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RUSSIAN INTERNATIONAL ENERGY FORUM | SAINT-PETERSBURG |EXPOFORUM | April 26-28, 2022

VENUE

Adress: St. Petersburg, Peterburgskoye highway 64/1

Place: EXPOFORUM Convention and Exhibition Centre

Dates: April 26-28, 2022

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 06:00 p.m.

How to get by car

 

 

 

 

 

 

Directions:

  • Turn left off Pulkovoskoye shosse into the tunnel heading towards Pushkin
  • Proceed as indicated on the map

 

Public transportation

 

Free shuttle buses

Free shuttle buses during Forum

 

Start from bus stop at 197 Moskovsky Prospekt – Expoforum, pavilion F

Since 9.30 am to 19.00 pm, during every 30 min


Public transportation

Bus №187а

Buses during Forum

Since 8.45 am to 19.00 pm, during every 15 min

Fixed-route taxi № К-545, № К-299, bus 187

 

 

EXPOFORUM buses

 

       

       
 

 

About St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg is the second largest city in Russia. It is a major industrial, scientific and cultural centre of the country. It is rightfully considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world, with its historic area being a UNESCO's World Heritage site.

 

St. Petersburg is not only a highly acclaimed tourist centre, but also a rapidly developing metropolis, being a largest transportation hub in the North-West of Russia, which stimulates the development of economic ties and growth of its industrial capacity.

Its favourable location makes St. Petersburg an important global transportation and commercial centre. Every day, international automobile, air, railroad and maritime transportation go through the city. This boosts the development of economic ties and the growth of its industrial potential: energy industry, heavy engineering, automobile industry, pharmaceutics as well as Information and Communication Technologies cluster are the most actively developing industries.

In the last years and at present, large scale investment city infrastructure development projects have been and are being carried out. A new international airport and the second building of the Mariinsky Theatre have been opened to the public recently. Currently, the motorway Western Speed Diameter and the football stadium on Krestovsky Island are being constructed.

The city's rich scientific and cultural potential create the unique atmosphere of the city. St. Petersburg is dignified of carrying an honorary title of an “open-air museum”. The city has hundreds of museums, palaces, theatres, monuments, gardens, fountains, and permanent and temporary exhibitions.

St. Petersburg is also a recognised business tourism centre. Every year, the city hosts business events of global importance including G8 Summit, G20 Summit, St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, Russia-ASEAN Business Forum and many others. The significance of the city as of Europe’s convention centre has increased since the opening of a new convention and exhibition centre EXPOFORUM, a top-level venue hosting events of diverse scale.

Interesting facts

  • Nevsky Prospect is the warmest part of the city. The difference in temperature in summer is around 23°C higher than in the outskirts and suburbs, and in winter it is 1012°C higher and more.
  • St. Petersburg is sometimes called the «Venice of the North», because water surface occupies around 10% of the total city area. By this indicator, St. Petersburg ranks first in Russia and is one of the top-ranked in the world.
  • The Neva river has the length of only 74 km, but, regardless of this, it takes its course over the territory, which is slightly less than the area of Italy.
  • St. Petersburg has the tallest cathedral in Russia  the Peter and Paul Cathedral. Here resides the Tomb of Romanovs. The height of the cathedral’s bell-tower with its gold-painted tower featuring at its top a flying angel is 122.5 metres.
  • St. Petersburg also boasts of the deepest metro in the world. Metro tunnels run as deep as 7080 metres. Admiralteyskaya is the deepest station of the St. Petersburg’s metro. It is also the deepest in Russia and one of the deepest in the world (~ 86 m).
  • St. Petersburg is also a city of trams. The total length of the city’s tram lines amounts to over 600 km. This fact makes an entry in the Guinness Book of Records.
  • The city on the Neva River was the first city in Russia where, in 1837, the first Russian railway was opened  St. Petersburg  Tsarskoye Selo.
  • St. Petersburg is spaced out on 42 islands, has more than 300 bridges, including 21 drawbridges and 24 pedestrian ones.
  • Standing on the Trinity Bridge you can see 7 other bridges, and when on the Kashinsky Bridge (across Griboyedov Canal) you can see as many as 9 bridges.
  • Saint-Isaac’s Cathedral is the largest cathedral in Russia and the fourth largest basilica in the world. Having climbed up its narrow spiral stairs leading to the height of 43 meters, you can relish a birds eye view of the whole city.
  • One of the most beautiful suburbs of St. Petersburg is Peterhof with its numerous fountains. At present, it has 173 functioning fountains and 3 cascades.
  • The most frequent feature of the city’s sculptural art are angels. All in all, there are over 3000 of them.
  • In St. Petersburg, there are 2 000 libraries, 221 museums, over 80 theatres, 100 concert venues, 45 galleries and exhibition halls, 62 cinemas, 80 clubs, etc. Annually, the city hosts around 100 festivals and competitions belonging to different artistic and cultural disciplines including 50 international ones.

History

St. Petersburg was founded in 1703 by the Emperor (Tsar) Peter the Great. Today it is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It boats of its picturesque location and grand architecture. The city was the capital of the Russian empire for over 2 centuries. It has two guardian saints  Peter and Paul. Its numerous monuments of cultural heritage, museums, palaces, parks and canals made the city a destination for tourists with good taste, who seek cultural enrichment and self-perfection.

Among the largest cities of Europe, St. Petersburg is one of the youngest. Buildings were built of stone, and those of them that were erected before 1917 have practically been persevered intact. Their number is around 18 thousand. From Obvodny Canal to the Neva and from Saint Alexander Nevsky Lavra to the port, the city looks virtually the same as it used to before 1917. No one European or American city could boast of such great number of old buildings that have remained preserved for such a long time. Besides, there are no such places in the world, where one can at one place at the same time see buildings of such diverse architectural styles as classicism, eclecticism and Art Nouveau.

Since the middle of the XVIII century and up to date, St. Petersburg remains the city with the fourth largest population in Europe. London and Paris are traditionally the cities with the largest population, whereas Naples, Vienna, Berlin and Moscow rank third together with St. Petersburg coming close after them. The population of St. Petersburg had its peak rise of in 1990s with 5.2 million inhabitants. At the present time, it traditionally ranks fourth, closely behind Moscow, London and Paris.

The Russian Orthodox Christianity is the main religion in St. Petersburg (this is the religion of 91% of people), but there are also followers of other confessions, including Muslims (5%), Catholics (1%) and Jews (1%). There are also Buddhist and Evangelist communities, representatives of Salvation Army, Pentecostals and Mormons.

Churches and cathedrals of St. Petersburg constitute an integral part of architectural and cultural image of the city. The city is a home to people of different nationalities and religions, as well as a home for the churches they go to. They give a peculiar charm to the citys landscape  sometimes exotic, sometimes classic, featuring a silhouette of mosques, Roman Catholic churches, a synagogue  they all accentuate the multinationality of the city.