Delegates are responsible for making their own transportation arrangements. There is one airport in Kazan. Due to the intense traffic in Kazan, the Aeroexpress train service might be the most convenient way for the participants to get from the International Kazan Airport Kazan airport to the city center. Travel time from the airport to the city center is 28 min. The distance from the city center train station to Kazan Federal University is 2 km. For schedule of express trains please consult the schedule. For ordering taxi in advance you may use this web-site.
If you choose to use Kazan metro, please consult the metro map below. The metro station nearest to Kazan Federal University is Ploschad Tukaya.
Kazan is in the Moscow time zone: three hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT +3). The voltage of the electricity network in Russia is 220V. It is recommended to boil tap water before drinking. Preferably, drink bottled water, which can be purchased at the hotel or in any local store.
The service area in Russia is mainly provided for GSM-900 and GSM-1800 dual-band phones, or GSM-850 and GSM-1900. Almost all mobile devices based on UMTS technology work in GSM. To connect roaming services, participants should contact their telecoms operator.
The official currency of the Russian Federation is the Russian Rouble.
Most bank cards are accepted in hotels, restaurants, shops, etc. Visa, MasterCard, American Express are accepted in almost all establishments, though some restaurants and small shops accept only cash.
Currency exchange offices are located at airports, hotels and banks. The exchange rate depends on the bank's policy. Please note that banks charge transaction fees. When exchanging currencies, you must have your passport with you.
For up-to-date information on exchange rates, please visit the website http://www.cbr.ru/.