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  • This Weekend in St. Petersburg: May 13-14, 2023

    What are those small green things unfurling on tree branches? Those can’t be leaves, can they? The spring warmth has finally graced us with its presence! It’s time to rejoice and celebrate it with some hip events on offer this weekend – here we go! 


  • Empathy Is Key: Charity Hospital Founder Talks Street Medicine and Helping the Homeless

    As a doctor, Sergey Ievkov worked with critical-condition infants. But four years ago, he quit his job and quite literally took to the streets – to help the homeless, who are otherwise nearly unable to receive qualified medical assistance. This was the origin of Charity Hospital (Благотворительная больница), a project staffed by 100+ volunteers, doctors, paramedics, and medical students who help homeless people by treating injuries, distributing medicine, and giving vaccine shots. This October, the project’s team organized an event during which they provided patients with cataract and glaucoma screenings, as well as eyeglass prescriptions. We spoke to Sergey about street medicine, personal choice, empathy, and staying involved when others look the other way.


  • This Weekend in St. Petersburg: September 3-4, 2022

    Even though the weather this weekend promises only cold, rain, and wind, don’t let it bring you down at the start of the academic year. Here is our weekly guide to the top events of the weekend to keep you entertained come rain or shine! And don’t forget ITMOtion Night on September 3 to kick off the year with an all-night party.


  • Student Spotlight: Zana Sherwani, Iraqi Kurdistan

    Zana has always been passionate about computers and gaming since his childhood. As he grew up, he turned his passion into his career. He is also involved with numerous charitable foundations to help those in need. This is his first time in St. Petersburg during the winter. Let’s find out how he has been coping with the weather and enjoying his time here. 


  • $3,000 for a Special Kid’s Drawing: How ITMO Student Uses NFT Auctions for Charity

    In the summer of 2021, Daniil Zuyev, a student at ITMO’s Computer Technologies in Design Bachelor’s program, created the Osobenny Mir (A Special World) project based on the drawings created by children from the Yom-Yom inclusive center. A charity project by design, Osobenny Mir donates half of its revenue from NFT auctions to the center. However, unexpectedly, it also opened the world of contemporary art to Daniil – selected works were showcased at a virtual exhibition at the Hermitage and the Disartive Art & Tech Fair in Nizhny Novgorod, and one of the drawings was purchased for 230,000 rubles (about $3,000). In this article, Daniil tells us how he decided to combine NFT and charity and what it feels like to suddenly become a contemporary artist. 


  • This Weekend in St. Petersburg: November 21-22, 2020

    From mouth-watering desserts and the warm glow of genial feelings to ice-skating under the dark sky and getting lost amid all the razzle-dazzle of the city – there are some sparkling things happening this weekend and you are about to get on board.


  • “I Did It Because I Could”: ITMO Alumnus Donates 800 Respirators to St. Petersburg Hospital, Buys Laptops for School Students

    In early April, the coronavirus epidemic caused schools in St. Petersburg to adopt a distance learning format. It became clear then that some 17,000 school students had no access to devices that would let them continue studying from home. Maksim Gavrilov, an ITMO University graduate, responded to the call to help students from low-income families by purchasing 54 computers. Before that, he donated over 800 respirators to the St. Petersburg Hospital №2. His own explanation is simply that he could help. We got in touch with Maksim for a chat about solidarity in times of the pandemic, his times at ITMO, his business, and how to maintain a proper workday in self-isolation.


  • Paws of Help: ITMO University Students Hold Charity Festival for Animal Shelters

    The founders of ITMO University student club Paws of Help have recently held a festival in St. Petersburg featuring a concert, workshops, lectures and quests. The mission of the event was to draw attention to the problems of animal shelters in the city. ITMO.NEWS talked to the organizers of the event about the idea of the festival, as well as their challenges and plans for the future.


  • Good Business: How Business Simulations Help Create Social Initiatives

    Graduates of the international Professional Fellows Program, together with ITMO University’s Entrepreneurship Center and the Leningrad Oblast Social Innovations Center, have conducted the Good Business simulation, aimed at developing sustainable models for socially-minded businesses. We spoke with the event’s creators and participants and learned how it works, why events of this kind are necessary, and which goals they accomplish.


  • New Year Charity Events You Can Participate In

    The last week before the New Year is the traditional time for buying gifts. Still, we'd like to divert your attention from the pre-holiday fuss and offer you to participate in several charity events that really need help.