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2021 is the Year of Science and Technology in Russia and the spring of 2022 will mark the 350th anniversary of the birth of the first Russian Emperor and the founder of St. Petersburg – Peter the Great. Inspired by these events, ITMO’s Center of Social Sciences and Humanities has developed an interdisciplinary educational and research project dedicated to the flourishing of science during the reign of Peter the Great. Read on to learn why the project will be interesting for everyone, from programmers to opticians, and how it will help bring various fields closer.
Japan is renowned worldwide for its culture that combines both tradition and modernity. To learn more about this beautiful country, we chatted with Kota Ishihara, a Japanese exchange student at ITMO. We dove into all things Japan, from food to futuristic trains! We also talked about his experiences and ambitions.
There are currently over 150 international students from Vietnam studying at ITMO. Meet Le Trong-Minh and Võ Minh Thien Long, two Vietnamese international students, and get a glimpse of their country and their culture.
Every country has interesting customs and somewhat bizarre stereotypes that might surprise a foreign visitor or even a local millennial, and Russia is no exception. Knowing them just might come in handy, or at least make for great random trivia to stump your friends.
Summer is just around the corner – and the White Nights are in full swing – which means it’s high time to venture out and explore the international side of St. Petersburg, plunging deeper into European culture. So grab a bike, put your favorite sneakers on, and let’s spend this day in a German way!
Why do we love cartoons? They’re art, they’re short, and they make us laugh and cry and experience a rainbow of emotions. And most of all, they help us reconnect with our inner child. Here’s what to add to your watch list this long weekend.
Winter’s coming to a close, and you can definitely feel it in this month’s playlist, infused with yearning and excitement for the warmer days – and, perhaps, a bit of angst at the onslaught of snow (and slush) this February has brought us. Without further ado, here are our team’s favorite tunes of the month.
Isaac Asimov, Stanisław Lem, Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, Robert Heinlein, Liu Cixin – the list of sci-fi writers goes on and on. But how can you start your journey to the world of science fiction without getting lost? What is the importance of books in our life? And is it possible to become a genius by reading science fiction? During an online meeting, Olga Lakhtacheva, curator of the LUFF fantasy and science fiction club, and Maria Andreyanova, a popularizer of Ray Bradbury's work and an employee of the library named after Alexander Griboyedov answered these and many other questions.
Welcoming the new moon on February 12, 2021, the world begins to celebrate the Spring Festival, also known as Chinese New Year. We asked our international students from China about how they keep up their traditions and celebrate it in St. Petersburg.
Another month comes to a close, and with it comes another round-up of our editorial team’s top tunes of the past four-and-a-bit weeks. The excitement of leaving 2020 behind has given way to snow-(and slush)-induced moodiness, but the spirit is still there, so this month we’ve been enjoying a mix of poppy tunes and thoughtful ballads. Let’s roll!