Here the participants of the conference are housed.
There are three international airports in Moscow: Sheremet'yevo (KLM, Air France, Aeroflot), Domodedovo (British Airways, Iberia, Lufthansa) and Vnukovo (Air Berlin, Germanwings). All three are connected to Moscow through a high-speed railway, called Aeroexpress, with moderately priced tickets (approx. $7). Taxi to Moscow would cost $100-$150, and during the day it can be very slow due to traffic jams.
The Aeroexpress timetables are available from their official site: [ Sheremetyevo | Domodedovo | Vnukovo ]. The point of arrival is a rail terminal, which is connected to a subway station: Byelorusskaya for Sheremet'yevo, Paveletskaya for Domodedovo, and Kievskaya for Vnukovo.
The map of Moscow Metro (subway) is found in Wikipedia. You should go to the orange (Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya) line, if you go from the green line, you change at Tretyakovskaya-Novokuznetskaya, if you go by the brown line, you change at Oktyabr'skaya.
The Professor's Hotel of HSE is about 200 meters from the Leninskiy Prospect metro station. The entrance to the hotel is located on the left side of the building (if you look from the street); you have to show your documents to the guard below and take the elevator.
The Math Department of HSE recently moved to Usacheva str., 6. It is about 900 meters from Sportivnaya metro station, and 1300 meters from Luzhniki station of Moscow Central Circle. The easiest way to get there from the Professor's Hotel of HSE is by taking a train on the Ploshchad Gagarina (Gagarin's square) station of the recently launched Moscow CentralCircle in the west direction, get off at the next station Luzhniki, and then walk. The Moscow Central Circle is free for passengers during September 2016.
The district where the Steklov and HSE belong is situated south-west of Moscow center, within 60-90 minutes of walking from Kremlin and Saint Basil. This part of the city is known as "Akademicheskij rayon" (academic district), because of predominance of Academy of Science establishments.
Most of it was built in 1950-ies, by German prisoners of war and prisoners of GULAG. The style is known as "stalinist Empire style", because Stalinist architectors of this time tried to model their building after the XIX century Empire style (the neo-classical style which was in fashion in the first half of XIX century). Highlights of this style include the Ploshchad' Gagarina (formerly Kaluzhskaya Zastava) and, of course, Moscow University, both within easy walk from Steklov and HSE (1 | 2). Many Academy institutes on Vavilova street, also build in 1950-ies, are striking specimens of the Stalinist Empire style, embellished with peculiar symbolic images.
Other popular walks include the Observation Platform in Sparrow Hills, situated next to the University, which provides a beautiful view of Moscow from above, and the Novodevichiy convent next to the Moscow river, founded in 1524, Donskoy Monastery, 1591, 20 minutes of walk north from the Vavilova, 7 building, and Danilov Monastery (1303), about 35 minutes east ( 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 )
There is an enormously huge hypermarket (Auchan) next to the Vavilova 7 (HSE hotel) place. The areas near the metro stations are full of small shops and fast food stands. The Leninskiy Prospect street between Steklov and the Leninskiy Prospekt metro is a busy avenue with many kinds of shops and restaurants. To go to Leninsky Prospect from Gubkina, 8 you should follow the Gubkina street further from Vavilova; Leninsky prospect is 100-150 meters from here.
Most shops in Moscow close up very late in the evening, and many of them work during the night.