To come to Russia foreign citizens usually need to apply for visa. Scholarly exchange visas are issued by Russian Embassies and Consulates abroad against the official invitation issued by the university (enough for citizens of the EU and PRC) plus “yellow card”, issued by the Federal Immigration Agency (other countries).
In order to draw a scholarly exchange visa invitation, we need to receive by October 31 a clear scanned copy of your passport’s front page and a “Participant’s info” form. Please, fill all the blanks and send it to We expect to deliver you the invitation by the middle  of December.
Another option is to apply online for an e-visa, see details at,please, note that in this case you should cross the border in St.Petersburg and can not go to another regions of Russia.
The type of the visa suitable for conference is “Ordinary humanitarian visa” (subtype “Scholarly and technical exchange”). The exact regulations (fees, processing time, documents) differ from country to country on reciprocal basis, please, check with the nearest Russian embassy or consulate.
When applying for the Russian humanitarian visa you may need information about the inviting organization.
Inviting organization: St. Petersburg State University
Legal address: 7/9 Universitetskaya emb., St.Petersburg 199034 Russia
TIN number: 7801002274
Contact person: Alexey Rodionov
Tel.: +7 812-3287732
Please, note that the visa support will cover the period from January 24 till February 2, 2021. Unfortunately, we can not provide visa support to accompanying persons, but they may apply for tourist visa.