The conference will take place in Sochi, Russia – the home of 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics. The nearest international airport is Adler/Sochi (IATA: AER). Other airports in the area are Krasnodar (IATA: KRR, 190 km) and Gelendzhik (IATA: GDZ, 200 km). Contact the staff of your hotel about the transfer from Sochi airport. Alternatively you can order the transfer here or on other web sites of local taxi companies.

If you decide to travel by train, you can search for available tickets to Sochi Central Station at the website of Russian Railways. From Sochi Central Station you can order a pickup service from your hotel or take a taxi. Walking from the Central Station to Marins Park Hotel along Navaginskaya ulitsa and Kurortnyi prospect takes approximately 30 minutes.

Season-specific ferry services to Sochi are available from some Black Sea ports, such as Trabzon, Istanbul, Batumi, Poti, Yalta, Odessa, and Novorossiysk. Check regional tour companies for details. Ferries arrive to Sochi port, which is in 15-minute walking distance to Marins Park Hotel, though walking uphill with baggage may be exhausting.

If you arrive by car, follow directions to Sochi city center via E97 and A147 routes (GPS: 43.576071 N, 39.725724 E).


Sochi features both seaside resort in warm season and alpine resort in cold season. September and October are considered the "Velvet Season", which features warm sea water and warm air temperature with moderate humidity.

Visa Issues

Citizens of most countries need visa to enter Russia. According to our knowledge, the citizens of Belarus, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Fiji, Guatemala, Israel, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, South Korea, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cuba, Macau, Macedonia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Serbia, Thailand, Turkey, and Hong Kong do not need a visa to attend a scientific conference in Russia. Please note, that we assume no liability for this list. Please check the nearest Russian consulate in your country for the accurate information about the visa policy for you!

If you need a visa to attend SIN please do the following at least two months prior to the event in this order:

  • Register at the conference and pay your registration fee
  • Fill in, sign, and scan the Visa Invitation Application Form from the SFedU web site
  • Send the scanned form and the scanned title page of your passport to Maxim Anikeev (mvanikeev at sfedu dot ru). In the body of your message please specify the location of your Russian embassy and your snail mail address for dispatching your visa invitation.
  • Receive your visa invitation from us in about 6 weeks and submit it to the Russian consulate with other supporting documents to receive your visa

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The acknowledgments we are sending to the authors of SIN 2015 are not valid as visa invitations! Please wait for the official visa invitation from the Head of Intl Relation Dept of SFedU (for EU countries except UK, Rep. of Ireland and Norway) or the Federal Migration Service (all other countries).

Current statuses of visa applications

Please report, if your application is not listed. Last update: 19.08.2015

Applications received
Applications submitted to the Migration Office
Invitations completed
Invitations sent to the applicants
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