11th International Topical Meeting on
Industrial Radiation and Radioisotope Measurement Applications
3-8 July 2022 Moscow, Russia
Golden Ring Hotel
11th International Topical Meeting on
Industrial Radiation and Radioisotope Measurement Applications
3-8 July 2022 Moscow, Russia
Golden Ring Hotel
The meeting venue for the period of July 3-8, 2022 is the Golden Ring Hotel, which is situated in the very center of Moscow (5 Smolenskaya Street, 119121 Moscow - https://hotel-goldenring.ru/en/ ). The conference halls, where all week the working sessions will be held, are placed at the hotel. For detail information about the Golden Ring Hotel and nearby hotels, reasturants, museums , etc., please, read below and use the link for Accommodation - http://www.lnf.infn.it/conference/irrma2021/accommodation .
Moscow is the capital of Russia, its political, economic, and cultural centre. This is the most populated city in Russia and Europe. For many people from Russia and other countries the capital of Russia is a city of magnificent opportunities.
There's always something going on in Moscow: exhibitions, festivals, performances, excursions, concerts, quests, marathons... You can have a great time in Moscow and you don't have to spend a fortune either: get a bird's-eye view of the city, take a boat ride down Moscow river, descend 65 metres below ground to the Cold War bunker, take a tour around Moscow's bars or take part in wine tasting, enjoy roller skating in a park, or visit a maze of mirrors...
HOW TO GET TO THE CITY CENTER
There are four international airports in Moscow: Domodedovo, Sheremetyevo, Vnukovo and the remote and seldom used Zhukovsky.
by Aeroexpress train or Bus to the city center
The three main airports are accessible by the convenient Aeroexpress Train (aeroexpress.ru) from the city center; reduced rates are available for online purchases.
The Aeroexpress Train makes the 35-minute trip between Sheremetyevo (located next to Terminal E) and Belorussky rail terminal (Belorusskay metro station) every half-hour from 5.30am to 12.30am. At night it is served by н1 bus, which terminates by Kitay-Gorod metro in the center.
The Aeroexpress Train leaves Domodedovo airport every half-hour between 6am and midnight for the 45-minute trip to Paveletsky rail terminal (Paveletskaya metro station). There is no night bus from Domodedovo, so use a taxi if you travel late.
The Aeroexpress Train makes the 35-minute run from Vnukovo airport to Kievsky rail terminal (Kievskaya metro station) every hour from 6am to 11pm. Bus н11, bound for Kitay-Gorod metro, fills the gap at night-time.
Bus 441 travels between Zhukovsky airport and Kotelniki metro station at the end of Line 7 (purple) between 6am and 11.30pm.
There are 9 railway stations in Moscow, only 8 of them receive long-distance trains. They are: Kazansky, Leningradsky, Yaroslavsky, Belorussky, Kievsky, Kursky, Paveletsky, and Rizhsky.
Kazansky, Leningradsky, and Yaroslavsky railway stations are situated at Komsomolskaya Square and can be reached from the Komsomolskaya metro station
Yaroslavsky and Kazansky railway stations are the busiest.
Leningradsky railway station serves North-Western directions including Saint Petersburg. Yaroslavsky railway station serves North, Kazansky serves East and South-East directions. You can learn more about key destination cities of these railway stations (and all others) here: mos.ru/en/news/item/34183073/.
Another three railway stations receive Aeroexpress trains from Moscow airports:
Vnukovo is connected to Kievsky railway station and Kievskaya metro station
Domodedovo is connected to Paveletsky railway station and Paveletskaya metro station
Sheremetyevo is connected to Belorussky railway station and Belorusskaya metro station
Rizhsky railway station is rather small, it has only three long-distance destinations: Riga (Latvia), Velikiye Luki, and Pskov. The railway station is located on Rizhskaya Square near the Rizhskaya metro station
Kursky railway station is situated near Valovaya Street and can be reached from Kurskaya metro station
You can find schedule of all Moscow railway stations here: russiantrain.com/moscow_railway_stations/.
You can get a taxi from the airport. There are several ways of doing that:
Moscow roads are hideous and traffic is enormous. Cross only using subways or pedestrian crossings.
While illegal taxis hailed from the street are widely used, attacks and robberies happen, especially at night or those travelling alone. Always agree upon a price of a ride beforehand or ensure the taximeter is working.
Unless you are proficient in Russian, ask your hotel or a friend to book a taxi for you.
SUMMER WEATHER IN MOSCOW
June in Moscow is influenced by Humid Continental Mild Summer, Wet All Year climate. When you travel to Moscow in June you can expect: at times fog, ordinarily rain, sometimes thunderstorm and expect a pleasant weather.
With an average temperature of 18°C, the city records highs of 22°C with lows of 13°C. Moscow is at its sunniest during the month of June and experiences maximum daylight and sunshine compared to other months. Over the course of the month, Moscow records an average sunshine hour estimate of 9.3 hours and 17 hours of average daylight.
