Location Vladivostok

Location Vladivostok

Far East

The Far East is the eastern part of the territory of Russia that includes the basins of the rivers flowing into the Pacific Ocean, as well as Sakhalin Island, Wrangel Island, Kuril Islands, Komandorskie Islands and Shantarskie Islands.


The population of the Far East is 6.3 million, 5% of the population of Russia


The region’s land area is 6,169,300 km², 36% of the area of Russia


Vladivostok is the administrative, cultural, scientific, and economic centre of Primorsky Krai and Vladivostok urban district, as well as the largest research and educational centre of the Far East region. Far Eastern Federal University and the Far Eastern branch of the Russian Academy of Science are located in the city.


The city population amounts to nearly 600,000 people

Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU)

Today, FEFU is the largest university of higher education in Eastern Russia and one of the most dynamically developing scientific and educational centres in the Asia-Pacific region. More than 40,000 people study here, in 370 areas of training and specialties at all levels of education, including specialist degrees, bachelor degrees, master’s degrees, postgraduate studies and doctoral studies programmes.

The campus of FEFU on Russky Island was built in 2012 for the APEC Summit. Today, FEFU is the central site of scientific and business communication between Russian and international expert communities in the Asia-Pacific region.

Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) is located on Russky Island (Vladivostok)


You have the choice between several hotels at special rates. To benefit from the preferential IEC rate, please book your hotels through this link: http://booking.iec2017.org. After you successfully complete your hotel booking, you will receive a confirmation and payment information via e-mail. After the payment, we will send you a confirmation of the reservation. If you would like to modify your hotel booking, please follow the link that is provided at the bottom of this hotel confirmation.

Due to high season in Vladivostok and the shortage of hotel rooms, we kindly ask you to book your accommodation first of all.

Special accommodation rates will be available at http://booking.iec2017.org

Tips and General Information

Business & shopping hours

Weekdays Saturday Sunday
Banks 08:30 - 10:00 and 15:00 - 19:00 08:30 - 10:00 and 15:00 - 19:00 Closed
Post offices 08:30 - 10:00 and 15:00 - 19:00 08:30 - 10:00 and 15:00 - 19:00 Closed
Shops and shopping centers 08:30 - 10:00 and 15:00 - 19:00 08:30 - 10:00 and 15:00 - 19:00 Closed
Government institutions 08:30 - 10:00 and 15:00 - 19:00 08:30 - 10:00 and 15:00 - 19:00 Closed

Climate and clothing

The average temperature in Vladivostok in October is about 8 °C (46 °F). Afternoons can be mild with average high temperatures reaching 13 °C (55 °F). Overnight temperatures are generally about 6 °C (43 °F). Average daily temperature variation in October is 7 °C (13 °F). The weather in October is marginally dry with intermittent rain. Average rainfall: 68.2 mm (2.7 in.) on 8 days.

Credit cards

Most stores, restaurants and hotels accept all major credit cards (American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard, Mastercard, VISA). Generally cash (in national currency) is accepted in taxi and municipal transport. Travellers’ checks may be exchanged in banking institutions only.

Currency exchange

The official currency is the Russian ruble. All prices quoted in this programme are in the Russian rubles. At the time of printing, the exchange rate was 58 to 1 U.S. dollar, 62 to 1 euro, and 58 to 1 Swiss franc.

Most foreign currency in notes and travellers’ cheques can be exchanged in any bank, large hotel or exchange offices in Vladivostok. The Russian ruble comes in the following note denominations: 10 rubles, 50 rubles, 100 rubles, 500 rubles, 1,000 rubles, 5,000 rubles. Coins: 1 kopeck, 5 kopecks, 10 kopecks, 50 kopecks, 1 ruble, 2 rubles, 5 rubles, 10 rubles.

Electricity supply

Network voltage in Russia is 220-240 V. Electrical sockets in the Russian Federation are one of the two standard European electrical socket types:

Type C

Type F

Internet connections

Free high-speed WiFi Internet access is guaranteed to all delegates within the General Meeting Business Centre and all General Meeting locations (meeting rooms). Internet access at hotels may involve substantial daily charges. We recommend that you check connection rates at your hotel.


The official language of the Russian Federation is Russian. In business communication English is also common.

Meal facilities

There are several restaurants and cafes within Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) — Congress and Exhibition Center. Restaurants and cafés are also available in the city centre close to all hotels. Please ask the concierge in your hotel for recommendations.


All public places are non-smoking. Smoking is permitted only in specially designated and equipped areas.


Corded public phones are not generally available.
You can use a hotel service.
Both GSM and CDMA cellular phone standards are used in Russia.
Country code: +7; city code: +423

Time zone

Vladivostok time zone: GMT + 10:00


The usual tipping rate is 10% for the average service. However, tipping is at your own discretion.


For entry into Russia, no compulsory vaccination is required.

Emergency numbers

112 — General emergency
101 — Fire-fighting Department
102 — Police

103 — Ambulance
104 — Gas service

Additional information

When getting ready to travel please prepare your passport with visa, air ticket, a traveller medical insurance policy (please allow some time to get it ahead of departure date), your conference invitation and accommodation vouchers.

The limitations applicable to a regular traveller may include:

  • tobacco: more than 200 cigarettes, or 50 cigars, or 250 g of tobacco per person of and above 18 year old;
  • alcohol (not more than 3 litres per person above 18 years old);
  • cash in amounts exceeding 10,000 USD (or equivalent) — an exceeding amount should be declared at the time of entry;
  • certain medicines;
  • arms and ammunition.

During the flight, a cabin crew member (e.g. flight attendant) might offer you a migration card to fill in (if they don’t, please ask them for one; you may also fill it in at the airport before passport control). This is an important document. You will have to present it to the border guard at the point of entry.

The card is bilingual, and the fields are self-explanatory.
Below is a sample for you to use.

The left part will be kept by the border guard. The right part you will have to keep and present to the border guard upon leaving Russia. Migration registration procedures are carried out by hotel staff.