Russian visa


To get your Russian visa, you need to apply the Russian Embassy in your country with your valid international passport expired at least in six months after the last day of your visit to Kaliningrad region, and the visa invitation letter and the visa application (the form of application you can get at the Russian Embassy in your country). Please, check the rules in the Russian embassy in your country to learn what else you need to submit and how long it takes to get your Russian visa. Baltic Federal University will provide you the required visa invitation letter.

To get the visa invitation letter from Baltic Federal University you are to fill in the special form, then send
  1. the filled special form
  2. a clear pdf copy of your international passport (all pages)
  3. an official confirmation of your affiliation with the organization (also pdf copy)
  4. the information on your surface post address
to TRACE2017visa@mail.ru by March 10, 2017. You will get the invitation letter from Baltic Federal University: first, a pdf copy to your e-mail address and then a hard original copy to the surface post address.

When you plan your visit to Kaliningrad for TRACE2017 please remember that the duration of your visit must not be longer than 7 (seven) days including days of arrival and departure as Kaliningrad region is a boarder zone.

Travel from Europe to Kaliningrad


By plane


For those considering taking a flight for the conference, the closest airport is the Kaliningrad international airport Khrabrovo.

In airport Khrabrovo airlines and destinations include:

  • Aeroflot (Moscow-Sheremetyevo, St. Petersburg)
  • AirBaltic (Copenhagen, Riga)
  • Air Berlin (Berlin)
  • Belavia (Minsk)
  • S7 (Moscow-Domodedovo)
  • UTair Aviation (Moscow-Vnukovo)

Travel from airport Kharbrovo to Svetlogorsk


There is no direct or efficient public transportation between Kaliningrad airport and Svetlogorsk. We plan to organize buses between the airport and the venue on May 16-17, 2017, and in the other direction on May 21, 2017. A taxi takes about one hour and will cost about 30 euros.

To efficiently coordinate the bus schedule we need information about your arrivals time. As soon as you book the flight, let us know about the flight number and time of your arrival to the airport. Deadline for submitting your flight schedule (to TRACERussia2017@mail.ru) is April 30, 2017. A bus schedule will be posted online by May 5.

By train


It is also possible to get Kaliningrad by direct train from Warsaw or with a train change in Minsk. Please, for example, look at https://rail.cc/en/train/berlin-to-kaliningrad

Please, check yourself the ways to get from Kaliningrad railway stations to Svetlogorsk at https://balticrest.ru/en/svetlogorsk/stations/list