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  • Summer Sports to Try in St. Petersburg

    Forget the crowded gyms. The insanely beautiful and warm summer this year is your ticket to a new healthier you: why not try out an outdoor sport right here in the city?

    23.07.2021

  • Summer in St. Petersburg: Best Places by the Water

    What can be more soothing than the sound of flowing water, especially when it’s scorching hot outside and you fail to find any shady places to escape to, or when you’re deep inside your head, or… on any other day, come rain or shine? If you are the same way, here are our top spots with majestic views and entertainment for some extra summer vibes.

    28.06.2021

  • Pocket Museum: Must-Have Apps for Art Lovers

    In the golden age of tech innovation, you no longer need to study for a lifetime to become an art connoisseur. There is now an app for almost everything, art included. From the treasures of the Louvre in your pocket to the so-called “Shazam of art,” here are our top apps to bring more art into your life.

    11.06.2021

  • Unexplored St. Petersburg: Courtyards

    While many imagine St. Petersburg as the city of a thousand and one bridges, its true spirit is hidden from the eyes of the uninitiated in a maze of side-streets and courtyards. Scattered around the city, these secluded places live their own lives, interrupted only by periodic visits from those few who know of their existence. What off-the-beaten-track sites can you find in St. Petersburg?

    24.05.2021

  • The Magic of Neural Networks

    First envisioned in the 1950s, neural networks are now all the rage: they’ve taken over the media and even your day-to-day life. After having a few profound conversations with Siri or Alexa, enjoying some perfectly-picked tunes on your personalized radio, or unexpectedly seeing your long-lost friend on your social media feed, you may start to wonder what else is in the power of neural networks.

    11.05.2021

  • From Sci-Fi to Real-Life: Five Predictions on the Future of Technologies

    When such words as smartphones, 3D printing, and quantum computing were yet alien concepts and humans could only dream of stepping on the Moon and exploring the other worlds with the blessing of science, virtuosos of words found a way to glimpse into the future. From translation robots and high-tech gadgetry to space flights and artificial food – here’s a list of five books that foresaw the future even better than The Simpsons.

    16.04.2021

  • Planning 101: Must-Have Apps To Stay on Top of Things

    No matter who you are, you probably wish there were more hours in a day. With studies, work, and buzzing social life, sometimes it just feels like you have way too much on your plate. But what if I told you that you don't need to be a magician in order to juggle all your life’s tasks. You simply need to make the best use of your trusty pal – that’s right, your smartphone. Here are our top five apps to help you free up your schedule, find time for your personal life, and focus on getting things done.

    23.02.2021

  • Castles and Fortifications: Russia’s Hidden Medieval Gems

    From medieval torture rooms and royal assassinations to walls that once saw real knights, here are some of the most spectacular castles and fortifications in Russia that just might inspire you to try on a suit of armor.

    15.02.2021

  • Let’s Talk Money: Tips and Tricks for Rainy and Sunny Days

    While money remains a touchy subject, you may not realize that your daily coffee-to-go might cost you a good fortune and not having an emergency fund is like playing Russian roulette. But if you want to check building a new habit off your list or simply become more financially responsible – take a look at our beginner’s guide to managing money like a pro.

    02.02.2021

  • How to Study Effectively: Five Memorization Techniques for Acing Any Exam or Test

    Do you know why Richard of York gave battle in vain and not in rain? And why will you always remember that roses are red and violets are blue? What about a long-lost memory from your childhood brought back to you by a delicious smell from your parent’s or grandparent’s kitchen? Our brain knows a trick or two, and you can harness its power through mnemotechnics for remembering even the hardest material for your tests and exams.

    19.01.2021