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  • Taste Maslenitsa Like a Russian

    Nothing says party like pancakes, butter, and setting stuff on fire. This week Russia celebrates Maslenitsa – one of our favorite spring holidays. Here’s how you can get in on the action.


  • Do Valentine's Day Like a Single Russian

    Pink hearts flooding everything this week? There’s no rule that says you have to be attached to enjoy Valentine’s Day – or any day, for that matter. Celebrate you! You don’t have to shave, brush your teeth, wonder if you’ve gained a few pounds or whether your date will like your outfit. Zero stress, all the love. 


  • What is Your Word for 2019?

    Every year, the leading dictionary companies select a word that they feel best describes the past 12 months. For 2019, Merriam-Webster has chosen “they”, while Oxford Dictionaries has picked “climate emergency”. As we reflect on this exciting and challenging year, we asked the staff of ITMO University for their picks. 


  • Love New Year's Cartoons Like a Russian

    The holidays bring out the kid in all of us. Reconnect with yours as you enjoy some of our favorite Russian New Year’s cartoons. 


  • Party Like a Russian

    'tis the season! If you’re invited to a holiday party by your Russian friends (or there's one spontaneously happening at your dorm), don’t panic. Here’s how to come out alive and love every minute.


  • From Russia with Gifts: Celebrate the Holidays

    What to get for your friends and family at home?  The holiday shopping frenzy is not for the faint of heart, especially if you’re trying to get something with St. Petersburg or Russian flavor. Here’s my totally subjective top six list.


  • What to Do in St. Petersburg on Cosmonautics Day

    Today, on April 12, Russia celebrates Cosmonautics Day. It was on this day in 1961 that Yuri Gagarin became the first human to venture into outer space. In 2011, the United Nations even recognized it as the International Day of Human Space Flight! If you’re fascinated by space travel, our galaxy, and the mysteries of the Universe, today’s your day. Here’s a handy list of places and events to check out on this wonderful holiday and in the coming month:


  • We Wish You a Happy New 2019

    On the eve of a new year, our staff would like to send you our best wishes and invite you to join us on the journey to 2019.


  • Christmas Is All Around Us

    I feel it my fingers, I feel it in my toes, and the calendar says that it is, in fact, true: Christmas is officially with us again, with all the decorations, presents, mistletoes, and merrymaking. Here are our tips on how to feel these festive vibes and make the most of your winter holidays if you’re a grown-up.


  • Winter Fairs in St. Petersburg

    Winter is here, and so is the festive spirit. Throughout December, numerous fairs, festivals, and meetups will pop up all around St. Petersburg. Here’s a handy guide to the most notable ones: from classic Christmas-y festivities and food fests to Soviet-style New Year’s celebrations.