About the Venue

VLMG-7 will be hosted by the Russian State Hydrometeorological University - RSHU.

RSHU offers courses at all levels of higher professional education leading to BA, MA, Specialist, Candidate (equivalent to PhD) and Doctor of Sciences degrees in the area of environmental studies. RSHU is also a Regional Training Center component of the World Meteorological Organization, and supports many active research programmes.

Address: Malookhtinsky prospect, 98 - Saint Petersburg - 195 196

RSHU is located within walking distance from both hotels indicated by the Local Organisers:

Moscow Hotel - 29 minutes walk - Click here to see on map

Nautilus Inn - 9 minutes walk - Click here to see on map 

Tea/Coffee Breaks and Lunches   

Tea/coffee breaks will be kindly provided by the Local Organisers and are arranged for mid morning and mid afternoon.

Local Organisers will also provide lunches. Meals will be served in the university’s canteen.

Internet Access

Wireless Internet Access will be available in the meeting room at RSHU. Participants will be provided with a password on the first day of the meeting.

Power Supply

The power voltage in Saint Petersburg is 220 volts, and frequency is 50 Hz.  The electrical sockets most commonly found in new constructions are Type F outlets (see picture below), but you will still find a lot of sockets based on the old standard used, which is Type C outlet. Type E plugs (commonly used in Europe) will also fit in Type F outlets.


The official Russian currency is the Russian Ruble. The currency sign is   and its ISO code is RUB. Ruble is subdivided into 100 kopeks (One ruble = 100 kopeks).

The Russian bank notes in circulation are 5, 10, 50, 100, 500, 1000 and 5000 rubles. The coins in circulation are 1, 5, 10 and 50 kopeks; and 1, 2, 5 and 10 rubles.

In Saint Petersburg banks are open Monday to Friday only (from 09:00 to 17:00).  ATM machines can be found in the airport, lobbies of most hotels, in metro stations and next to banks.

Credit cards are widely accepted in large shops and most restaurants, however, it is always worth checking before you order. Visa and Mastercard are accepted almost everywhere, while American Express and Dinner’s Club can rarely be used.

You should expect to pay around 900 Russian Roubles for a meal, but of course this will depend on your choice of restaurant.

Weather in Saint Petersburg in July

Temperatures in July typically range from 20 to 25°C (68 to 77°F) during the day, and 14 to 16°C (57 to 61°F) at night.

 For current weather forecasts please visit http://wmc.meteoinfo.ru/forecasts5000/russia/leningrad-region

Time Zone

The standard time zone in Saint Petersburg is UTC/GMT + 4 hours. 


It is recommended that you obtain comprehensive travel and medical insurance before travelling. 

Contact phone numbers during VLMG-7

There are three people to phone in case you need to communicate with the Organisers of VLMG-7 during your stay in Saint Petersburg. They are:

Eduard Podgaisky - Mobile: +7 9052741856

Maria Mamaeva - Office: +7 812 633 0196

                           - Mobile: +7 9112175590

Lu Veeck - Mobile: +44 7773226090

Last modified: Thursday, 10 July 2014, 7:18 PM