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Free entry to the Hermitage, Italian cinema, a photo exhibition of 19th-century St. Petersburg and a holiday fair: a culture-heavy and diverse weekend awaits!
In the Russian language, the word okno – “window” – has another meaning familiar to any student or professor: “an empty period between classes”. Whether you’re a virtuoso of time management or someone who makes it up as they go along, you’ll be sure to encounter these in your daily life. In this series, we’ll consider a few options for how to put that extra time to good use. With Kronverksky 49 out of the way, here are a few interesting destinations to explore within walking distance of ITMO University’s Lomonosova St. 9 campus.
Smoothly slide into winter with our regular overview of the best weekend events in St. Petersburg! Featuring: two fairs, one holiday-themed and one with a soupçon of such; a snazzy digital exhibition and an international festival of gingerbread art!
It’s getting chillier outside and it can definitely be said now that winter is coming, which means that it’s time for comforting stay-ins, hot, steaming tea, and tons of spicy made-from-scratch soup! This weekend is all about fun and cozy fairs for you to check out.
There are a lot of reasons to travel to Moscow from St. Petersburg and getting there can be a fun adventure in and of itself. For a city 700 km away, it’s surprisingly close. It may not be the geographical center of Russia, but it is its center in every other way. Moscow is the hub of all activity; where meetings and conferences are held; where people come from all around Russia to gather.
In 2019, the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography, or Kunstkamera, a longtime partner of ITMO University, is celebrating its 305th anniversary. Among the events held on this occasion was the lecture “Kunstkamera – the First Russian Museum: 305 Years of Tradition” by tour guide Natalia Rikter. Here are some of the highlights from the history of Russia’s first museum.
Venturing outside of one’s house doesn’t seem that much of a dotty plan with this weekend’s program, which includes an exhibition dedicated to well-loved Soviet cartoon characters, a festival of thought-provoking eco cinema, a swish artisanal market and a groovy concert of electronic music!
Cities are living organisms. How's ours evolving? We asked around and got some diverse opinions.
Last weekend, I visited ITMO University’s Optical Museum to get a grasp of what the future has in store – and I wasn’t disappointed. From ultra-realistic holograms to traditional optical illusions, it’s art meets science meets inspiration.
Binge on the best of contemporary British cinema, listen to impro jazz at the Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines, marvel at the funkiness of retro candy wrappers, and let your creativity shine at the numerous workshops of the monthly Handmade Fair!