July 24 - August 9, 2015
In view of great interest shown by international and local media in the coverage of the 16th FINA World Championships, the following accreditation quota has been established for journalists: no more than 4 representatives from one media outlet. A request to increase the quota will be considered by the Organising Committee and FINA on an individual basis.
The Organising Committee renders assistance with accommodation arrangements by providing journalists with a list of hotel options and acting as an intermediary in booking rooms via GMS. Media representatives will be expected to pay for their own accommodation.
Non-rights holding broadcasters are strictly FORBIDDEN from filming, recording or broadcasting from within competition venues.
English is used to fill in the accreditation application form in GMS. However, to make things easier for journalists from Russia, the system has been made available in the Russian language as well. Basic information is entered in English, but once the 'Nationality' field is filled out, the system automatically switches to the Russian language.
When registering in GMS, each user enters an existing email address where a login and password will be sent to. The account (login/password) is individual and cannot be used by several persons at the same time.
Due to its favourable geographic position, Kazan has a well-designed ramified transport system that connects Kazan with federal regions of Russia and countries abroad. You can get to Kazan by any means of transport: by airplane, by train, by bus, by car or by ship.
Sheremetyevo - Kazan:
Total: 16 daily flights
A one-way ticket is approximately 6,000-8,000 roubles.
Istanbul-Kazan: Turkish airlines – 1 daily flight;
Dubai-Kazan: FlyDubai – 4 flights per week;
Helsinki-Kazan: Finnair – 3 flights per week;
Prague-Kazan: AkBarsAero – 1 flight per week;
Sharjah-Kazan: AirArabia – 2 flights per week
All information is valid for autumn-winter 2014/2015 schedules. There might be possible changes.
There are daily flights from Kazan to Saint Petersburg.
There are daily trains from Kazan to Saint Petersburg.
Schedule can be found in travel search systems as well as on the official website of the Russian Railways.
The competition schedule indicating the venue and time was drawn up for each sport. Information is presented on the official website of the Championships.
Kazan, the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan and a major port, is located in the European part of Russia. It is one of the largest cities in the Volga region. The population of Kazan is 1 190 850 people represented by more than 100 nationalities
820 km east of Moscow (1 hour flight). View on the map
The average temperature in summer is +17 to +20°C. Summer is warm or hot with plenty of sunny days. July is the warmest month of the year, the average temperature is +20°C.
There is a full range of public transport options available in Kazan: buses, trolleybuses, trams and metro.
We highly recommend a visit to the following attractions:
Electricity and plugs
Voltage: 220 V
Frequency: 50 Hz.
Plug types: CEE 7/4, CEE 7/7, CEE 7/16, CEE 7/17, Schuko.
You may have to bring adapters or transformers for electrical appliances.
01 – Fire service (112 – for subscribers of all mobile service providers)
02 – Police (020 – for subscribers of Megafon, NSS, Теlе-2, МТS; 002 – for subscribers of Beeline)
03 – Ambulance (030 – for subscribers of Megafon, NSS, Теlе-2, МТS; 003 – for subscribers of Beeline)
04 – Gas emergency service (040 – for subscribers of Megafon, NSS, Теlе-2, МТS; 004 – for subscribers of Beeline)
Kazan offers tourists a wide assortment of souvenirs and national products: tubeteikas, soft leather boots ichigi, horsemeat sausages, sweet chak-chak and much more. A lot of souvenir shops are located on Bauman street, the main pedestrian street of the city.
The rouble (code: RUB) is the official currency of the Russian Federation. One rouble is equal to one hundred kopeks.
Coins: 1, 5, 10, 50 kopeks, 1, 2, 5, 10 roubles
Banknotes: 10, 50, 100, 500, 1,000, 5,000 roubles