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  • Student Spotlight: Kunj Rathi, India

    In today’s interview, we learn about the experiences of Kunj Rathi, an exchange student at ITMO from Parul University, India. A student of computer science and information security, Kunj talks to us about adapting to a new educational system and navigating cultural nuances in St. Petersburg. Read on for Kunj's unique perspective on bridging cultures and embracing the opportunities that come with studying abroad.

    09.05.2024

  • The City of Superlatives: Firsts in St. Petersburg

    Recently, we told you all about the smallest landmarks in St. Petersburg – go here if you’ve missed this story. Today, we are exploring the city’s (and sometimes the country’s!) firsts! By the end of this article, you’ll learn enough cool facts to surprise your friends at the next party. 

    03.05.2024

  • Student Spotlight: Minhajul Islam, Bangladesh

    In this interview, we talk with Minhajul Islam from Bangladesh, who is about to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in computer systems and technologies at ITMO. Motivated by a deep-seated desire to see his country stand firmly in the IT industry, Minhajul aims to ensure Bangladesh's technological self-sufficiency. Read on to learn about the new chapter of his life in St. Petersburg. 

    02.05.2024

  • Where To Watch Movies in English (and Not Only) in St. Petersburg

    From cinema chains to palace-like movie theaters and low-key venues, St. Petersburg can boast a bevy of movie locations for every taste and request. If you're looking to watch movies in the original language (and with Russian subtitles), you will find your spot below.

    30.04.2024

  • Student Spotlight: Alperen Cihan, Turkey

    Alperen Cihan, a Bachelor’s student from Gaziantep, Turkey, shares his enriching experience as an exchange student at ITMO. From discovering new passions to embracing challenges, he offers insights into his journey and life in St. Petersburg. Join us for an inspiring conversation with Alperen.

    25.04.2024

  • Student Spotlight: Chirravuri Krishna Chaitanya, India

    This week we caught up with Chirravuri Krishna Chaitanya, a Bachelor’s student from India currently on a six-month exchange program at ITMO. In this interview, Krishna talks about his journey from Punjab to Russia, his experiences with the Russian education system, and his newfound love for the vibrant culture of St. Petersburg. Read on!

    18.04.2024

  • 5 Paintings To See in Hermitage’s General Staff Building

    With its trove of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist masterpieces, the General Staff Building, part of the grand Hermitage Museum, may be quite overwhelming to first-time visitors as other St. Petersburg attractions. If tackling the museum’s premises seems like a challenge to you, zero in on these five must-sees to gain a rather sharp cross-section of its permanent collection.

    12.04.2024

  • Student Spotlight: Abanoub Mikhail, Egypt

    Meet Abanoub Mikhail, a first-year PhD student from Egypt who studies optics at ITMO. In this interview, he shares his motivation for pursuing a PhD in Russia, his passion for both history and physics, and his experiences navigating the challenges of PhD life. Learn what he has to share about his scientific exploration, cultural immersion, and aspirations for the future.

    11.04.2024

  • St. Petersburg’s Architectural Gems: Brutalism

    St. Petersburg is a town of three epochs – and each has added to its appearance, making it the city we know and love. Its historical center and suburbs reflect its past as the capital of an empire; recent additions to the city’s landscape, like the Lakhta Center or the new districts, speak of its ambitious present. Oddly enough, the city’s Soviet heritage is often overlooked in this regard – so, this time, let’s talk about one of its most impressive aspects: the Brutalist architecture.   

    09.04.2024

  • Student Spotlight: Myint Myat Kyaw, Myanmar

    Let’s step into the world of Myint Myat Kyaw, a native of Pantanaw, Myanmar, who in this interview shares his journey from the sunny streets of his hometown to the cultural riches of St. Petersburg. Join us as we discover his experiences of studying Russian, adapting to a new climate, and exploring the city's iconic landmarks while pursuing his dreams of academic excellence. 

    04.04.2024