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  • From Sunshine to Freezing Cold: An Ecuadorian’s Experience of Russia

    Despite his friends’ warnings about bears and wolves letting loose on Russian streets and meteorites falling from the sky, Michael Nuñez from Ecuador decided to come to Russia to study intelligent robotics at ITMO’s Faculty of Control Systems and Robotics. In this interview, he shares his thoughts about his exciting journey.


  • This Weekend in St. Petersburg: December 22-23

    Whether you want to catch the latest exhibition or concert, buy presents for your loved ones, or just get cozy and watch a movie, you’ll find a suitable option in our weekly list of what’s going on in St. Petersburg this weekend!


  • This Weekend in St. Petersburg: December 15-16

    Learn about the origins of the Russian Christmas gift-giving tradition, immerse yourself in a tropical heaven right in the middle of winter, make your own Christmas card, and listen to the best classical music in St. Pete’s most beautiful concert venues! Check out our list of the coolest things going on in the city this weekend!


  • Winter in St. Petersburg: Perks, Gripes, and Getaways

    Winter in St. Petersburg is a particularly lovely time – if you know the right way to enjoy it. Sure, it can be dark, cold and snowy, but there are also moments when you feel as if you were transported into a fairytale land. Here are some of our staff’s favorite tips for spending the winter in St. Petersburg.


  • The Hermitage: Getting the Full Picture

    Art is never boring. You just need to approach it right to fall under its spell. What you’ll be rewarded with is a whole new (but at the same time, wonderfully age-old) world of beauty, nuance, character, and history, as well as a potentially great new hobby and topic for small talk when the weather just doesn’t cut it anymore. How do I find that approach, you ask then? Here's how to make museum-going less of a yawn and more of a yay, through the example of Russia’s (no hard feelings) best museum, the State Hermitage.


  • This Weekend in St. Petersburg: December 8-9

    Now that we’re approaching the thick of December, there are more and more winter events on the horizon. Here’s our separate overview of those, but for the time being, we’re proclaiming our weekend guide an (almost) festive-free zone (you’re welcome). On this weekend’s agenda, art exhibitions by the truckload, one very lustrous festival, an observation of the Sun, and some niche holiday shopping!


  • Winter Fairs in St. Petersburg

    Winter is here, and so is the festive spirit. Throughout December, numerous fairs, festivals, and meetups will pop up all around St. Petersburg. Here’s a handy guide to the most notable ones: from classic Christmas-y festivities and food fests to Soviet-style New Year’s celebrations.


  • Buy Groceries Like a Russian

    How hard is it to buy a pound of apples? Here’s how to ace a grocery run and save a ruble or two.  


  • This Weekend in St. Petersburg: August 18-19

    This week’s highlight is undoubtedly the Geek Picnic festival, one of summer’s biggest events for all pop-culture, sci-fi and science lovers. But even if that’s not your thing, there’s plenty more to do and see. Here are the highlights of this weekend in St. Petersburg:


  • Peterhof: a Perfect Spot for a Late Summer Trip

    Much as every other major city, St. Petersburg has its "selling points": the Hermitage, the Savior on Spilled Blood, the White Nights, to boot. Still, it is the fountains in the nearby town of Peterhof that make up its most precious jewel - and the end of summer is just the perfect time to experience it!