The Workshop will be held on board a comfortable 4-deck boat «Georgy Zhukov» cruising from Nizhny Novgorod to Saint Petersburg, through cities of Gorodets, Plyos (Ples), Kostroma, Yaroslavl, and visiting Goritsy village and Kizhi and Valaam islands. The boat cruise will start in Nizhny Novgorod at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 13, and will arrive in Saint Petersburg at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, July 20, 2010.

The participants may board the ship in the Nizhny Novgorod river station at the Volga embankment starting from 9.30 p.m. on Monday July 12, 2010.

The Organizing Committee will make arrangements to meet participants in the Nizhny Novgorod airport and at the railway station and provide transportation to the ship by the beginning of the conference.

Lufthansa operates the direct international flight from Frankfurt (Germany) to Nizhny Novgorod. The timetable can be found at Lufthansa web site The international indication for Nizhny Novgorod International Airport is GOJ. Lufthansa also operates flights from St. Petersburg (Pulkovo International Airport) to various cities. For other opportunities of traveling from St. Petersburg please contact your travel agent.

Another option is to arrive to Nizhny Novgorod via Moscow. The following companies operate flights from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod (usually available daily):
S7 Airlines:
Region-Avia Airlines:
UTair Aviation:

Trains (from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod):
For day-time trains the travel time is approximately 5-6 hours, for night-time trains the travel time is approximately 8 hours.

The timetables are available at the Russian Railways web site:
In order to proceed to the search forms please chose Passengers/Timetables.
To find a Moscow railway station as a departure station please type MOSKVA and chose one of the following stations:
To find the arrival station in Nizhny Novgorod please select the railway
then select the station
(2060001) GOR’KIJJ-MOSK.
Then specify the dates of your trip.

The Organizing Committee will make all efforts to assist the participants in planning the trip. The participants are welcome to contact the Organizing Committee on any questions concerning travel itineraries.


July 13, 9 am:  departure from Nizhny Novgorod
July 13, from 3pm to 6pm:    Galanino (Gorodets)
July 14, from 9 am to 1 pm:    Plyes
July 14, from 4 pm to 8 pm:  Kostroma
July 15, from 8 am to 1 pm: Yaroslavl
July 16, from 12 am to 4 pm: Goritsy (Kirill-Belozersky Monastery)
July 17, from 5 am to 8 pm: Kizhi
July 18, from 11 am to 4 pm:    Mandrogi
July 19, from 8 am to 8:30 pm: Valaam
July 20, 8 am:        arrival in St.-Petersburg