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  • Discover Wooden Architecture in St. Petersburg

    Although the wooden architecture of St. Petersburg is primarily concentrated in its suburbs, there’s still an opportunity to get acquainted with some of the finest examples without venturing outside the city. Where to find them? Read our article to find out.


  • St. Petersburg’s Architectural Gems: Brutalism

    St. Petersburg is a town of three epochs – and each has added to its appearance, making it the city we know and love. Its historical center and suburbs reflect its past as the capital of an empire; recent additions to the city’s landscape, like the Lakhta Center or the new districts, speak of its ambitious present. Oddly enough, the city’s Soviet heritage is often overlooked in this regard – so, this time, let’s talk about one of its most impressive aspects: the Brutalist architecture.   


  • 5 Moscow Spots in St. Petersburg

    Have you been to the Russian capital? What if we say that you need neither a train nor a plane to take a demo trip there – in fact, you can get a taste while staying right here in St. Petersburg! With this article, we’ll guide you through some iconic and hidden locations where you can feel Moscovite.  


  • This Week in St. Petersburg: September 7-13, 2023

    School supplies purchased, first classes taken, peers reunited. Congrats! You’ve successfully completed the back-to-school challenge – your award is a freshly-baked game plan for post-school fun over the next seven days.


  • Eco-Paths, Parks, and Glamping: Students Suggest New Tourist Attractions in Leningrad Oblast

    This July, students from ITMO, St. Petersburg State University (SPbSU), and HSE University presented their innovative tourist projects for Leningrad Oblast at the Summer School in Urban Studies. The students’ ideas will be implemented by the administrative bodies of Vyborg, Shlisselburg, and Staraya Ladoga to utilize the potential of these tourist destinations.


  • New AI Solution Helps Design Arctic Infrastructure

    Researchers from the Intelligent Urban Planning Technologies Laboratory, part of ITMO’s Research Center “Strong AI in Industry,” trained AI to design industrial and port facilities specifically for the Arctic region. The new model can generate a full-scale model of the future site, reflecting all the peculiarities of the construction, the terrain, and the area’s harsh climate conditions, in just a few minutes.


  • Sculpture, Architecture, and History: Exploring St. Petersburg’s Historic Cemeteries

    Visiting a graveyard is an unlikely choice of weekend activity. Eerie atmosphere, superstition, and Gothic fiction have made cemeteries synonymous with the morbid and the macabre. Yet they have more to offer than just horror stories. Why not step outside and explore while the weather is nice?


  • Explore St. Petersburg Through Details

    From my experience, curiosity and a bit of luck can help you learn more about St. Petersburg than dozens of guided tours. Look up or turn a corner at the right time, and the city will reveal gems hidden from prying eyes. If you, too, want to learn to spot beauty in the details, this article will be a helping hand.


  • The Many Kremlins of Russia

    Ever visited the famous Kremlin in Moscow, the home of the President with its five palaces, four cathedrals, and a huge wall? Actually, there isn't only one Kremlin, there are many, all over Russia. Kremlin actually means fortress in the city, and we're going to introduce you to some of the most famous kremlins in the country in this article.


  • The Art of Russian Glazed Tiles

    Diverse Russian изразцы (izraztsy) – glazed tiles – make up an independent tradition and bear unique features that have developed over centuries. Let’s see what it’s all about.