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  • Holiday Spirit: How To Get It and Keep It

    The holidays! A magical time. But maybe you're just not feeling that festive spirit this time around? Perhaps you only need a bit of inspiration. We've tried to put together a list of all the different things that make each of us get into the holiday mood.


  • Decorate For the Holidays Like a Russian

    Paper clips, tangerine peels, cotton wool... If you can’t comprehend what this random set of items has to do with festive decorations, most likely you have never had the opportunity to visit your Russian friend’s house on New Year’s Eve. To fix this situation until the beautiful fir tree starts dropping its needles, let me invite you to the outlandish but charming winter fairytale that comes true within the four walls of an apartment somewhere in Russia.


  • How To Survive Russian Winter: Tips From International Students and Staff

    There are plenty of stereotypes about winter in Russia, but in reality, you’ll probably never see a bear roaming snow-swept streets of St. Petersburg. However, those who face this frosty season unprepared risk putting their survival skills to a serious test. To make you more comfortable with a yet unfamiliar climate, we’ve asked our experienced international students and staff to reveal their secrets of living through the Russian winter without freezing a single finger.


  • How To: Outdoor Ice Rinks

    So, December is finally here and the temperatures are slowly getting lower, practically inviting us to partake in all kinds of winter activities – preferably those that are outdoors and allow for social distancing. Ice rinks sound like an exciting idea but you’ve never been to one? We’ve got your back! Here’s our handy guide on what to expect on an ice rink. 


  • Where Bananas Become Hammers: Coldest Places in Russia

    Winter is about to kick off here in the Northern hemisphere, and that means frost will soon paint our noses and cheeks red. While the grayish view from your window can hardly create a proper festive mood, we know how to cheer you up. Wrap yourself up in a blanket, put on your warmest socks, and join us on our tour of the coldest places in Russia – where daily life requires superhuman powers.


  • Our Mood-Boosting Strategies for the Winter Season

    As the days grow shorter and the skies – greyer, it’s only natural to find yourself feeling down a little more often than you’d like. And that is especially true in a city as northern and windswept as ours. That’s why we want to share with you some of the ways in which our team keeps their spirits up and their frowns upside down when dealing with the ol’ seasonal blues.


  • This Weekend in St. Petersburg: November 21-22, 2020

    From mouth-watering desserts and the warm glow of genial feelings to ice-skating under the dark sky and getting lost amid all the razzle-dazzle of the city – there are some sparkling things happening this weekend and you are about to get on board.


  • Speak Like a Russian: 5 Ways to Describe Winter Cold

    Winter is finally here, and since the previous Monday’s article was dedicated to braving the cold, today we’ll focus on the Russian words that you can use to describe it!


  • This Weekend in St. Petersburg: November 30 – December 1, 2019

    Smoothly slide into winter with our regular overview of the best weekend events in St. Petersburg! Featuring: two fairs, one holiday-themed and one with a soupçon of such; a snazzy digital exhibition and an international festival of gingerbread art!


  • Asian Comfort Food Near ITMO Campuses

    What’s a better way to fight the frost than a giant bowl of steaming-hot ramen? Here’re some of the best Asian cuisine places that are a non-freezing distance away from campus.