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  • Song of the Month: December 2020

    It's late December, which means you're probably tired as heck of hearing All I Want… and Last Christmas out of every toaster. In that case, you’ll find joyful salvation in our team’s selection of the month’s top tunes – all hand-picked, 100% organic, and full of holiday spirit!

    25.12.2020

  • Speak Like a Russian: Phrases From Soviet Movies We Know by Heart

    Well, you alcoholics, idlers, hooligans… Who wants to work today? This is not us picking on you – it's a quote from a famous Soviet movie that every Russian knows by heart. These mind-boggling catchphrases and witticisms might have you scratching your head when you hear your friends use them, seemingly at random. But they're part of the Russian psyche, and you can get in on the game!

    09.11.2020

  • The Unexpectedly Superstitious Side of St. Petersburg

    It might be the 21st century and we are planning our trips to Mars – but don’t let that fool you! Some of us still believe in superstitions and in some kind of spooky force out there casting good or bad luck our way. And if you are in for some luck, wealth, love, and maybe good grades, keep on reading – we know the secrets and are eager to fill you in.

    05.10.2020

  • ITMO’s Cultural Navigation Course: Lectures, Challenges, and Quests

    The Navigating St. Petersburg's Culture course has become one of the disciplines taught at ITMO University. Its program includes lectures on the city’s cultural environment, its architecture and suburbs, literature, theater, and much more. Learn more about the course in this article by ITMO.NEWS.

    28.09.2020

  • 5 Things You Didn’t Know About St. Petersburg

    What I love about St. Petersburg is the beautiful architecture, the canals inspired by Venice and Amsterdam, and the rich history. In the 4.5 years that I’ve lived here I also constantly see the city go through changes: the restaurant across from work, for example, has changed at least three times, and even the building I work in has changed significantly from when I first arrived. So I can barely imagine what surprising changes have taken place in the city since its founding in 1703.

    11.08.2020

  • Russian Books to Read This Summer

    From timeless classics to easy-reading yet delightful contemporary stories, here are our editorial team’s personal recommendations on summer favorites that will keep you turning pages and learning about Russia in the process.

    20.07.2020

  • This Stay-At-Home Weekend in St. Petersburg: More Theater & Opera Performances

    Dost thou miss theater, thespian? We thought as much. Here are four world-class theater and opera offerings you can watch for free this weekend.

    27.05.2020

  • White Nights in St. Petersburg

    You might already know that St. Petersburg is renowned for the fascinating natural phenomenon of white nights. But what are they, and what is it that makes them so special? Let’s find out.

    22.05.2020

  • Lectorium 2.0: How Culture Goes Online

    “How to make culture digital?” - this is a question that has been brought up at the recent Lectorium 2.0. Senior employees of theaters, museums and concert halls from Russia, Azerbaijan, Belgium and Sweden spoke online about how they were facing isolation and their attempts at solving the associated problems. Read about the future’s relevant professions, new formats and virtual guests in this article by ITMO.NEWS.

    08.05.2020

  • Don’t Leave the Room, Don’t Make a Mistake and Run: Poems Every Russian Knows

    Did you know that every Russian child spends their 11 years at school memorizing poems (and sometimes even prose excerpts) for literature classes? And while some might look back on these memories in terror, personally, I found the experience to be rather enjoyable. What’s true for most of us, however, is that we still remember quite a few lines and they’re sometimes all that’s needed to find a key to that mysterious Russian soul of ours. 

    28.04.2020