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AC Power Plugs and Sockets

Russia uses a 220-volt 50Hz system, sockets have the European standard and plugs are three-prong grounded.

Cell Phones

Participants are kindly requested to turn off or switch their cell phones to silent mode in the meeting rooms where scientific sessions are held.

Public Transport

Moscow has a comprehensive system of public transit including the famous Moscow Metro, an extensive network of surface transit (buses, trolleybuses, and trams) and private taxi.


The official Russian currency is Rubles. One rouble consists of 100 kopeek. Credit/debit cards are widely used in major Russian cities, including most hotels, restaurants, tourist attractions, supermarkets, and other shops. ATMs are easy to find, predominantly in bank outlets.

Russian Language

Even though at all the hotels, shops and restaurants in Moscow are English spoken, we include a few basic Russian words and sentences that can be useful during your stay in Moscow.

Hi Привет
Hello Добрый день
Good evening Добрый вечер
Good night Спокойной ночи
How are you? Как у вас дела?
I am fine Хорошо
Thank you Спасибо
How much is it? Сколько это стоит?
Would you like to go for a diner? Хотите пойти на ужин?
Beer Пиво
One Один
Two Два
Three Три
Ten Десять

Entry Formalities

All foreign visitors to Russia must possess a passport valid for at least the next three months. Most countries do not have visa agreements with Russia. Participants requiring a visa should apply in advance to consular offices of the Russian Federation or diplomatic missions in their countries in order to avoid delay in travel to the Congress.

To find out more about visa requirements for traveling to Russia, please visit the website of a Russian embassy or the Russian Foreign Ministry:

Important Telephone Numbers

112 – General Emergency (The European Standard number)
104 – Fire Department
103 – Ambulance
102 – Police


The organizers can accept no liability for personal injuries or for loss or damage to property belonging to the Workshop participants, either during or as a result of the event. Participants are advised to take out proper travel and health insurance before departing from their home country.

Language of the Anitschkow Days 2020

The official language of the Anitschkow Days 2020 is English. Translation services will not be provided.


Smoking in the Anitschkow Days 2020 area is not allowed.


Most shops in Moscow are open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday till Saturday. Some larger shops open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Time Zone

Russia is on Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) plus 3 hours. It has been set to UTC+03:00 permanently on 26 October 2014.


Service is usually included in the bill in bars and restaurants but tips are welcome. If you consider the service good enough to warrant a tip, we suggest about ten-fifteen percent.

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