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  • Speed, Drive and Transformation: ITMO's Daria Kozlova on Inspiration for 2021

    University as a point of attraction, a place that brings together talented people and supports the most daring ideas. An institution that’s rooted in academic traditions but is agile and holistic and always going after the impossible. Fast. That’s the vision that has guided ITMO University’s First Vice Rector Daria Kozlova as ITMO has grown from a strictly technical school to a world-class institution with thousands of students from around the world. We caught up with Daria to talk about what keeps her fired up, and what’s happening at ITMO in 2021. 


  • White New Year: Soviet Cartoons Sparkling with Snow

    The winter wonderland in St. Petersburg can melt in a minute but the magic of old Soviet cartoons where snow is setting the stage has withstood the test of time. Turn on translation subtitles or practice your Russian as you gear up for real snow. 


  • Our Wishboard for 2021

    What will you wish for during the New Year countdown? We have already come up with several ideas, so check them out and let’s hope they will come true!


  • Make It Magical: Guide to Russian New Year’s

    As the year draws to a close and everyone slips into holiday mode, it’s time to start thinking about how to make your New Year’s magical – and why not do it the Russian way with a late heart-warming dinner, some sparkling wine, and a visit by the one and only Ded Moroz and his granddaughter Snegurochka. Here's everything you need to know to ring in the new year like a Russian.


  • Looking on the Bright Side: Perks of a Digital New Year’s

    It’s been quite a year, hasn’t it? And even though this seemingly never-ending rollercoaster of unexpected events is about to finally come to an end, 2020 does have something more up its sleeve – a digital New Year’s. But just because your 2021 holiday is different, it doesn’t mean it can’t be just as festive, celebratory, and meaningful as in years past.


  • Russian New Year’s Superstitions: Building a Better Year Together in 2021

    Did you know that cleaning your house on New Year’s Eve may sweep away any luck coming your way, while wearing the wrong clothes can make the next year's symbol angry? These are just some of the most common superstitions that could bring you luck in a new year. And as we’re not taking any chances, especially this year, let’s dig into all the dos and don’ts of the upcoming New Year’s Eve together. We promise that as the clock strikes midnight, you won’t turn into a pumpkin (unless that's what you wish for).


  • Holiday Spirit: How To Get It and Keep It

    The holidays! A magical time. But maybe you're just not feeling that festive spirit this time around? Perhaps you only need a bit of inspiration. We've tried to put together a list of all the different things that make each of us get into the holiday mood.


  • Decorate For the Holidays Like a Russian

    Paper clips, tangerine peels, cotton wool... If you can’t comprehend what this random set of items has to do with festive decorations, most likely you have never had the opportunity to visit your Russian friend’s house on New Year’s Eve. To fix this situation until the beautiful fir tree starts dropping its needles, let me invite you to the outlandish but charming winter fairytale that comes true within the four walls of an apartment somewhere in Russia.


  • New Year’s Done Right: Brainy Books and Movies to Check Out This Holiday Season

    The holidays are perfect not only for partying and sleeping, but also for doing what you’ve always been putting off. Tired of socializing and stuffing yourself? Spend some time with an enlightening film or a great book. We’ve prepared a list of some of the books and movies you should check out this holiday season.


  • Our New Year’s Resolutions for 2020

    It’s the new year (happy new year!), and for many of us this is the time of getting our food-comatose selves together and setting some goals for the 12 months to come. Here’s what we at ITMO.NEWS editorial team will be aspiring to. What about you?