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Association of Russian Banks


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League of Credit Unions



Russian Agency
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OPORA RUSSIA


Dear friends!

We are glad to offer you the sightseeing program.
Please, send your registration form to conference@rmcenter.ru before 31 October 2008.

22 November 2008
09.00 13.00
City tour (by bus) and St.Isaacs Cathedral

You will see the most popular and splendid sights of the City.

St.Isaacs Cathedral
The history of St. Isaac Cathedral dates back to the construction of the small wooden church commissioned by Peter the Great. The church was built in 1710 close to the Admiralty on the place where nowadays the Bronze Horseman stands. It temple was consecrated in the memory of Saint Isaac Dalmatian, the saint patron of Peter the Great. The Emperor loved this church. In St. Isaac's Church on the 19th of February, 1712 Peter the Great and Ekaterina Alexeevna, the future Empress Catherine the Great, got married. In 1723, Peter I signed the special order, according to which the sailors of the Baltic fleet had to swear allegiance only in St. Isaac's Church.

Today St. Isaac's Cathedral is one of the best Russian cathedrals and one of the most popular museums in Saint Petersburg. The visitors are invited to climb the colonnade of the cathedral and enjoy the breathtaking view of the center of Saint Petersburg from the 43-meter height.

Everyone is invited (subject to attendance limitations, max 50 persons).
Attendance is free.


22 November 2008
09.00 16.00
Excursion to Pushkin and Pavlovsk towns

Pushkin, a small town and one of the most picturesque suburbs of Saint Petersburg is situated 24 km to the south from the Northern capital. Before the October Revolution it was the main summer residence of Russian emperors. Since 1937 it bears the name of the great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin.


The history of Pavlovskas the splendid palace and park ensemble dates back to the 12th of December 1777 when Catherine the Great gifted a small land, 6 km from Tsarskoye Selo, to her son Paul and his wife Maria Fyodorovna on the occasion of the birth of their first son, the future Emperor Alexander I. The new estate was named Pavlovskoye Village. Nowadays the Palace of Pavlovsk houses the permanent exhibition of Russian portrait gallery. The visitors are welcome to walk through the chambers of Empress Maria Fyodorovna, admire the original interiors and belongings of Russian tsars, created for them by the best artists of that time.

Everyone is invited.
The price will depend on the number of participants.


Quantity of hours 7. The prices per 1 person vary from 427 to 1225 rubles depending on the amount of people in a group.

- Prices are listed in Rubles
- Price includes guide and transportation services
- Price doesnt include entrance tickets to museums


22 November 2008
09.00 13.00
Excursion to the State Hermitage

The State Hermitage occupies six magnificent buildings situated along the embankment of the River Neva, right in the heart of St Petersburg. Put together throughout two centuries and a half, the Hermitage collections of works of art (over 3,000,000 items) present the development of the world culture and art from the Stone Age to the 20th century.

Everyone is invited.
The price will depend on the number of participants.


Quantity of hours 4. The prices per 1 person vary from 244 to 695 rubles depending on the amount of people in a group.

- Prices are listed in Rubles
- Price includes guide and transportation services
- Price doesnt include entrance tickets to museums


Other activities

You can also enjoy the amazing Waterville, waterpark. Finnish and Russian saunas, Turkish bath are also available.
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 23 p.m

Participants of the Conference will have 15% discount.
Please, ask at the reception during the Conference.


Should you wish to visit the famousMariinsky Theatre please ask for tickets at the Concierge Desk during the Conference or contact in advance at concierge@list.ru or buy tickets on-line at http://site.mariinsky.ru/