Alien Species in the Holarctic

5th International Symposium on Biological Invasions

( Borok -V, 2017 )

To English version    To Rusian version Uglich, Yaroslavl Province, Russia, 25-30 September 2017

Administrative and Financial Information

Symposium organization

Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) , Division of Biological Sciences (DBS RAS),
Scientific Council of Hydrobiology and Ichthyology RAS , International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS), International Society of Zoological Sciences (ISZS), RAS Commission of Preservation of Biological Diversity , A. N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, RAS (SIEE RAS) , I. D. Papanin Institute of the Biology of Inland Waters, RAS (IBIW RAS) ,
US Fish and Wildlife Service (US FWLS),US Geological Survey (USGS), Hydrobiological Society at RAS (HBO at RAS),RAS Scientific Council of Research,
Preservation and Rational Use of Animal World

Official language

The official language of the Symposium is English. All lectures, talks, discussions, and poster texts should be presented in English.

Transportation Moscow – Uglich

Transfer from Moscow to Uglich and back will be arranged by shuttle bus. Preliminary booking in August is necessary! One way transfer is approximately 25 $. The tickets will be provided.


Late September is not warm in Uglich. The temperature ranged from 12 to 14 oC. It can be even colder. It is often rainy. Please, take care of warm clothes.


Accommodation in Uglich is possible in the hotels and private lodges. In addition, it is possible to book personally your lodging at any city hotel at your discretion List of Uglich hotels.
The rates of lodging in a Hotel's are : lux 50-80 Euro per night), single room (20-50 Euro per night), double room (20-65 Euro per night), double room (20-50 Euro per night), Private lodge (10 Euro per night)

Conference fees

The participants pay fee of 50 $ at arrival.
Fees include: Conference material, refreshments, picnic, and social program for accompanying persons. It does not include accomodation, daily meals, post-Conference excursion.

See important information concerning Social Program!


Deadline for Final Registration and Abstract Submission is 1 May, 2017. Please, send the abstracts before May 1, 2017.

The rules for the abstracts.
Language - English. Not more than single page of A4 format. Side spaces both sides, 2 cm. Times New Roman font 12. Single spacing.
1) Title Boldface, centered, not indent from the first line, no line folding;
2) authors' initials' and family names, (boldface, centered, not indent from the first line);
3) affiliation, authors' post address and å-mail (italics not indent from the first line, centered, no line folding );
4) Main text first line indent 1 cm; alignment; line folding.


A foreigner traveler to Russia must have a valid passport and an appropriate visa. To get the visa, a visitor has to submit to the Russian Embassy or Consulate an official letter of invitation authorized by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

A foreign traveler to Russia must have a valid passport and an appropriate visa. To get the visa, a visitor must submit to the Russian Embassy or Consulate an official letter of invitation authorized by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. To complete visa formalities we kindly ask you to fill in Visa application Form and send it as an attached file to the Organizing Committee as soon as possible (deadline is 31 May, 2017). Additionally, please send us a high quality electronic (scanned, JPG or other graphic format, not more than 300 dpi) copy of the 1st and/or 2nd page(s) of your passport (with personal data). A black-and-white copy is also appropriate. The passport should be valid at least half a year after your visit of Russia (until April 2018, at least). If the duration of passport validity is prolonged and it is marked on the separate page - please add this page as well.

Organizing Committee will send you an invitation by fax or by post. This invitation should be presented to the local Russian Federation Embassy/Consulate for the visa application form.

Participants are strongly advised to follow these recommendations and to apply for the visa at once after receiving the original copy of the invitation to ensure that the visa will be obtained in good time. Please find out all information concerning documents needed to obtain the visa and visa processing time and visa fee at your local Russian Consulate/Embassy.

In summary, there are three steps to obtain a scientific visa:
Step 1. Download the Visa Application Form, fill in and send it to the Organizing Committee together with scanned copy of your passport and other supporting documents (if it is necessary).
Step 2. Wait for about 20-30 days to get an official invitation letter from the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs via the Organizing Committee.
Step 3. Apply for the visa to the local Russian Embassy/Consulate.

You can also come to Russia as a tourist. The invitation for a tourist visa can be obtained more quickly via tourist companies. However, for a tourist visa you need to know the exact dates of your visit. A scientific visa will be given for one month. The cost of both visas (tourist and scientific ones) is nearly equal. In some countries scientific visa may be free of charge!

Please note that a simple letter from our institute will not be considered at the Consulate.

Additional information
Important: Please, check up that your medical insurance is valid for Russia. Please, contact the Embassy/Consulate where you are going to apply for your visa and ask whether a fax copy of official invitation is sufficient to obtain visa. We kindly ask you to make a comment about this in the visa form. In some Russian Consulates (e.g. in The Netherlands, Italy, China, Israel and some other countries), you are required to have the original of the invitation. Please note that all the detailed information about the terms of visa application should be given by the Russian Consulate. We are not able to provide you with all necessary information information on this subject.


The Russian ruble or rouble is the currency of Russia. You can exchange dollars or euro without any problems in one of the numerous exchange offices or banks. Please, be aware that the currency exchange rates at the airports or railway stations are unfavorable.

Identification badges

The symposium badge will be presented to every participant indicating his/her name and country. All participants will be required to wear a badge in the course of the symposium.

Download - 3rd Informational Letter

Download - BOROK_V_Abstracts_Hotel

Download - Borok_V_Prices for accomodation