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You can take the bus tour around Moscow at additional service registration desk.

Gathering of guests starts half an hour before the excursion at the venue exit.

Tour to Sergiev Posad (a lunch included)

Date: September, 14, 2015, Monday

Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (6 p.m.)

Duration: 8-9 hours, it depends on traffic jam (including transfer time)

Starting point / Tour end: Hotel “Alfa”, Moscow, Izmailovskoe shosse, 71, building A


Sergiev Posad is situated 70 kilometres north-east from Moscow. It was founded in the 1340s by Sergey Radonezhsky. Sergiev Posad is included in the famous Golden Ring of Russia.

The Holy Trinity Monastery (in Russian Troitse-Sergieva Lavra) is probably the most important monastery in Russia and the spiritual centre of the Russian Orthodox Church. The monastery is situated 70 km away from Moscow in the old town Sergiev Posad. Named after the famous spiritual leader and monastic reformer, Sergey Radonezhsky (also known as St. Sergius of Radonezh), both the town and monastery date back to the 14th century. As stories tell, he and his brother Stefan decided to seclude themselves in the woods of Makovets hills and founded the Trinity cathedral. Initially a small monastery, it later turned into the main religious centre of the Orthodox Church.

The relics of St. Sergius of Radonej are buried at the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius, that today has become the "Russian Vatican". There is no other way to appreciate its golden domes and see the holy relics of St. Sergius, except by being there. The Lavra houses the greatest collection of historical monuments and is included in UNESCO's list of world heritage. Its beautiful interior, lit by lamps, is covered with icons of the great artist Andrei Rublev.

Within the grounds of the monastery you will find the out-of-town patriarchy residence, Moscow Religious School - an academy and a seminary, as well as the richest library of religious literature in Russia. You will see a vast collection of architectural monuments, ancient icons, historical relics and treasures.

In the Vestry you will discover a rich collection of various items donated over the past 600 years. Among them there are: jewel-encrusted vestments, fine tapestries, solid-gold chalices and more.

Visit of Roscosmos Test Facilities (Dubna town near to Volga river), JINR (a lunch included)

Date: September, 14, 2015, Monday

Time: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. (6 p.m.)

Duration: 9-10 hours, it depends on traffic jam (including transfer time)

Starting point / Tour end: Hotel “Alfa”, Moscow, Izmailovskoe shosse, 71, building A


The Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, JINR (Russian: Объединённый институт ядерных исследований, ОИЯИ), in Dubna, Moscow Oblast (120 km north of Moscow),Russia, is an international research centre for nuclear sciences, with 5500 staff members, 1200 researchers including 1000 Ph.D.s from eighteen member states (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, China, Cuba, Czech Republic, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Mongolia, North Korea, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam) as well as some eminent scientists from UNESCO, CERN, CLAF, France, Germany, Italy, and the United States.

The Institute has seven laboratories, each with its own specialization: theoretical physics, high energy physics (particle physics), heavy ion physics, condensed matter physics, nuclear reactions, neutron physics, and information technology. The institute has a division to study radiation and radiobiological research and other ad hoc experimental physics experiments.

Principal research instruments include a nuclotron superconductive particle accelerator(particle energy: 7 GeV), three isochronic cyclotrons (120, 145, 650 MeV), a phasotron (680 MeV) and a synchrophasotron (4 GeV). The site has a neutron fast-pulse reactor (1500MW pulse) with nineteen associated instruments receiving neutron beams.

The main fields of the Institute's research are:

  • theoretical physics
  • elementary particle physics
  • relativistic nuclear physics
  • heavy ion physics
  • low and intermediate energy physics
  • nuclear physics with neutrons
  • condensed matter physics
  • radiation biology and radiobiological research
  • computer networking, computing and computational physics
  • educational programme

More than 40 major discoveries have been made.

