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There are more than 1000 hotels and hostels less than 3 km away from the venue of the Congress, for all kinds of budget. Hotels in St. Petersburg offer visitors relatively cheap accommodation in the central part of the city. City center is also rich in restaurants and cafes with good service and relatively small prices.
You can find information about accomodation in Saint-Petersburg and book a hotel at Booking.com.
The venue for the conference will serve the infrastructure of St. Petersburg State University, that is a world-leading centre of science and education. Around 38,000 students are pursuing education there, that includes both Russian and international students. University conducts research in almost all fields of knowledge, including anthropological and ethnographic studies.
Congress will be held in the main building of the Saint-Petersburg State University, known as the Twelve Collegia, and in the Department of History. Twelve Collegia is the historical complex of twelve buildings, that give an illusion of one enormous edifice. It is the largest building from the era of Peter the Great which remains in the city. Both the Twelve Collegia and Department of History are located in the central part of the city, at the Vasilevsky Island, next to the Kunstkamera and close to the Royal Hermitage, the Palace Square and many other main historical and cultural attractions of St. Petersburg.