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  • Online Shopping In Russia: Scoring the Best Deals on Everything

    Events of these months have taught us the multiple perks of online shopping, so now we can barely imagine our routine without it. Here's how to take advantage of the most popular shopping platforms in Russia and not to get lost in a bundle of websites selling almost everything.


  • To Yandex or Not to Yandex: Russian Apps to Make Your Life Easier

    Tech giants like Amazon, Facebook, and Apple are taking over the world. We uber to places, facetime our friends, and google things up even when we do not exactly use Uber, Facetime, and Google, respectively. But what is just as popular in Russia?


  • This Weekend in St. Petersburg: September 12-13, 2020

    Yay! Another week of the new school year is almost over and it means that a well-deserved weekend is just around the corner. No plans whatsoever? No worries, with our weekly guide to the best weekend activities you have no excuse to stay home bored. Let’s plan an adventure together.


  • Russia's Most Popular Social Media Platforms

    Let’s be honest, we are all Internet addicts here. We spend every second of our days online (okay, maybe except those times when we're asleep), watching videos, browsing social media, and swiping our lives away on tablets and smartphones. Everyone knows these: YouTube, Instagram, WhatsApp, TikTok – they feel like second homes to us. But, wait, what do you really know about social media in Russia? Is it even a thing? Today, you drew a lucky straw, we will be your guides (and part-time MythBusters) to the mysterious world of social media in Russia.


  • 5 Russian Must-Know Iconic Singers

    There are so many household names in Russia that literally everyone knows –  they might not all love them, but they certainly know them. After learning about some of Russia’s famous pop singers, I ventured into the world of iconic Russian singers. Narrowing that list down to five was difficult, but here goes. Below you’ll find five iconic Russian singers you have to know to feel a tiny bit less out of place.  


  • How to Rent an Apartment in St. Petersburg

    There are several dormitories available for all ITMO University students, but what if you would prefer to rent your own place? Where do you look for it? What should you keep in mind? See our tips below.


  • Friday Experiment: Decluttering

    Every time I feel stuck with a work project, I tend to reorganize something. Can’t write a report? Sort out the closet. Sometimes it just feeds my inner procrastinator and sometimes yields cool discoveries – and headspace.


  • Russian Books to Read This Summer

    From timeless classics to easy-reading yet delightful contemporary stories, here are our editorial team’s personal recommendations on summer favorites that will keep you turning pages and learning about Russia in the process.


  • 5 Russian Must-Know Pop Singers

    I’ll tell you something. You can move to Russia, study the language intensively for two years, have Russian friends with whom your sole method of communication is the Russian language, get to know the culture, the history, the laws, the traditions, the superstitions, the public holidays, watch the Swan Lake, the Nutcracker, heck, you can even get permanent residence in the country, and still have absolutely no idea about the pop music scene.


  • How to Support Local Businesses in St. Petersburg

    Social distancing is the right thing to do right now, but along with shutting down the virus, there’s a great risk we’ll shut down small businesses as well. The good news is that many of our favorite businesses in St. Petersburg have expanded their delivery options – you can get anything from food to gifts – and have come up with other ways to raise support, like offering future gift certificates. You brighten up your day, they get a lifeline. Let’s get through this together!