In August 2018 the fourth edition of the International Military-Technical Forum will be organised at Kubinka, near Moscow. ARMY 2018 will be held from 21 to 26 August at 3 locations; the Exhibition and Convention Centre terrain, the Alabino training ground and Kubinka air base. In 2018 we will certainly visit the event again. The reports of earlier tours can be found here; 2016 and 2017.
The itinerary that follows is to be considered as preliminary.
On Wednesday 22 August we will fly to Moscow (probably making one stop on our way there) and return to the Netherlands on Tuesday 28 August 2018.
We will then head for ARMY on 4 days. On Thursday 23 August it will most likely be a trade-day (accessible to all, but the entry fees will be a bit highter). Friday, Saturday and Sunday (24, 25 and 26 August) are expected to be public days.
During these days you can visit the 3 different locations (the Patriot Exhibition and Convention Centre terrain, the Alabino training ground and Kubinka air base).
On Monday 27 August we will return to Kubinka to capture the departure of (a large part of) the participants. For now we will do this from outside the fence.
We have deliberately chosen a somewhat longer tour to give you the option to see and do a lot. ARMY consists of several items and it is very interesting to have a look at Alabino for instance (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrAf6euIcVA).
The museum in Monino is still open and certainly worth a visit. For those that are interested in visiting this museum during the tour we can organise combined transportation. We can discuss arrangements and payment while we are in Moscow. The city of Moscow is very beautiful and interesting. Planning a day to venture into the city is recommended as well.
During the tour you will stay in 2 different hotels. We start and end in a hotel that is within the city (very close to a metro station). In between we stay in the other hotel, which is closer to Kubinka. This enables you to visit Moscow as well as not being confronted by the heavy traffic in Moscow on all days.
For a visit to Russia visa is required. You have to apply for this visa yourself, 4Aviation will however provide the visa support letter. Please refer to the information the Russian Embassy provides in your own country.
Price for this tour is € 864,- per person. This price includes:
- Flight from The Netherlands to Russia
- Flight from Russia to The Netherlands
- Hotel accommodation (middle class hotels, twin share room basis, two beds and ensuite bathroom)
- All transportation in Russia
You can also book this tour without the airline tickets. In that case you will have to take care of the transportation to and from Russia. The price for the tour without airline tickets is € 604,- per person. The single-room supplement for this tour is € 250,-.
- individual travel insurance
- visa charges (4Aviation will provide the Visa Support Letter)
- entrance fees for museums or airshows
- all meals
- all personal expenditures