Please plan your itinerary ahead of time to ensure you arrive at the venue at least 1–1.5 hours before the start of the event you would like to attend.

Schedule at least 30 minutes for security screening.

Participants will not be able to reach the venue using non-accredited vehicles and taxis.
  • During the event, traffic will be restricted on Peterburgskoye shosse along the section from Pulkovskoye shosse to Vitebsky prospekt.

  • Vehicles attempting to access restricted areas must have a transport pass.

  • Non-accredited vehicles and taxis will not be able to travel beyond the transport hub, whence participants will have to take a shuttle to get to the Forum venue. Shuttles will also run between the Forum venue and recommended hotels, Pulkovo Airport, Moskovsky Rail Terminal and Accreditation Centre 1.

Transport hubs for participants:

  • А1 (Citilink, 43/2, Pulkovskoye shosse)
  • А2 (Pulkovo Airport park and ride, next to road police station)
  • B (public transport stop, Saritskaya ulitsa)
  • C (Privokzalnaya ploshchad, Pushkin)

Transport hubs for representatives of the media

  • А3 (Masshtab, 11–13, Sheremetevskaya ulitsa)
  • А4 (Lenta, 11–13, Sheremetevskaya ulitsa)
  • B (public transport stop, Saritskaya ulitsa)
  • C (Privokzalnaya ploshchad, Pushkin)

Shuttles are the main way to access the Forum venue.

Shuttle routes

Participants are asked to register for a shuttle ahead of time through their Roscongress personal account.

Registration is essential to ensure everyone enjoys a comfortable ride.

Registration is required for shuttles on routes 1.1–1.9 between the Forum venue and recommended hotels, and 1.10, 4.3–4.4, between the Forum venue and transport hubs.

No registration is required for shuttles on routes 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4 and 3.

26 July

On 26 July, free shuttles for participants and media will run along the following routes at regular intervals:

* The shuttle can stop at Accreditation Centre 1 (Outlet Village Pulkovo) upon request.

27–28 July

From 27 to 28 July, free shuttles for participants and media will run along the following routes at regular intervals

* The shuttle can stop at Accreditation Centre 1 (Outlet Village Pulkovo) upon request.

29 July

On 29 July, free shuttles for participants and media will run along the following routes at regular intervals:

Shuttle times are subject to change. Uniformed transport coordinators with proper identification will be on duty at all departure points.

“We highly value the results of our joint work at the summit. I am sure the achieved results are creating a good foundation for further deepening the Russia-Africa partnership in the interests of our nations’ prosperity and wellbeing.”

President of the Russian Federation
Vladimir Putin

The Russia–Africa Summit, which is taking place in Sochi on 23–24 October 2019, encapsulates the historically friendly relations between the African continent and the Russian Federation. This Summit carries great significance as it is the first of its kind to emerge during a period of major global and international transformations. In response to the aspirations of the people it is representing, the Summit intends to build a comprehensive framework for expanding Russian–African relations into broader horizons of joint cooperation across different fields.

The African nations and Russia share a common understanding of international relations, based on the principles of respect for the rule of international law, equality, non-interference in the internal affairs of states, and the peaceful resolution of disputes. Both sides affirm their commitment to support multilateral actions to oppose new international threats, be they terrorism and extremism in all their forms, or declining growth rates. The two sides share a firm conviction regarding the importance of developing trade flows and supporting mutual investment in such a way as to ensure security, peace and development for the African and Russian people.

African countries have huge potential and opportunities that will allow them, once efforts to streamline their economies have been achieved, to emerge as real global players. In recent years, the nations of this continent have achieved major successes spanning the political, economic, social and administrative spheres. Africa has flourished in terms of growth over the past decade, reaching a continent-wide growth rate of 3.55% in 2018.

The African Union Summit, which was held in Niger in July 2019, continued the efforts of the African countries and saw the African Continental Free Trade Agreement come into force, along with its operational instruments. The agreement is one of the key objectives of Agenda 2063, an African development strategy that has been created to address the African people’s desire for prosperity and decent living standards.

These successes are opening up wide-ranging prospects for cooperation between African countries and the Russian Federation, and confirm the determination of African governments and their people to cooperate with multiple partners in order to establish mutually beneficial relations.

With this in mind, we express our hopes that the Russia–Africa Summit will help in the establishment of constructive strategic relations, based on partnership between two sides across various fields, and in the service of fulfilling the hopes and aspirations of the African people and their friends in Russia.

President of the Arab Republic of Egypt
Abdelfattah ALSISI