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  • Top Spots for Cool and Unusual Gifts in St. Petersburg

    Books, sweets, and socks no longer making your “best gifts to give” list? Luckily, there are all kinds of unique pieces and opportunities in St. Pete that will make for original, wholesome presents this holiday season. Without further ado, let’s dive right in – we promise, you’ll find your holiday spirit along the way!


  • Much More Than Pancakes: Maslenitsa Week

    Today marks the beginning of Maslenitsa, a unique holiday that lasts a whole week! Let’s break it down day by day and see what customs are associated with each of them.


  • The Best and Worst Gifts We Have Ever Received

    From retro gadgets to vinyl records and more, here’s a list of the gifts we’ve gotten over the years that we were eternally grateful for – and ones that made us pull a Benedict Cumberbatch. 


  • ‘Tis The Season To Be Jolly: International Student Edition

    In Russia, if you wish someone a merry Christmas on December 25, the most likely reply you will get is “not yet!” Why? Because here in Russia, Christmas is celebrated after the New Year, on January 7. But that’s not the only difference! Here’s how ITMO’s international students spend their winter holidays in Russia.


  • How To Spend the Holidays in St. Petersburg

    Festive strolls around the city, dazzling light shows, and more – here’s your action plan for the upcoming holidays and beyond.


  • A Guide to Winter in St. Petersburg

    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.


  • How Ancients Slavs Greeted New Year in Spring

    Have you ever thought that perhaps, it would make more sense to celebrate New Year in spring, when everything awakens from the long winter sleep? If so, you’re not alone in this realization. Until 1492, it was March 1 that was considered the first day of the year in Russia. 


  • Cultural Holidays: Starting 2022 by Expanding Our Horizons

    The winter holidays were made for trying something new – be that sports, cooking experiments, or cultural discoveries. Get inspired by what our team is doing over the first days of 2022 to start the year off on a high note!


  • Best Movies and TV to Binge This Holiday Season

    The weeks after New Year’s are perfect for staying home, surrounding yourself with friends and snacks (friends optional), and enjoying some quality entertainment. Here is our guide to the season’s recent and upcoming releases that have us hyped for January binging.


  • Dress Like a Russian: Holiday Costumes

    Snowflake, bunny, or squirrel – choose the perfect outfit for this New Year with our childhood-inspired list!