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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, as the song goes. You can’t help but love it, even despite the bitter cold, the early sunsets, or the occasional flu. But if it’s your first time in the city when the white veil descends upon us, you might have questions. How do I dress for the weather? How do Russians celebrate the holidays? And which activities can you enjoy? Let’s find out the answers in this digest of winter-themed stories by ITMO.NEWS.
Sometimes, thrifting is like treasure hunting: you need a little luck to find gold. As we can’t give you a recipe for the liquid luck potion, let us share some handy info and top locations for seeking vintage clothes – and other treasures – around the city.
The advantage of studying in the city center is that your food choices are not limited to the cafeteria menu. Within just a short walk away from the Grivtsova 14-16 building, you can treat yourself to cuisines from different corners of the world!
While the weather gives us the last chance to enjoy the colors of the fall, join us on a walk around the island of the greatest potential in the city, now a sanctuary for yachts, skaters, and soon-to-disappear traces of past centuries.
Outside, the wind is blowing and the drizzle follows you everywhere, but let’s not let the weather affect our weekend plans. This week, everything’s in pairs: we’ve got two exhibitions, two concerts, and two new movie screenings. What will you pick?
As summer bids us adieu, the skies grow paler, and the pumpkin spice season approaches, you might find yourself craving a treat – something comforting, filling, and joyful. And what matches that description better than a lovely piece of cheesecake? Here’s our quick guide to some of St. Petersburg’s best spots to try that delectable dessert – whether you prefer it by the (cook)book, with a twist, or even plant-based!
So you’ve arrived in our northern capital, also known as the home of ITMO University. Where do you go first? What are the must-sees that will help you catch the vibe of the city and start on the path of getting to know it? Take this handy guide and set off exploring.
In this companion piece to our destinations article, let’s find out more about the history and quirks of our city’s five major railway stations, or vokzals as they are known in Russian.
Summer is a time for going out and about, enjoying the company of others, and loving life. St. Petersburg can be a very romantic place, and there are plenty of ways to spend time with that special person. So whether you’re keen to go on an extra special date, spend a fun day out with a friend, or just have some well-deserved me time, we have some ideas to make a good day-te great.
It seems the world belongs to coffee lovers: their favorite drink is served on every corner and in all sizes and kinds: hot and cold, sweet and bitter. But what are the other options? Learn in our caffeine-free (or almost) overview.