A visa to enter Russia is required for most foreign participants. LOC provides visa support for participants registered before December 17.  For participants from EC before the end of 2012 LOC will send out official invitations to be submitted to Russian consulates in January. For  participants from other countries (for example: USA, Japan, China) Russia hasn’t the simplified visa  procedure and  we kindly ask them to register as early as possible, otherwise we cannot guarantee to send out official invitations before February 10, 2013.
Alternatively, a touristic visa to Russia can be obtained with a prepaid voucher from many hotels (see the list of Moscow hotels). Participants are encouraged to apply for the visa well in advance in order to avoid last minute problems.