Internet Dating Conference (Moscow) will be held September 29 - 30, 2011 at the Holiday Inn Moscow Lesnaya. We have obtained a special single room rate of Rubles 7500 (plus tax) at the for a limited number of rooms at the Holiday Inn Moscow Lesnaya. To reserve a room, fax the Reservation & Visa Request Form to the hotel at +7 495 2258281. You can also call tel: (International) +7 (495) 783 6500 / (Local) +8 (495) 783-65-00 and mention "Internet Dating Conference" for the special rate. Please make your reservations early by calling the hotel directly. We have a limited number of rooms at this rate and they expire August 23, 2011. -- THE ROOM RATE OF Rubles 7500 (plus tax) INCLUDES THE VISA INVITATION LETTER (SEE BELOW).
IMPORTANT: VISAYou most likely will need a visa to enter the country. This is not something to be done at the last minute. The process takes about 10 business days. In order to get a visa, you first need a letter of invitation. The letter must be from an organization registered with the Russian Foreign Ministry Office. We strongly advise making a reservation with the Holiday Inn Moscow Lesnaya, then fax this Reservation & Visa Request Form to +7 495 2258281. There should be no charge for the letter as long as you have reserved a room there.
Once you have the invitation, then you can contact the Russian Embassy or Russian Consulate to apply for the Visa. Starting July 1, 2011, the Russian Embassies only accept online applications at HTTP://EVISA.KDMID.RU (A Government Website):
PDF Version: Non-US & Non UK Citizens PDF Version: US & UK Citizens
Russian Embassy and consulate locations throughout the world can be found HERE:
USA (Washington DC) or (NYC) United Kingdom
AGENCIES: Two companies that can also assist in getting you a visa can be found at ZVS (about USD $300) and also at Visa to Russia.
DIRECTIONS TO HOTELWe do not recommend taking a taxi from the airport. (A) They are extremely expensive. A taxi can run USD $100 or more to get to the hotel. (B) You need to be vary wary with taxi drivers in Russia.
Directions to the Lesnaya Hotel
As an alternative, the AeroExpress takes you within walking distance of the hotel. Their Metro system is as efficient as New York or the London Tube. (Station Names are written in English as well as Cyrillic Characters). Below are directions from Sheremetevo Airport to the AeroExpress train and then the hotel. It is a much less expensive travel option:
Directions from Belorusskaya Station to the Lesnaya Hotel.