Magmatism of the Earth and related strategic metal deposits 2018

Event venue



For the access to the Conference, we need scanned copies of your passports.
If we do not have a copy, you will not be able to enter the Vernadsky Institute.


Oral and poster sessions will take place in the Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry of Russian Academу of Sciences, Moscow, Russia.

Our Institute located in the butifull place, conveniently located in the green district of the Vorobyovy Gory (Sparrow Hills)  formerly known as Lenin Hills (Leninskiye Gory) between 1935 and 1999, - a hill on the right bank of the Moskva River and one of the highest points in Moscow, reaching a height of 220 m (720 ft), or 60–70 m (200–230 ft) above the Moscow River. The hills, immortalized by many Russian poets and writers, been named after the village Vorobyovo, which was acquired by Grand Duchess Sophia Vitovtovna, (only daughter of  Vytautas the Great of Lithuania, wife of  Vasili I, Grand Prince of Moscow, and after Vasili's death in 1425 - regent for their ten-year-old son Vasily II the Blind) from the boyars Vorobyovs in 1453. 

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The observation platforms, steep bank 85 m (279 ft) above the river, or 200 m (660 ft) above sea level, which gives the most spectacular panoramic view of the city located near our Institute. You can see Moscow city center, incliding thr Kremlin, Main bilding of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow State University , Luzhniki Stadium.. The landscape is especially beautiful on a clear day and late at night when the city lights are turned on. The capital can be seen as if it were in your hands; this is definitely the best place for gazing at the seven Stalin skyscrapers. 

The convenient location of the Insittute close to a traffic junction allows you to access the Institute freely from anywhere in the city: you can walk to the metro station Vorobevy gory, take a troleybus to the metro stations Leninsky prospect and Kievskaya... Practially half of Moscov is in the one-hour time distance by the transport.

The paved path that originates near Gorky Park continues along the river for several kilometres, and bikes and skates are available to rent.


About Moscow

Moscow is the capital of Russia and is the country’s political, economic, cultural and scientific center. It was founded 8 centuries ago by Prince Yuri Dolgoruky. Historians have accepted the year of 1147 as the start of Moscow’s history. Though Peter the Great moved the capital to St. Petersburg in 1712, Moscow remained the heart of Russia, it was reinstated as the capital in 1728. Now Moscow is one of the largest cities in Europe. The city has three international airports (Sheremetyevo, Domodedovo and Vnukovo); express trains, bus and taxi routes, making it possible to reach the city center in one hour. Moscow’s famous Metro system and renovated public transportation network are available daily from 6 am to 1 am.

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The rich and varied architecture of the Moscow metro makes it one of the city’s top tourist sights, writes. Stalin opened the first part of the metro in May 1935; volunteers had dug the tunnels using spades and pickaxes. Deep underground, many stations doubled as air raid shelters in the second world war. Now Moscow’s metro is the busiest underground system in Europe, carrying around 9 million people on weekdays, and the system is still expanding. Bronze, stained glass and chandeliers decorate the stations. Really, Moscow metro is the huge architecture museum, and in the same time it is a grate geologiclal museum, where geologist can study huge polished surfases of granites, labradirites, gabbro, serpentinites, gneeses, marbles, calcifires, rodonite, scarns from tens deposits.




Geology of Moscow

Moscow is located in the centre of the ancient East-European platform, within the Moscow syncline. The platform crystalline foundation of preCambrian age and the lower part of sedimentary mantle are broken by the Moscow aulocogene. It has been established that the Aulacogen was initiated on the Proterozoic crust of the Transcratonic belt that separates different-aged geological blocks of the East European Platform basement. The rocks of the basement are opened by a number of wells and are represented by garnet-sillimanite-biotite gneisses, gabbro-norites, microcline granites  and pink granites of the Lower Proterozoic (Богданова и др., 2004). The youngest rocks of basment was dated as 1,8−1,9 Ga.  

The section of the Central Russian Aulacogen includes arkoses (R3) and volcanosedimentary rocks (V1). The upper seismocomplex (V2) is composed of terrigenous and terrigenous-carbonate rocks. It represents the basal unit of the Moscow Syneclise, which marks the plate stage in development of the East European Platform. (Chamov et al., 2010).

Within the Moscow territory, the upper part of lithosphere to a depth of 150 m is composed of three series of rocks from the bottom upward: (a) carbonate-clay deposits of Carboniferous age; (b) Mesozoic clayey-sandy deposits of Jurassic and Cretaceous age; (c) Quaternary deposits.


Autumn is perhaps the loveliest time to visit Moscow. Enjoy the rich colours of falling leaves, crowns of golden rust-coloured trees and walk along the river. Air becomes easier to breathe; allowing one to savour the sights sounds and fragrances. Moscow’s parks and estates are ideally suited for those searching for inspiration, watching the seasonal transformation of nature, while glimpsing the last smiles of summer. You can get on a riverboat and set off on a voyage along the Moscow River. On the way you will see such iconic Moscow sights as the Kremlin, the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, Krasny Oktyabr (a former chocolate factory that has been refashioned as an art and design space), the monument to Peter the Great, Krymsky Bridge, Gorky Park's embankment, the Academy of Sciences, Moscow State University and Novodevichy Convent.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Moscow.

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