July in Moscow is influenced by Humid Continental Mild Summer, Wet All Year climate. When you travel to Moscow in July you can expect: repeatedly rain, frequently thunderstorm, rarely fog and hot weather.
The high seasonal norm is 26°C. The minimum is 17°C. These temperatures are far removed from those records observed in Moscow in July with a maximum record of 38°C in 2010 and a minimum record of 7°C in 2009. You can expect to have about 4 days with temperatures over 30°C, or 13 of the month. The sun rises at 04:05 and sets at 21:05.
PLACES TO VISIT
Built in the 15th Century, the Moscow Kremlin used to be the seat of the Russian government. Many of the decisions from the time of the Russian Empire to the Communist period, were taken here. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is open to the public and you can imagine, it’s among the best places to visit in Moscow, a real must.
Today it is the official residence of the President of the Russian Federation, as well as the main socio-political, spiritual and historical-artistic complex of Moscow. For all Russians, the Moscow Kremlin is truly a national sacred place, a symbol of Russia. Inside the Kremlin you can feel the power and beauty of high walls and towers, the solemnity of churches and chambers, the majesty of palaces and grand buildings. On the territory of the Kremlin you will find the Armory Chamber and the Diamond Fund, the main repositories of Russia’s historical values. And the objects of the World Heritage are the Spassky Tower, the Great Kremlin Palace, as well as the Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon and some others.
The heart of Russia’s capital, Red Square is arguably Moscow’s most visited attraction. The name of the square does not come from the colour of the bricks as some people may think. In the old Slavic language “red” meant “beautiful”. The cobblestone square is surrounded by beautiful architecture, and is the place where most of the city’s (and country’s) history unfolded. What was once a market square where traders would sell their goods is now a key location in the city, surrounded by unforgettable sites such as beautiful St. Basil’s Cathedral, the Monument to Minin and Pozharsky, the necropolis near the Kremlin wall, Lenin’s mausoleum, the elaborate and spectacular building of the State Historical Museum, similar to the luxurious tower, as well as the Moscow GUM.
Russia is famous for its ballet schools and rich theatre traditions. Opera and ballet lovers or just Moscow visitors will get a unique theatre experience when attending one of its grand performances.
The building of the Bolshoi theatre is also worth mentioning. The main building was rebuilt several times throughout its history. The history of the theater begins from 1776 when Catherine the Great ordered to construct a place for theatrical performances. The last reconstruction took place from 2005 to 2011. The reconstruction works helped to restore the historic appearance of the theatre and its original decor.
Zaryadye Park is located just next to the Red Square. Zaryadye Park is a very modern park, sitting just high enough to provide spectacular views of the city. At the top of the park’s walkways, you can have a fabulous view of St. Basil’s Cathedral and points beyond. Take a walk up there at sunset and you’ll have an incredible experience.
The park has lots of places to sit and enjoy the atmosphere, and speakers throughout the park emit classical piano music. Altogether, it creates a very romantic experience in Moscow as you gaze over the Moskva River.
The Moscow Metro
Moscow’s metro is something you have to see to believe. Built as a showpiece for the Soviet system, with the first line opening in 1935, the stations are showy underground galleries with marble stonework, brass trimmings, chandeliers and stained glass.
Some were built to themes such as Kiev station, which has frescoes of Ukrainian life and bas-reliefs with scenes of chess players and ballerinas, and Ploshchad Revolyutsii, which has 72 bronze sculptures.
Cathedral of Christ the Saviour
The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is a grand and stunning Orthodox church in Russia. It was built in honor of the victory over Napoleon in 1812. The construction of the church took several decades and was completed in 1883. In 1931 the cathedral was demolished by the communists. They wanted to build a great Palace of the Soviets in its place. But it had never been constructed. The modern church was rebuilt on the site in 1995-2000.
The building looks truly magnificent, and it certainly deserves a visit. The entrance is free. There you can see a lot of unique pieces of religious art and climb to the observation platform.
Built between 1900 and 1905, Tretyakov Gallery started as the private collection of the Tretyakov brothers, who were 19th-century philanthropists. Designed by Viktor Vasnetsov, the gallery is a home to one of the largest collections of Russian art in the world. Here you can see icons including Rublev’s Trinity, and pre-revolutionary masterpieces such as Girl with Peaches by Valentin Serov, Demon by Mikhail Vrubel and Rooks have Come Back by Alexei Savrasov.
The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts
The State museum of Fine Art, also known as Pushkin’s museum, is the largest museum of European art in Moscow, located in Volkhonka street, just opposite the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. The holdings of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts currently include around 700,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, applied works, photographs, and archaeological and animalistic objects.
An elegant historic street right in the city centre, Arbat is one of Moscow’s most touristy spots. With lots of cafés and restaurants, live music performers and caricaturists, as well as souvenir shops and tattoo salons, monuments and a theatre, Arbat draws crowds of visitors every day.
