Although just 300 years old, St. Petersburg has a rich and exciting history, full of dramatic events and major historical figures. Founded in 1703 by Emperor Peter the Great as his "window on the West", St. Petersburg enjoys a vibrant, cosmopolitan atmosphere and some of the most beautiful architecture in Europe. Streets and avenues of the city are a combination of a unique architectural ensemble created by famous architects. From the mysterious twilight of the White Nights to world-beating opera and ballet productions on magical winter evenings, St. Petersburg charms and entices in every season.
Saint-Petersburg is located in Northern Europe, alongshore the Gulf of Finland, at the estuary of the Neva River, and holds the status of Russia’s Northern Capital.
RRFM 2013 will take place in the Courtyard St. Petersburg Center West Pushkin Hotel, located in the western part of the historic center. A vast conference area of 850 m2 provides nine meeting rooms including the Tolstoy Conference Hall, where RRFM 2013 will be held.
The hotel is located only minutes away from Mariinsky Theatre and St. Nicholas Cathedral and at 15 km distance from the Pulkovo Airport.