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  • This Weekend in St. Petersburg: August 21-22, 2021

    Could you believe that we’re just two weekends away from the new academic year? And although this beautiful summer is coming to an end, it doesn't mean that all the fun is ending as well! Let’s make the most of this closing chapter by treasure hunting at thrift stores, having a pleasant stroll through an open-air museum aka our beloved city, and experiencing the brutally honest artwork of contemporary artists.

    18.08.2021

  • Kazan: The Unique Flair of Russia’s Third Capital

    My list of expectations for Kazan, the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, was long. But, as usual, the real deal was much more complex and captivating. Here're my impressions from a trip in early June to help you plan your adventure or just learn more about Russia.

    29.06.2021

  • Pocket Museum: Must-Have Apps for Art Lovers

    In the golden age of tech innovation, you no longer need to study for a lifetime to become an art connoisseur. There is now an app for almost everything, art included. From the treasures of the Louvre in your pocket to the so-called “Shazam of art,” here are our top apps to bring more art into your life.

    11.06.2021

  • A Geek’s Guide to St. Petersburg: Where to Eat, Shop, and Play

    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!

    06.04.2021

  • 5 Things That Make St. Petersburg Russia's Cultural Capital

    St. Petersburg is a city with many names and faces: the Venice of the North, the Cradle of Three Revolutions, the City of White Nights – and, above all, the cultural capital of Russia. And if you’ve ever wondered about the origins of this honorable title, here are some facts and figures to convince you of its right to bear it. 

    07.12.2020

  • Finno-Ugric Spots of St. Petersburg

    Russia is known as a multinational country, and rightfully so – around 200 ethnic groups inhabit it and each of them has its own unique culture. Today, let’s talk about the Finno-Ugric peoples of Russia and where you can learn more about them without having to leave St. Petersburg.

    01.12.2020

  • Russia Marks Day of Remembrance and Sorrow

    On June 22, 1941, German troops invaded the Soviet Union’s territory, starting the Great Patriotic War. Some 1,418 candles will be lit today at the war memorials around Russia for each day of the war, keeping the memory alive.

    22.06.2020

  • Lectorium 2.0: How Culture Goes Online

    “How to make culture digital?” - this is a question that has been brought up at the recent Lectorium 2.0. Senior employees of theaters, museums and concert halls from Russia, Azerbaijan, Belgium and Sweden spoke online about how they were facing isolation and their attempts at solving the associated problems. Read about the future’s relevant professions, new formats and virtual guests in this article by ITMO.NEWS.

    08.05.2020

  • This Stay-At-Home Weekend in St. Petersburg: March 21-22, 2020

    Self-isolation doesn't mean getting bored. With St. Petersburg cultural landmarks closed until further notice, we'd like to take you on a no-expenses-needed tour of Russia’s unusual regional museums. Pour yourself that cuppa – and let’s go!

    18.03.2020

  • Unexplored St. Petersburg: Yusupov Palace

    There are few places in St. Petersburg that illustrate the extravagance of Russian nobility better than the Yusupov Palace. Once home to one of the Russian Empire's richest noble families, it's a statement in history and decorum – as well as the site of enigmatic Grigori Rasputin's grisly assassination.

    13.03.2020