1959 – nonradiative transitions in mesoatoms

1960 – antisigma-minus hyperon

1963 – element 102

1972 – postradiative regeneration of cells

1973 – quark counting rule

1975 – phenomenon of slow neutron confinement

1988 – regularity of resonant formation of muonic molecules in deuterium

1999-2005 – elements 114, 116, 118, 115 and 113

2006 – chemical identification of element 112

2010 – successful synthesis of element 117

Elements discovered at JINR:

rutherfordium (1964), nobelium (1966), dubnium (1968), seaborgium (1974), bohrium (1976), flerovium (Island of stability, 1999), livermorium (2001), ununtrium (2004), ununpentium (2004), ununoctium (2006), ununseptium (2010).

Address: Russia, 141980, Dubna, Zh. Curie street, 6

Phone number: +7 (49621) 65059



Bus tour around Moscow*

Time: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. (7 p.m.)

Duration: 4-5 hours, it depends on traffic jam (including transfer time)

Starting point / Tour end: Hotel “Alfa”, Moscow, Izmailovskoe shosse, 71, building A


his tour will let you into the city of Moscow and its most impressive and beautiful sights. Anyway, you can't miss the city center – the Red Square with the Lenin Mausoleum, and Tverskaya Street.

In the Middle Ages the Red square used to be the main place in Russia, and it has witnessed many events: from coronations of Russia's Tsars to enemies' attacks. Also it was the main trading place in Moscow and the place, where the Tsars' were addressing the people. In the Soviet times it was the place where the Soviet government would address the people, and where the Soviet army was showing its strength and power at the Victory Day's parades. Now it is one of the main attractions in Moscow. In the middle of the Red Square there's St. Basils Cathedral, which is the world-known Russian architecture masterpiece. When it was built in 1561, to celebrate Russian victory over Kazan kingdom it was called Pokrovsky cathedral. St. Basils cathedral was and still is an unusual cathedral: the architects built 8 small churches around the main dome and made the paths from one church to another.

Then you will go to the Lenin's Hills, which is the highest place in Moscow where you will enjoy a great panorama of the city. Afterwards you will pass along the Kutuzov Street and visit the Victory Park with its fountains and churches.

Along the way you will go down the Moscow metro. The Moscow metro works from 5.35 a.m. to 1.00 a.m.

There are more than 190 stations and 12 lines in the Moscow metro. The first line opened 15th of May, 1935. From a point of view, the Moscow metro is just like an underground museum of the Soviet Art. Since its construction it became a huge national project to 'promote' patriotic feelings and a communist way of life, hence many mosaics and sculptures are dedicated to the life of Soviet people.

The station Ploschchad’ Revolyutsii was opened 13th of May, 1938. The design of the station was made by architects Dushkin and Maniser. At the time of the War 1941-1945 some stations were used as bomb-proof, for example, Mayakovskaya station.

We would like to inform you that you can use the WiFi in Moscow metro.

You will also visit The Novodevichy Convent, one of Moscow`s most beautiful cloisters, which is nestled in the southwest of Moscow where the Moskva River bends to form what looks like a peninsula. It is an amazing architectural monumental complex and the greatest of Moscow`s attractions, second only to the Kremlin. The architectural ensemble of the Novodevichy Convent is a miniature copy of the Kremlin. The oldest building in the convent is the cathedral church of the Smolensk Icon of the Mother of God (the Smolensk Cathedral), built in the mid-16th.

The Mission Control Centre (TsUP)

Date: September, 16, 2015, Wednesday

Time: 12.30 a.m.- 6 p.m.(7 p.m.)

Duration: 4-5 hours, it depends on traffic jam (including transfer time)

Starting point / Tour end: Hotel “Alfa”, Moscow, Izmailovskoe shosse, 71, building A


The Mission Control Centre is located in Korolyov, a city 30 kilometers from Moscow. The mission control center is a unique place on the planet, with a direct connection with the Earth’s orbital spacecraft in space. TsUP provides practical flight control for spacecraft of several different classes: manned orbital complexes, spaceships, space probes and civilian and scientific satellites. At the same time it carries out scientific and engineering research and development of methods, algorithms and tools for control problems, ballistics and navigation.

