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This Saturday, January 18, the city celebrates the breaking of the Siege of Leningrad, which eventually led to the lifting of the Siege on January 27, 1944, so this weekends’ program is paying tribute to our beloved city: its awe-inspiring and varied history, mind-blowing architecture, and extraordinary people who lived here.
Free entry to the Hermitage, Italian cinema, a photo exhibition of 19th-century St. Petersburg and a holiday fair: a culture-heavy and diverse weekend awaits!
Enjoy the extraordinary sound of a carillon in the very heart of St. Petersburg, admire the wildlife of China and ride a vintage steam train! Here is our list of the coolest things going on in the city this weekend.
Travel to India, visit a movie studio, and ride to 19th century Istanbul on an authentic Harley Davidson bike this weekend!
Catch the latest photography exhibition or two, learn about the indigenous peoples of the Russian North, and cook a batch of sweet and crunchy caramelized violets! Here is our weekly list of the best events going on in St. Pete this weekend.
Russian photographer Yuri Molodkovets, who runs the official Instagram of the State Hermitage Museum, gave an open lecture for ITMO University’s Science Communication Center. He spoke about his duties as a museum photographer, the unknown challenges of his work, and his experience of running an Instagram for one of the world’s largest museums. ITMO.NEWS provides a short summary of his lecture.
Evgeniy Moiseev graduated from ITMO University three years ago; today, he works at the Krasnogorsky Factory, one of Russia’s top optics manufacturers and a part of the Rostec state corporation, where he designs and creates optical devices for use in space exploration, photography and medicine. Speaking with ITMO.NEWS, he explained why factory work is once again a popular choice among young Russian specialists and how universities can prepare engineering students for employment in the high tech industry.
The CHAIKA creative space was opened last week at ITMO University’s Faculty of Technological Management and Innovations. This space will become a platform for the creative development of students and anyone interested in taking part. CHAIKA is already a venue to the Sunny Petersburg photo exhibition, where visitors can see works by members of the “Art Petersburg” photo community.