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(888) 440-IAWF (4293)

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4th Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference

At the Crossroads: Looking Toward the Future in a Changing Environment

Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
February 18 -22, 2013

St. Petersburg, Russia
July 1 - 4, 2013

ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA

Conference Location:

The conference will be held at the AZIMUT Hotel Saint Petersburg which is located in one of the most beautiful areas of St. Petersburg. The hotel is situated close to the heart of the city with all its attractions within easy reach. The hotel is located just 10 minutes driving distance from Baltic railway station and in 30 minutes from airport Pulkovo-1.

For conference participants we have a special rates in the Azimut Hotel through June 23. Breakfast is included in this rate.
Standard Single $115 (3 550RUR)
Standard Twin/Double $147 (4550RUR)
Superior Single $140 (4 350RUR)
Superior Twin/Double $152 (4 700RUR)

To make your reservation, email your First and Last Name, room type requested and the dates of your stay to groupspb@azimuthotels.com or call on tel. +7 (812) 740 26 33 and mention the keyword "wildfire" for special rates. In the subject of e-mail you should print: “The unit of rooms № 892888 (for the OOO Poliplast Egineering)”.

How to get to the hotel:

HOTEL SHUTTLE: You may call the hotel (+7 960 260 4726) or email (spb-concierge@azimuthotels.com) to make arrangements in advance for a transfer from the airport.

TAXI: To book a taxi upon arrival at the airport please address only the official counter «Taxi Pulkovo» located in the arrival areas of both terminals. This is the only way to have a safe trip at a reasonable price. Employee at the counter will inform you about the exact fixed price of the trip, will invite a taxi out of the list of official carriers and will provide you with an invoice that has to be paid to the taxi driver at the end of the trip. Car class can be chosen upon your request. Please be notified that the airport does not take responsibility for the services provided by individual taxi drivers offering their services to passengers inside the terminals and outside the airport area.

BUS/METRO: From airport Pulkovo 1: Take bus No.13 to the bus station Moskovskaya metro station. The trip will take 15 minutes. Go from Moskovskaya metro station to Technologichesky institute-2, then transfer to the station Technologichesky institute- 1. Then go one station to Baltiyskaya metro station. From Baltiyskaya metro station it is 900-meter walk to AZIMUT Hotel Saint Petersburg , which is located at Lermontovsky prospect, 43/1.

From airport Pulkovo 2: Take bus No.13 to the bus station Moskovskaya metro station. The trip will take 15 minutes. Go from Moskovskaya metro station to Technologichesky institute-2, then transfer to the station Technologichesky institute- 1 and go out. Take tram No. 16 and get off at the bus stop Lermontovsky prospect. It is 150 meters from the bus stop to AZIMIT Hotel.

From Moskovsky railway station: Go down to the underground and go
from the station Ploshchad Vosstaniya (Vosstaniya square) to
Baltiyskaya station. It is 900-meter walk from Baltiyskaya metro
station to Hotel AZIMUT, located at Lermontovsky prospect, 43/1.

From Vitebsky Railway Station: Take tram No.16 from the railway station to stop Lermontovsky prospect. It is 150-meter walk from the stop to AZIMUT Hotel.

From Ladozhsky Railway Station: Take subway train from metro station Ladozhskaya to Dostoyevskaya station. Then transfer to Vladimirskaya and follow to Baltiyskaya Station. It is 900-meter walk from
Baltiyskaya metro station to our Hotel, located at Lermontovsky prospect, 43/1.

From Finland Railway Station: Take subway train from Ploshchad Lenina (Lenin Square) metro station to Baltiyskaya station. It is 900-meter walk from Baltiyskaya metro station to Lermontovsky prospect and Hotel AZIMUT.

WHEN YOU WISH TO VISIT RUSSIA!

All foreign citizens who want to visit the Russian Federation, are required a visa. This is obtainable by submitting an application to the Consular Section of the Embassy of the Russian Federation, or the Russian Consulate General.

A visa is issued by virtue of a invitation registered by a organization through the Passport and Visa Department. To enter the Russian Federation, you must have a current valid visa. Please bear in mind that the LOI (letter of invitation) and the visa are two different things. You must first apply for a LOI, then you must send in that LOI when you apply for a visa.

REQUIREMENTS FOR FOREIGN CITIZENS TO ENTER THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION FOR BUSINESS TRIP

  • Passport (must be valid 6 months beyond intended stay)
  • Visa
  • Tickets and Documents for return or onward travel
  • Vaccinations - None Required

You can request a LOI from the Organizing Committee.

  • To apply for a visa, the Organizing Committee needs to fill in a special Application Form and provide the documents to the Passport and Visa Department. In turn, the Passport and Visa Department issues an official invitation to Russia to a foreign citizen (LOI).
  • The LOI is free only for USA and EU (except Denmark, UK, North Ireland, Ireland, Iceland and Norway.)
  • Then, the Organizing Committee will send the official invitation by fax, email, and if necessary by express mail.
  • Therefore, we ask you to begin to apply for a visa at least 2 months prior to the conference.
  • If you wish to obtain a LOI at the Organizing Committee, please fill in our Application Form and email to Organizing Committee.
    Russian Visa Application Form is here!

Using your credit card outside the USA

You may want to update your credit card before traveling to Russia to ensure it has the EMV chip embedded. We have heard that some people have had difficulty using their credit cards outside of the USA. Anyone can request a new card be issued with the EMV chip. Click here for more information.

After you arrive to Russia

You must bring the visa with you when you fly to Russia and present it at the immigration counter at the airport (they stamp it).

Important: All foreigners are given immigration cards upon their arrival to Russia.

The card - actually a narrow slip of paper divided into two identical parts - contains personal details such as name, date of birth, passport number and citizenship and the planned length and purpose of the foreigner's stay in Russia. Both halves are filled out at the point of entry into Russia. Part A is handed in on entry and part B on departure. Part A of the migration card will be taken by passport control upon arrival, and part B will be taken when leaving the country. Part B should have a visa registration stamp.

The cards will be used to form a national database of how many foreigners are in the country.

Within three days of your arrival in Russia, you need to register your visa. This registration is normally done at most hotels. In the AZIMUT Hotel is will cost about $5.

Russian law requires that you register your visa within 3 working days of your arrival in Russia.

This is important, and fines are levied by policemen conducting a document check, travel tickets can be hard to purchase within Russia; and the worst of all, having problems at passport control when leaving the country are the major pitfalls of non-registration.

 

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