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  • 5 Phrases to Master the Russian Language

    Despite the general belief, memorizing Russian grammar and phonetic rules can be simple and also fun. The secret is… Learn these five amusing yet helpful phrases to slay the Russian case system, tricky word endings, and, worst of all, stresses.


  • Learning Russian: Beyond the Classroom

    It's no secret that learning Russian can be hard, but who says it has to be? Here's our rundown of great out-of-class activities, lovingly picked by our Russian teachers, learners, and yours truly, to help you make progress while having fun.


  • How NOT To Plan Your Year

    How do you kick off the most productive and prosperous year? With careful planning, of course! Or not! Let our devious advice (вредные советы – vrednyie sovety in Russian)  be your guiding star in what to absolutely not to do. Make sure not to follow it and you will be fine.


  • Best Apps Used by International Students in Russia

    Sometimes, the secret to great results lies in the tools you use in the process. That’s why, for this week’s story, we’ve reached out to our international students and asked them to share their favorite apps for studies. Below, you will find their collective wisdom and tips for everything from note-taking and time management to understanding Russian and solving complex math equations.


  • How to Read and Understand Scientific Articles

    If you’re a scientist, keeping up with the latest trends in your industry is a necessity. Researchers have to constantly read scholarly articles from leading scientific journals to know what’s trending, avoid repetition, and make their contribution to science. Yet the amount of reading may feel overwhelming if you don’t know how to quickly process information and extract the main ideas from texts. To help you with that, ITMO.NEWS talked to Dmitriy Tsarev, a junior researcher at ITMO’s Laboratory of Single-Photon Detectors and Generators, who explained the differences between fiction and science literature and gave us a step-by-step guide on how to read scientific papers efficiently.


  • What’s New: An Updated Guide to Telegram

    Whether you’re a newbie to the world of Telegram or an experienced user, these tips and tricks will make your life in the app way more convenient, enjoyable, and even stylish.


  • Top Tips to Save Money in Russia

    Getting ready to visit Russia but worried it will make a hole in your budget? Fear not, our money-saving tips will get you to the Scrooge McDuck level of shrewdness in no time! 


  • Winter is Coming: Grab Some Warm Clothes

    Originally from Australia, I’ve lived through seven Russian winters now, including two in Siberia. After a lifetime of summers, to say that it was an adjustment is an understatement. As autumn gradually turns into winter, I find myself putting on more layers and discovering items of clothing that ten years ago I didn’t even know existed. This little guide documents my discovery of the cold and how to battle it. Russians sometimes say that there's no bad weather, there's inadequate gear. Although much of the following might be obvious to those already living in colder climates, it was new to me – and hopefully, to you!


  • How To Write a Successful Grant Application and Get Funding: Tips for Young Scientists

    ITMO University has recently held an open seminar for young researchers on how to apply for a grant and get funded. The speaker explained the main stages of applying for grants and the most common mistakes.


  • Planning 101: Must-Have Apps To Stay on Top of Things

    No matter who you are, you probably wish there were more hours in a day. With studies, work, and buzzing social life, sometimes it just feels like you have way too much on your plate. But what if I told you that you don't need to be a magician in order to juggle all your life’s tasks. You simply need to make the best use of your trusty pal – that’s right, your smartphone. Here are our top five apps to help you free up your schedule, find time for your personal life, and focus on getting things done.