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  • Songs in Languages We Don’t Speak

    There’s something beautiful about songs in foreign languages, isn’t there? You can’t understand the lyrics, so you pay more attention to the melody or, perhaps, you try to guess the words. Please welcome our musical favorites in mysterious – to us, anyway – tongues.


  • Songs to Beat the Blues and Put You in A Better Mood

    Some of the best things about fall are cozy sweaters, warming teas, and a chance to blast some of those life-saving tunes to cope with all the gloom. Here is what we are listening to this September to boost our spirits and keep going.


  • This Weekend in St. Petersburg: October 1-2, 2022

    October brings with it fall colors, moody weather, hot beverages – and events galore: fun-yet-informative exhibitions, unconventional celebrations, music from the past, and more!


  • Get to Know Indigenous Peoples of Leningrad Oblast Through Music

    Leningrad Oblast (the region surrounding St. Petersburg) has been home to both Finno-Ugric and Slavic peoples for a long time. These cultures may have borrowed a little something from each other, but they've still preserved their individuality and uniqueness. When it comes to their folklore, the primary genre would be songs, which we can still enjoy today to immerse ourselves into the wondrous world of the past.


  • Song of the Month: August 2022

    This time around, we narrowed down our favorite tunes to those related to the back-to-school season. Tune in for some study inspiration and nostalgia.


  • ITMO Student Makes App to Play Music With Emotions

    Emotion recognition is widely used to monitor the emotional state of drivers, prevent health hazards, or deliver new gaming experiences – but what about art? Can such technologies, say, help musicians compose or improvise? They certainly can, says Garri Proshian, a graduate of ITMO’s Faculty of Software Engineering and Computer Systems, who has created a service that allows you to play musical instruments hands-free, using only your facial expressions. Learn more about his invention in the article.


  • This Weekend in St. Petersburg: August 13-14, 2022

    Crafts and flower festivals, golden art, and the best soundtracks of all time – this weekend is promising to be hot!


  • Student Spotlight: Kaykhan Noyan, Afghanistan

    Motivation plays a big role in determining one’s course of action. For Kaykhan, the motivation to study in Russia came from the movies. Growing up as a child in Afghanistan, he watched numerous Russian movies that instilled in him a strong feeling of love and belonging toward the country. To fulfill his dream of living in Russia, Kaykhan enrolled in ITMO’s Bachelor's Program in Computer Systems and Technologies. What has he been up to since? Read on to find out.


  • Song of the Month: July 2022

    In our latest musical digest, we’ve shared some of the songs that helped us focus and relax this month.


  • Song of the Month: June 2022

    It seems like the first summer month has almost passed! As always, we’ve made a compilation of our musical favorites that were a soundtrack to this June.