Lotte Hotel Moscow
Crystal Ballroom Hall, 8 bld.2, Novinskiy Blvd., Moscow 121099, Russia web site
The average December temperature in Moscow is −5°С to −3°С during the day and −8°С to −6°С or lower at night. If long walks are planned warm clothing, hats and warm shoes would be necessary.
The local currency is Russian ruble. The average Russian ruble exchange rate for fall 2018 is the following:
67₽ = 1$
78₽ = 1€
All major Russian banks provide currency exchange service in airport and in the hotels. The most popular bank is SBERBANK. Almost every point of presence is equipped with ATM machines that accept MasterCard and Visa cards. In some shops you can also use UnionPay.
The special reservation rates at Lotte Hotel Moscow are available till November 23, 2018 (incl.).
Transfer from the airport
The center of Moscow can be accessed by the Aeroexpress train from any airport. It will take about 40 minutes. The trains from Sheremetyevo Airport arrive at Belorussky Railway Station (Belorusskaya metro station), at Kievsky Railway Station from Vnukovo (Kievskaya metro station) and to Paveletsky Railway Station from Domodedovo (Paveletskaya metro station). The first train leaves Sheremetyevo at 5:00, then at 6:00 and every 30 minutes; each hour between 6:00 and 0:00 from Vnukovo and at 5:15 and every 30 minutes between 6:00 and 0:30 from Domodedovo. Ticket fares can be found at https://aeroexpress.ru/en/aero.html. A ticket purchased online or via the mobile app would cost less than from a ticket office.
In metro, use Line 5 (Circle Line) to reach Kievskaya metro station and transfer to Smolenskaya metro station (Line 3 or 4). The venue is located in 3-5 min walking tour from the Smolenskaya metro station.
You can also take a taxi from the airport. A trip to the city center will cost between 1,000 and 1,500 rubles and take about 40 to 80 minutes depending on the airport and the traffic. We recommend ordering taxis via mobile applications such as Yandex.Taxi, Uber and Gett. The applications are available for all mobile operating systems.
Moscow has quite a large taxi network. Most cabs are aggregated in the Yandex.Taxi, Uber and Gett mobile apps available for all operating systems. We do not recommend you to catch taxi on streets.
During rush hours it is better to use public transport because there can be huge traffic jams in the city center.
The Moscow Metro is comprised of a circle line and radial lines. The Circle Line (Line 5) connects all the other lines except Line 11, Line 12, the monorail, and the Moscow Central Circle (MCC). Each of the 13 lines, except the monorail and the MCC, has its own color, number, and name. Detailed maps with station names and lines can be found in entrance halls and inside all the trains. The color signs are also used in stations to make it simpler for passengers. Information about the approaching station is announced on trains in both Russian and English.
There are several ways to pay.
The easiest way is to buy a ticket at one of the machines installed in entrance halls (both cash and cards are accepted). Follow the instructions on the screen and choose the type of ticket and the number of trips required. The fare is 55 rubles per single trip but you can top up one ticket with 1 to 60 trips: the more trips the cheaper it is. For example, if you buy 60 trips for 1,765 rubles, one trip will cost only 29 rubles.
The second option is to buy the same ticket via a cashier (some speak English). Just explain the card type and the number of trips required. In addition, cashiers sell travel cards with an unlimited number of trips that are accepted on all public transit:
– 1 day (218 rubles)
– 3 days (415 rubles)
– 7 days (830 rubles)
– 30 days (2,075 rubles)
Mobile connection is available at most stations, interchanges, escalators and tunnels. It covers all the sections between the Circle Line stations.
There is free Wi-Fi in the Moscow Metro. In order to use it, registration via the official website is required. The website will open in the mobile browser automatically.
Visa application process
We strongly recommend every participant visit a website of the Russian Embassy in your jurisdiction (or the jurisdiction yours is assigned to) to find out whether you need to apply for the Russian visa and what documents are required for the application process.
The list of the required visa documents can vary from country to country.
The list of Russian Embassies is available here.
The full list of countries with the effective visa regime to visit Russia can be found here.
Please note that the above information is regularly updated. If in doubt, please contact the host.
For further information and updates, as well as to request the invitation letter from the EE DNS FORUM host please, contact us.