Dear fellow submariners and all our friends.

We have been entrusted to hold the 54th International Submariners Congress in the Naval Capital of Russia. It is due in St. Petersburg from 5th to 12th of June 2017.

We have been designing an exciting and interesting program for you during your stay with us.

As well as Naval Capital, St Petersburg is also considered to be Cultural Capital of Russia. We would like to show you most famous sights of the city, such as the Hermitage, Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Isaac Cathedral. You will visit Peterhof museum complex and the famous Amber Room in Pushkin.

You are welcome to arrive on the 5th of June. The cultural part of the Congress will continue for three days beginning from the 6th of June.

The Official part of the Congress will start in the evening of 8th and according to congress tradition will last for 4 days ending with a traditional Gala Dinner and closing party on the 11th.

During the official part you will see St. Petersburg as a naval capital. You can visit naval fortress Kronstadt with its Naval Cathedral, the new Central Navy Museum of Russia, the legend of Russian fleet the cruiser “Aurora”, the Narodovolets D-2 submarine and C-189 Whiskey Class submarine. We will honor the memory of fallen submariners in St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral and Kursk Submarine Memorial in Serafimovskoe Cemetery.

More information is to be found on the Congress website. We offer you accommodation in hotels “St.Petersburg” and “Azimut”.

We are happy to inform you, that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia has approved humanitarian visas for all the participants of the Congress. This visa type is much cheaper and easier to get.

Welcome aboard!

With respect and best regards,

Captain Igor Kurdin.