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Whatever your flavor of Geek is – graphic novels, TV shows, board and video games, or science – St. Petersburg, believe it or not, has something up your alley. Embrace your inner nerd and meet like-minded people at the city’s finest spots with our ultimate geek guide overflowing with popular stores, cool museums, and themed pizzerias. It’s time to take a slice and geek out!
St. Petersburg has always been a magnet for the brightest minds: its streets have inspired a myriad masterpieces by such titans of Russian literature as Fyodor Dostoevsky, Alexander Pushkin, Nikolai Gogol, and others. Each nook and cranny of the city still recalls the lines of world-renowned characters. So, take a walk in the footsteps of Raskolnikov, unleash the hidden sides of the city’s main streets, and even find the nose of Major Kovalyov – all with our guide to St. Petersburg’s literary past and present.
Yes, you got it right, this week ends in October! Luckily, though, the weather forecast says it will be relatively warm and even sunny (on Sun-day, no less), so let’s keep our fingers crossed for that. A tour of St. Petersburg, an inspiring exhibition, and two festivals await you in our guide for this weekend. Let’s go!
From the Peter and Paul Fortress to Five Corners: a quick guide to St. Petersburg for First-Year Students
St. Petersburg is the cultural capital of Russia, the largest IT center in the country, and, of course, the home of ITMO. Hello, first-years! Now, you are officially a part of ITMO Family. And if you haven't had time to get to know the city yet, we made these five maps for you. On them, we have collected key attractions and the most interesting places worth visiting. And all of them are very close to the university’s buildings. We will start from the University’s main building on Kronverksky Pr. 49, let's go!
It was only two years ago that ITMO University graduate Alexander Golovatiy came up with the idea of ‘Surprise Me’, an app that allows users to create and sell their own quests. He enlisted the help of two of his friends and started working weekends. Today, the company raises up to 400,000 roubles of monthly revenues and is to hire five new staff and receive its first investor backing. After the first interview with Alexander in 2016 when he had only just unveiled his Surprise Me project, ITMO.NEWS follows up on how the startup has changed over the years.