A. Pre-congress excursions:
A1. Lower Carboniferous of the St. Petersburg region (north-western Russia).
A2. Moscow Basin. Stratotypes of the Serpukhovian, Moscovian, Kasimovian and Gzhelian stages.
A3. Southern Urals. Deep water successions of the Carboniferous and Permian. Lower Permian GSSPS.
A4. Middle Permian - Lower Triassic continental sequences in Vologda and Arkhangelsk regions (north of European Russia) and localities of flora, tetrapods, non-marine fishes and invertebrates.
B. Mid-congress excursions:
B1. Permian deposits and historical-cultural sites along the Volga River (boat tour).
C. Post-congress excursions:
C1. Volga and Kama Region. Middle and Upper Permian.
C2. Middle Urals. Carboniferous and Permian marine and continental successions.
C3. Carboniferous reference sections: potential candidates for the base of the Serpukhovian GSSP, deep-water and shallow-water sections of the eastern slope of the Southern Urals, organic buildups.