Parliamentarians, politicians, state officials of Russia, and the whole Russian society commend the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) which unites the parliaments of most of the countries of the world for its decision to hold the 137th IPU Assembly in St. Petersburg. We express our sincere gratitude for this decision and extend a warm welcome to the participants and guests of the 137th IPU Assembly.
St. Petersburg —
city of the 137th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly
Bronze Horseman monument, St. Petersburg, Russia
Tavricheskiy Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia
Building of the Council of the Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia
Winter Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia
Building of the State Duma of Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia
Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia
Moscow Triumphal Gate, St. Petersburg, Russia
ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre, St. Petersburg, Russia
Sphinx chimera on Egyptian Bridge over Fontanka River, St. Petersburg, Russia
Landscape with the image of open Palace Bridge from the Neva River, St. Petersburg, Russia
View of the Moyka River, St. Petersburg. Russia
Reference information for participants
Food & drinks
Participants in the 137th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly will be offered free beverages and snacks at the event venues. The Assembly venues will also have cafés and restaurants where lunch can be purchased.
During the 137th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly, heightened security measures will be in place at all event venues.
For the convenience of the participants in the 137th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly, Tavrichesky Palace has ATMs and a mobile Sberbank of Russia banking service. Guests will be able to withdraw cash and exchange foreign currency.
During the 137th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly, Tavrichesky Palace will offer Assembly participants postal services. Participants will be able to send letters, postcards and small parcels to destinations in Russia and abroad.
The website of the 137th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly will provide information about recommended taxi companies. The operators speak English. For security reasons, guests are advised to use the taxi service recommended by the Assembly.
St Petersburg has deservedly been declared the world’s tourist capital; it received the 2016 World Travel Awards. We invite you to discover our city’s cultural diversity on a tour we have specifically designed for the Assembly participants.
There will be accredited professional photographers working at the 137th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly. All photographs will be available on the Assembly’s official website and on the IPU’s account on Flickr.
There will be a regular shuttlebus service for participants in the 137th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly. The buses will operate between arrival and departure points, official hotels and Assembly venues.