The Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library (3, Senate Square) and the Astoria Hotel (39, Bolshaya Morskaya Ulitsa) are to host the main events of the 28th International Financial Congress.
The sites are located in the centre of St. Petersburg, next to St. Isaac’s Cathedral, a monument to Peter the Great (known as the Bronze Horseman), the Main Admiralty building and the Moika and Neva river embankments. Travel time from Pulkovo Airport is 40–60 minutes depending on traffic.
It takes 10 minutes to walk from the Presidential Library to the Astoria Hotel. A free-of-charge shuttle bus service will be available to carry participants to and from the different Congress venues.
The Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library opened on 27 May 2009 in the historical building of Synod. The architect Carlo Rossi built it in the second quarter of the 19th century. The Presidential Library holds a digital collection of documents on the history, theory and practice of the Russian statehood and the Russian language. The library also is a cultural, educational, scientific and informational-analytical centre. The library is equipped with electronic reading and exhibition halls, conference rooms, and a multifunctional multimedia complex.
The Astoria Hotel opened in 1912 in a historic Art Nouveau building designed by the architect Fyodor Lidval. The newly opened hotel was considered the best in Russia and Europe, boasting the latest engineering solutions of the time. At different times, famous musicians, actors, ballet dancers, writers and other artists, heads of states and governments, public figures enjoyed their stay at the hotel. In 1941, when the Second World War broke out, the hotel housed a hospital for writers, artists and musicians who remained in the city during the siege.
For participants with limited mobility
If a participant needs assistance navigating the IFC 2019 venues, please fill out an application in the personal web office no later than three days before the Congress.