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  • This Weekend in St. Petersburg: April 15-16, 2023

    It’s warm, it’s (finally) sunny, and the Orthodox Easter weekend is fast approaching, bringing with it the smell of kulichi… Here’s our list of ways to enjoy the festivities and more.


  • What to Read, Watch and Listen to on the Winter Holidays

    The holiday season is a great time to not only feast and party, but also to do the things you haven’t had the time for during the year. Finally, you can read the books that don’t have to do with your work or studies, watch that movie or series that everyone is talking about, or try a new podcast to liven up your daily stroll or treadmill session. We want to share our own list of things to read and watch so you can consider them for your New Year plans.


  • This Weekend in St. Petersburg: November 20-21, 2021

    Another weekend is approaching – and we’re already here to spice it up with our weekly guide to the best events in the city. For this one, you better get your artistic hat on, for we have not one but three very different and exciting exhibitions, as well as a long-awaited premiere. Let’s dive right in! 


  • Dune: Five Themes Not To Miss

    One of the most anticipated movies this year, Dune: Part One (2021) will take you on an immersive ride through the futuristic world of Frank Herbert's novel, complete with blinding sandstorms and extraterrestrial sandworms. But even in a detailed screen adaptation by the celebrated director Denis Villeneuve, it's easy to miss the important themes that in the end, make all the difference. Pinky promise – no spoilers!


  • Horror Movies for People Who Don't Like Horror Movies

    Not a fan of mindless massacres, jumpscares, and other features typically associated with the horror genre? Here’s how to wander to the dark side and enjoy it, too.


  • Top Three Classic Russian Films About World War II

    ​On May 9, we celebrate Victory Day. World War II and the Great Patriotic War in particular has had an enormous effect on Russian history that lasts to this day. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that it was represented in dozens of iconic Soviet films. Here is a brief list of our personal recommendations.


  • 5 Holiday Movies and Series to Binge On

    Happy New Year — yes, we are saying hi to you from our couches to yours! And we're bringing gifts: a list of some freshly-baked, some long-loved, and some to-be-discovered movies you can watch if you are just not ready for that Harry Potter marathon (yet). Enjoy!


  • Russia on Film: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Donning fur coats year round, drinking vodka with every meal, and plotting evil schemes are just some of the ways in which filmmakers love to portray Russians. But are they true? Let me take my ushanka off and take a closer look at some of the most common stereotypes.


  • This Weekend in St. Petersburg: October 17-18, 2020

    Golden leaves keep falling while we celebrate another week of this autumn with hot cocoa in our cups. This weekend, we invite you to an exhibition, a theatre festival, and a journey through some of this year’s best international documentaries. Enjoy! 


  • Modern Visual Effects: Applications and Software

    Trailers of upcoming films usually give rise to heated discussions in social media. Still, in 2019, the situation is different: people seem to show disdain for the visual effects in the upcoming films and ask to do them over. Such a thing happened to Sonic when the studio decided to change the character’s appearance and postponed the movie’s release; Cats were subject to the same fate, although in this case, the release hasn’t been postponed yet. Users mocked the creative solutions of studios and came up with memes where they wondered what happened to the people responsible for visual effects in the film industry. ITMO.NEWS decided to make sense of what being a VFX artist is about.