You will have the opportunity to become familiar with the setting and features of the Control Hall. The excursion includes an introductory lecture of the work and structure of the Mission Control Centre (TsUP), the inspection of the Main Control Room spacecraft, scientific and socio-economic projects. You will see the Main Control Room of the Russian segment of the International Space Station. You can watch videos about the life and work of cosmonauts in orbit. The tour includes an introduction to the history, current status of the Mission Control Centre (TsUP).

The rules.

According to the rules, tourists have to show their passports for the control at the entrance of the Mission Control Centre.

It is forbidden to bring:

  • different photo cameras, video and audio recording equipment;
  • rolls, suitcases, carrier bags, rucksacks;
  • weapon and ammunition, explosive materials, toxic substances, flammable substances, radioactive materials, toxic materials;
  • alcohol and drugs.

Also, it is forbidden to use mobile phones in the Mission Control Centre. All your mobile phones have to be switched off during the excursion.

Star City. The Cosmonauts’ Training Centre

Date: September 17, 2015, Thursday

Time: 8 a.m.- 12 p.m.(1 p.m.)

Duration: 4-5 hours, it depends on traffic jam (including transfer time)

Starting point / Tour end: Hotel “Alfa”, Moscow, Izmailovskoe shosse, 71, building A


Star City is located 25 kilometers from Moscow to the north-east. This city was founded in 1961. It was named “Star City” in 1968. The Cosmonaut Training Center was inaugurated on January 11, 1960 in Star City outside Moscow. In 1969 it was named after Yuri Gagarin, the first man to fly in space. In 1995 the Cosmonaut Training Center and Air Force Test and Training regiment were merged and reorganized into its current form.

The Center has also trained candidates from other countries of (or aligned to) the former Soviet bloc under the Intercosmos program, which got an initial boost from the joint Soviet-American Apollo-Soyuz flight in 1975.

Excursion program: Star City is one of the most attractive space objects in Russia. You will see the biggest Centrifuge in the world (The weight is 300 tons and the shoulder radius is 18m) - it is used for cosmonaut selection and training by simulating the bad factors of space flight. The Hydro lab is designed to test space object models, perform cosmonaut training and experiment research in the conditions of the simulated micro gravity, MIR Station etc.

The Kremlin and Armory Chamber

Date: September 18, 2015, Friday

Time: 8.30 a.m.-2 p.m. (2.30 p.m.)

1 p.m.-6.30 p.m. (7 p.m.). (Two groups)

Duration: 5 hours or 5 hours and 30 minutes, it depends on traffic jam (including transfer time)

Starting point / Tour end: Hotel “Alfa”, Moscow, Izmailovskoe shosse, 71, building A


The Kremlin is the symbol of Russia and the main tourist attraction of Moscow. Once the residence of Tsars and Patriarchs, today it is one of the biggest architectural ensembles in the world, which is included into the UNESCO list. The Kremlin is the biggest fortress in Europe with 20 unique towers. You will see the chambers and cathedrals inside. You will visit a number of churches in the area of Kremlin, walk by the Tsar Bell and the Tsar Cannon and see the unique and priceless collections of the Armory Chamber.

The Armory Chamber is a treasury house. This is a part of the Grand Kremlin Palace’s complex. It is situated in the building, which was constructed in 1851 by a prominent Russian architect, Konstantin Ton (1794 - 1881) and named after one of the oldest Kremlin's treasury stores. The museum collections feature precious items that had been preserved for centuries in the tsars’ treasury and the Patriarch's vestry. Some of the exhibits were made in the Kremlin’s workshops, others are diplomatic gifts.

The Armory Chamber exhibits ancient state regalia, ceremonial tsar’s vestments and coronation dresses, vestments of the Russian Orthodox Church hierarchs, the largest collection of gold and silverware by Russian craftsmen, Western European artistic silver, ceremonial weapons and arms, carriages, horse ceremonial harness.

The State Armory presents more than four thousands items of applied art of Russia, European and Eastern countries of the early IVth XXth centuries. The highest artistic level and particular historical and cultural value of the exhibits have made the State Armory of the Moscow Kremlin a world-wide known museum.

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