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  • Have Yourself a Vegan Russian New Year

    If you’re worried you can’t have a complete Russian New Year experience as a vegan, we are here to prove you wrong. Here is our handy guide on how to greet 2022 (or any year) plant-based and happy. Enjoy! 

    24.12.2021

  • New Year in Russia: All You Need to Know

    The holidays are approaching faster than ever before, and it’s high time to review all the relevant traditions, superstitions, and lifehacks to have your best New Year’s in Russia. So suit up and let’s go!

    21.12.2021

  • How Indian Students Celebrate the Holidays of Dussehra and Diwali

    India is known as the land of festivals and fairs. The month of October, in particular, is the most exciting time of the year. The air is filled with happiness, laughter, and the smell of delicious street food. The major festivals celebrated during this time are Navaratri/Dussehra/Durga Puja and Diwali. I caught up with a few international students from India at ITMO to find out how they plan to celebrate these holidays in St. Petersburg, and also share some of my own experiences.

    22.10.2021

  • ITMO's 121st Anniversary: Quizzes, Tours, and Lots of Gifts

    ITMO University marked its 121st anniversary with a five-day celebration on March 22-26. The events took place at campuses on Kronverksky Pr. 49 and Lomonosova St. 9, as well as on ITMO’s official VK and Facebook pages.

    29.03.2021

  • Celebrate Lunar Year of the Ox

    Welcoming the new moon on February 12, 2021, the world begins to celebrate the Spring Festival, also known as Chinese New Year. We asked our international students from China about how they keep up their traditions and celebrate it in St. Petersburg.

    12.02.2021

  • Make It Magical: Guide to Russian New Year’s

    As the year draws to a close and everyone slips into holiday mode, it’s time to start thinking about how to make your New Year’s magical – and why not do it the Russian way with a late heart-warming dinner, some sparkling wine, and a visit by the one and only Ded Moroz and his granddaughter Snegurochka. Here's everything you need to know to ring in the new year like a Russian.

    28.12.2020

  • Russian New Year’s Superstitions: Building a Better Year Together in 2021

    Did you know that cleaning your house on New Year’s Eve may sweep away any luck coming your way, while wearing the wrong clothes can make the next year's symbol angry? These are just some of the most common superstitions that could bring you luck in a new year. And as we’re not taking any chances, especially this year, let’s dig into all the dos and don’ts of the upcoming New Year’s Eve together. We promise that as the clock strikes midnight, you won’t turn into a pumpkin (unless that's what you wish for).

    21.12.2020

  • How ITMO University Celebrated Its First-Ever Online Graduation Event

    In 2020, more than 2,900 students graduated from ITMO University; meanwhile, the traditional ITMO.LiVE event went online for the first time in its history. Even those who had already gone back to their hometowns and home countries enjoyed the chance to join the celebration.

    13.07.2020

  • Love March 8 Like a Russian

    Blooms and chocolates… wait, isn’t Valentine’s Day over? Behold the holiday that makes the annual revenue for some flower shops and also marks the official start of spring - Russia’s perennial favorite celebration of women, the 8th of March.

    02.03.2020

  • Interactive Games, Drones, and Thousands of Participants: ITMO.GO Celebration for First-Year Students in Review

    On August 31, to mark the start of a new academic year, ITMO University hosted ITMO.GO, a large-scale celebration that brought together students, lecturers, staff, graduates, partners and friends of ITMO. During the event, over 4,000 first-year students of Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD programs were officially welcomed into ITMO.FAMILY. At the celebration, they had an opportunity to learn more about the first days of their studies, take a fun photo with an A+ gradebook for luck, and also play chess, do some rowing or have a go at table hockey. Apart from that, the festivity marked the start of ITMO University’s 120th anniversary year celebrations, opened by Rector Vladimir Vasilyev. 

    02.09.2019