The Gorky Park is an excellent place for walking and various leisure activities. Inside the park you will find a lot of things to do: a lot of sports zones, food courts, lawns with deckchairs, hammocks and pouffes, bicycle paths, bicycle rental outlets, scooters and rollers, and other sports equipment.
VDNKh All-Russian Exhibition Centre
The enormous VDNKh (short for All-Russian Exhibition Centre) recently went through an extensive renovation and now looks better than ever. The centre started as the all-Soviet agricultural exhibition in 1935, and now serves as an open-air museum of Soviet architecture. With the iconic fountain at its entrance, the park complex is home to a number of museums, shopping pavilions, multiple eateries, a massive oceanarium, a zip-line, and a horse-riding rink. In winter a skating rink opens – the largest in Europe.
The former summer residence of Empress Catherine the Great was commissioned in 1775, and succumbed to deterioration during the Soviet era. The whole of Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve has been fundamentally renovated since 1980s to look even brighter than the original. With its opulently decorated buildings, gardens, meadows and forests, Tsaritsyno Park is the perfect place for a green respite in Moscow.
Home to Europe’s tallest office building, Moscow City, also referred to as Moscow International Business Center, is one Russia’s most ambitious engineering projects over recent years. With its various high-rises, the business district is where you should come for great crowd-free shopping and the best panoramic views of the city.
Melnikov House — 10 Krivoarbatsky lane
Architectural landmark of Soviet avant-garde, an extraordinary double-cylinder detached house of Konstantin Melnikov is hidden nearby Arbat street in 10-minute walk away from Golden Ring Hotel. Soviet architect designed it as a prototype for a new form of housing for a new type of socialist mentality and nowadays it is turned into a museum. Booking for a tour should be done over the phone several weeks ahead: +7 (495) 690-39-00. Otherwise, you risk to sightsee Melnikov House from outside only.
WHERE TO EAT
This restaurant is iconic already, and serves many traditional dishes you will not find in other places. The story of the restaurant is very interesting, and it does not have much to do with the famous Russian poet Alexandr Pushkin. The restaurant is very popular among the locals and tourists alike. And as many are interested in crepes or blinis with caviar, you can try them here, but they are not cheap
Korchma Taras Bulba
You can enjoy Ukranian hospitality, dishes of national cuisine, and magnificent unique interior. It’s decorated like a Ukranian house in a village. Apart from traditional Russian and Ukrainian dishes, you can also order a strong drink Horilka, which is similar to vodka but different. To make you feel more comfortable, there are some separate lounges for small groups. Waiters wear national Ukranian clothes and you can listen to Ukranian folk songs. Home delivery is also possible.
This is the place to try traditional Russian cuisine and mostly it is vareniki, Russian dumplings. Here they serve all possible kinds of vareniki, with different kinds of meat (veal, pork, chicken), potatoes, cherries, mushrooms, cabbage, and fish as well. Prices vary, in average around 200-300 RUB per portion of vareniki. But it is not only vareniki they serve: they have traditional Russian soups like borscht and okroshka. In addition to that you can taste crepes, pancakes, pies, minced meatballs, etc. The design is very cosy, with old books and Soviet objects. And they play Soviet and retro music
It is a canteen about 100 meters away from the Red Square. They serve many traditional dishes, like borscht, syrniki, vinegret, herring salad, olivier, traditional minced meat patty cakes as kievskaya or pojarskaya. Just like many other pret-a-manger canteens, Mu-mu has many locations around Moscow, the most famous one being next to the Kremlin.
Another pret-a-manger and take away place. They have many locations in Moscow. They offer discounts in the evenings. Here you have to take a ticket with a number at the entrance and you will be invited to order. That is a problem if you don’t speak Russian.
UEFA European Football Championship 2020, 1st quarterfinal — 3 July, Gazprom Arena, Saint Petersburg
Saint Petersburg is in 4-hour train distance from Moscow. You can get there by train from Komsomolskaya Square (early booking is recommended). The football tickets are started to sale in December 2019. For details, please, use the link following https://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro-2020/ticketing/.
2nd Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art: A Beautiful Night for All the People — June - October, Garage Museum, Gorky Park, Moscow
The 2nd Garage Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art is a large-scale examination of the current Russian art scene. Conceived as a means of activating the art world as much as a way of inspiring the viewer, the second iteration of Garage Triennial works as a playful analysis of the system of relationships operating in Russian art today. Learn more at garagemca.org/en/exhibition/2nd-garage-triennial-of-russian-contemporary-i-art-a-beautiful-night-for-all-the-people-i/. Museum is open daily, 11am–10pm; the ticket office closes 30 min before Museum closing time.
We've created an interactive map (the link below) that can be used to learn on the location of various hotels, restaurants, etc.: