The Conference will be held in research center in Chernogolovka
(Moscow region, 35 km far from Moscow, Russia).
WELCOME TO CHERNOGOLOVKA
The beautiful and ancient ensemble of the Moscow's Kremlin stands high on the hill towering over the left bank of Moskva river. Late in the evening the brightly illuminated Kremlin ensemble presents a fantastic, majestic and sophisticated harmony. Totally, the Kremlin has 20 towers (Pics 1,2).
Red Square, which lays right in front of the Kremlin wall, is famous with brilliant Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed with its unique history (Pic 3). Nikolskaya, one of Moscow's liveliest streets, begins from Red Square. There you can visit (Pic 4) GUM - one of the largest department stores.
On the other side of the street is Kazan Cathedral (pic5). On Staraya Ploshchad (Old Square) you will see a fairytale Church of the Trinity at Nikitniky. The church is currently a museum. (Open daily except Tues, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tel.: 298-3451.)
On Sobornaya (Cathedral) Square is Uspensky Cathedral, where tsars were invested and emperors crowned, also it was the burial place of the Moscow's metropolitans and patriarchs.(pic6)
On the southern side of Cathedral Square, closer to the river, stands another remarkable edifice, the Blagoveshchensky Cathedral (the Cathedral of Annunciation). (pic7)
The Museums of the Moscow Kremlin
Oruzheinaya Palata or The Armoury. The museum displays the
unique specimens of applied art and precious utensils.
Located near the Armoury is the Diamond Fund (Tel.: 229-20-36), where a collection of precious stones and Russian jewelry, golden and platinum naggets is displayed.
You will have a great pleasure wandering around Old Arbat. This is
a peculiar area of many small streets and lanes with beautiful 18-s and 19-s
century mansions, museums, restaurants, cafes and shops. (pic8)
If you are on Theatre Square visit the Bolshoi. (pic9)
On Manezh Square you will see the State Duma, Moskva Hotel, National Hotel.
Walk up to Pushkin Square, which occupies a prominent place in the city's everyday life, and is a frequent meeting place for Muscovites. The monument to Alexander Pushkin, the famous Russian poet, stands in the center. (pic10)
Walk to Novy Arbat to find the House of Books, Moscow's largest bookshop. It provides wide scope for browsing and a good collection of art books, prints, souvenirs.
The building across the square is a White House (Byely Dom, Dom Pravitelstva). In front of the House of Books stands ValdaiCentre and Arbat Irish House. (pic11)
ValdaiCentre is a mini shopping mall containing foreign boutiques, plus two
eateries: the Palms Coffee Shop, an Indian-run cafe, ideal for people-watching,
and the Shakherezade restaurant, providing European cuisine with Middle Eastern
spices and sauces.
The State Tretyakov Gallery is the biggest art museum in Russia housing
the largest collection of the Russian art.
The State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts displays the biggest Moscow's
collection of Western-European art.
The Museum of Applied and Folk Art, its collection presents the time
period from the 14th millennium and up to the present days - the art of oriental
countries (China, Korea, Japan, India Middle and South-East Asia).
The "Tsaritsyno" Museum displays the ancient furniture and
ceramics, and fine collection of the modern paintings.
For more details refer to www.moscow-guide.ru