursion to the State Museum-Reserve "Tsaritsyno"

Price per person: 3300 RUR (~75 euro)
Date: 24 June
Time: 09:000 a.m.
Duration: 8 hours
The price includes: transportation, entry tickets, English speaking guide.

     Tsaritsyno is the largest historical museum-reserve and cultural federal-level monument in Moscow, occupying over 700 hectares. It stands on a rough terrain steeply descending to ponds, thus causing free planning of the palace garden and picturesque character of the palace ensemble itself. The construction of the museum-reserve in the romantic "gothic taste" began in 1775 by Russian architect Vasiliy Bazhenov. However Russian Empress Catherine the Great disliked the unfinished work and the buildings were partially dismantled in 1786. Later, the construction had continued under the direction of Matvey Kazakov (in particular, he built the Great Palace), but after the death of Catherine the Great the construction of the palace ensemble was stopped. For two hundred years the palace ensemble had turned into majestic ruins. Today, the majority of the architectural monuments have already undergone restoration which started in 2005. The restoration of the Grand Palace, formerly ruined, completed in 2007. Large- scale restoration and landscaping of the park is currently carried out. Exhibitions of a local museum demonstrate various pages of Tsaritsyno history and rich collections of arts and crafts. Educational programs, concerts and festive events are offered for all visitors.

Deadline for booking and making payment is 15 June 2009.


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Excursion to State Tretyakov Gallery

Price per person: 2000 RUR (~45 euro)
Date: 25 June
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Duration: 5 hours
The price includes: transportation, entrance tickets, English speaking guide

     A guided excursion to the State Tretyakov Gallery, presenting the best collection of Russian fine arts in the world, from the ancient time to the contemporaries. The museum was founded in 1856 by the P. Tretyakov, the merchant who devoted his life to collecting works of Russian art, and ultimately creating the public museum. Today the museum house collection consists of more than 130,000 items, including Old Russian art (icons, sculpture, applied art) from 11th to 17th centuries, paintings and graphic art from 18th century to the beginning of 20th century, as well as a vast collection of Soviet and post-Soviet art at Gallery branch on Krymsky Val.

Deadline for booking and making payment is 15 June 2009.


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Excursion to Novodevichy Convent

Price per person: 1750 RUR (~40 euro)
Date: 26 June
Time: 10:00
Duration: 4 hours
The price includes: transportation, entrance tickets, English speaking guide

     Novodevichy Convent, literally "New Maidens' Monastery", is situated in the southwest of Moscow, at a scroll of Moscow river. It was founded by Grand Prince Vasili III in 1524 to commemorate the liberation of Smolensk from Lithuanians in 1514. The Convent is rather like a miniature Kremlin by its architectural style, dated 16th and 17th centuries. It is included in UNESCO World Heritage list and considered to be one of the most beautiful monasteries in Russia. The cloister, being one of the richest in Russia, witnessed a number of historical events. The Convent has also been a burial place for famous persons in Russian history-Peter the Great's sisters, Sergei Troubetzkoy, Matvey Muravyov-Apostol. During the excursion you will also visit the cemetery where Vladimir Mayakovsky, Alexei Tolstoy, Sergei Vavilov, Nikolai Gogol', Anton Chekhov, Valentin Serov, Boris Yeltsin, Mstislav Rostropovich etc.are buried.

Deadline for booking and making payment is 15 June 2009.