You will need to obtain a tourist visa to travel to Russia, either in Russian Embassy or Consulate in your country. They will ask you to provide your original passport, visa application form, two passport-size photos, hotel confirmation, and flight tickets. The visa will be issued in up to 30 days and will cost up to $120.
ICCQ will be held in the Higher School of Economics (HSE) at 11, Pokrovsky Blvd in Moscow.
We recommend you to use Uber as a taxi service.
Moscow has three international airports: DME, SVO, and VKO. Uber from any one of them to your hotel will take about an hour and will cost about $30.
We suggest you to stay in one of these hotels: Boutique Hotel Chemodanov (0.7km from the venue), Custos Hotel Lubyansky (0.9km), or PR Myasnitsky Boutique Hotel (1.3km).
You can find many restaurants near by your hotel and most of them will be good. We also recommend you try one of these high-class restaurants and taste traditional Russian cuisine: Ruski (8.4km from the venue, approx. $30 per person), Selfie (4.8km, $50), or Dr. Zhivago (2.5km, $60).
It may be a bit cold in Moscow in March; check these recommendations on what coat is better to put on.
Watch this intro video by Expedia and consider ordering a guided half-day trip around the most famous sights in Moscow. You don’t want to miss these places:
Chistie Prudy (450m from the venue)
Metro Station Ploshchad Revolyutsii (1.8km)
Nikolskaya St. at night (1.9km)
Red Square (2.0km)
Muzeon (4.5km) © photo
Patriarshiye Prudy (4.2km) © photo
Arbat St. (4.5km)
VDNH (8.8km) © photo