General info


Given the uncertainties caused by the panepidemic,
after consultations with the members of the FLAG Board,
the Organizing Committee decided

New conference date is under discussion.

Registration will be resumed in autumn 2020.

Conference is organized by the Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences, under auspices of FLuvial Archives Group (FLAG), Russian Association of Geomorphologists and RAS Commission for studies of the Quaternary.


  • River response to climate/tectonic/human forcing
  • Rivers in formerly glaciated landscapes
  • Alluvial geoarchaeology, palaeohydrology and paleopedology
  • Alluvial stratigraphy and sedimentology
  • Natural hazards in river valleys
  • Methodological issues: modeling, dating techniques, etc.


2.09, afternoon: meeting at the Institute of Geography RAS (see the How to come section), refreshment, introductory notes, bus transfer to Ostashkov (sources of the River Volga).

3.09: conference session 1.

4-5.09: bus trip downstream the Volga valley to Uglich.

6.09: conference session 2.

7-8.09: bus trip along the Volga valley downstream to Kostroma.

9.09: bus trip to the fluvial/lacustrine and cultural sites in the Rostov lowland. Arrival to Moscow around 8-9 p.m.*

*Recommendation: When planning your back flights, please take into account the late return to Moscow on September 9. Preferable is to book your back flight on Sept. 10+ with overnight in Moscow (not included in the meeting fee). This is the best option if you think about spending some days in Russia for touristic purposes; we recommend doing it rather after than before the fieldtrip. If you wish to leave on Sept. 9 please ensure that you have enough time to get to the airport. In this case, we recommend to book your return flight from the Sheremetyevo airport as it is located on our way back to Moscow on September 9 (see the map of airports in the How to come section).


Dr. Andrei Panin (IGRAS, MSU; chair)
Dr. Natalia Karpukhina (IGRAS; vice-chair)
Dr. Eugeniy Konstantinov (IGRAS; vice-chair)
Dr. Redzhep Kurbanov (MSU, IGRAS)
Dr. Ekaterina Matlakhova (MSU)
Dr. Andrei Zakharov (IGRAS)
Dr. Natalia Zaretskaya (IGRAS)
M.Sc. Dmitry Baranov (MSU, IGRAS)
M.Sc. Nadezhda Semenyak
M.Sc. Anna Utkina (MSU)


Dr. Olga Borisova (IGRAS, Russia)
prof. David Bridgland (Durham University, GB)
prof. Pedro Cunha (Coimbra University, Portugal)
prof. Alessandro Fontana (University of Padova, Italy)
prof. Manfred Frechen (Leibniz Institute for Applied Geophysics, Germany)
prof. Tomasz Kalicki (Uniwersytet Jana Kochanowskiego, Kielce, Poland)
prof. Andrew Murray (Nordic Laboratory for Luminescence Dating, Denmark)
prof. Andrei Panin (IGRAS, Russia)
prof. Jef Vandenberghe (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands)




Postal address: FLAG-2020, Institute of Geography RAS, Staromonetniy Lane, 29, Moscow, 119017, Russian Federation