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AGENDA / VISA SUPPORT / HOW TO GET HERE
03:00 PM - 09:00 PM Registrations, getting starter packages, EXPO / Meeting near the boat "Geroy"
08:00 AM - 11:00 AM Registrations, getting starter packages, all day EXPO / Meeting near the boat "Geroy"
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Briefing
09:15 AM Excursion on the swim track. Journey# 1, duration 50 min (for those who purchased this service on the website) / Berth under the boat "Hero"
10:30 AM Excursion on the track swim. Journey# 2, duration 50 min (for those who purchased this service on the website) / Berth under the boat "Hero"
12:45 PM - 01:30 PM Departure to 1 km distance start point
01:30 PM - 02:20 PM Departure to 5 km distance start point
01:50 PM - 02:50 PM Departure to 3 km distance start point
02:00 PM Start of 1 km distance swim / Beach of "Mochalny Island"
02:40 PM Start of 5 km distance swim / Beach near the Borsky bridge
03:10 PM Start of 1 km distance swim / Secret Beach
05:00 PM Finish closing / The boat "Geroy"
06:00 PM - 7-00 PM Awarding ceremony - all participants / The boat "Geroy"
* The agenda is now preliminary and can be changed by organizers
A lot of foreigners need a visa to visit Russia. You can visa request via tour agency but it is more expensive. You may also get it by yourself following our instructions.
There are five steps:
1. Here you can check if a citizen of your country needs a Russian visa.
2. Get the invitation by our official visa partner online usually it costs $25 (depends on your country). If you buy a tour package with registration to the swim, you get it for free.
3. Find the Russian Consulate or Visa application center (such as VFS Global) in your area, here is the list.
4. Collect your documents following the list provided by the Consulate https://visa.kdmid.ru and submit it. The usual Consular fee is €35, and service charge could be about €27 per person.
You can get visa either before or after your registration to the race.
For the first time we promise you to make a refund of the paid entry fee in case of visa refusal.
Feel free to question us.
HOW TO GET HERE
Nizhny Novgorod International Airport STRIGINO with IATA code GOJ is one of the biggest airports in Russia and is a reserve one for the flights to Moscow. The airport is located approximately 25 km from the city. Mainly the airport serves the domestic flights (Moscow, European part of Russia, Ural region, Siberia, Caucasus). Also there are a few regular international flights.
The airport is connected to the city with municipal transport (bus) that is the cheapest way to reach it. But it is recommended to take a taxi. This is easier and not too expensive.
The train station in Nizhny Novgorod is located in the northern part of the city centre, near the Metromost Bridge. It is reachable via the metro. There are several options for train travel to/from Moscow including high speed Sapsan, Strizh, Lastochka trains (3.5-4 hours, RUB1,000-1,700) and slower late night trains (7 hours, from RUB1000). Most trains to/from Moscow arrive to/depart from Moscow's Kursky or Yaroslavsky train stations. There are 2 daily overnight trains to/from Saint Petersburg (15-16 hours, from RUB2000).
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