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  • Our Favorite Russian Household Hacks

    There’s always something deeply satisfying about learning a new life hack: perhaps it’s the ability to make your life slightly easier, or maybe it’s the thrill of knowing a little “secret” that few others possess. Whatever it is, many will attest that Russian households are always home to time-honored – and sometimes peculiar – hacks that combine ingenuity and efficiency. Here are some of our team’s favorites.


  • Why St. Petersburg Should Be Your Next Study Destination

    With a rich history, vibrant culture, and unforgettable atmosphere, Russia’s Northern Capital is the perfect place to gain a truly enriching academic experience. The city’s many advantages, from affordability and infrastructure to a diverse food scene and unique climate, make it a top choice for budding international students. Let’s explore these and other reasons to consider St. Petersburg as the next stop on your learning journey. 


  • The Battle of Capitals: St. Petersburg vs Moscow

    Ever since the foundation of St. Petersburg in the early 18th century, there’s been some covert rivalry between the two Russian capitals. It falls easily in line with other eternal debates: there’s iPhone vs Android, Xbox vs PlayStation – and Moscow vs St. Petersburg. Here’s what our team has to say on this ages-old matter. 


  • ITMO Lands in Top 3 of RAEX National Subject Ranking in IT and Robotics

    ITMO University placed third in the categories Information Technology and Engineering & Robotics of the latest RAEX national ranking by subject. In total, the ranking featured 164 universities from 42 regions of Russia.


  • Student Spotlight: Geraldine Guevara, Colombia

    In today’s interview, we got the opportunity to chat with a super-talented girl from the Caribbean Coast of Colombia who traveled all the way to St. Petersburg to fulfill her dream of studying abroad. Currently enrolled in the Foundation Program at ITMO, Geraldine is a future Bachelor’s student in mechatronics and robotics. But why did she choose Russia as her destination? In her words, it is the culture that enchanted her. Take a deep dive into this beautiful conversation with Geraldine, where we discuss everything from food to motorsports. 


  • The Universe Said: Let Me Show You Something Beautiful!

    You must be familiar with the nursery rhyme Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. But in reality, stars aren't little at all. They are enormous balls of gas, emitting tremendous amounts of energy as a result of nuclear fusion. To us, stars appear tiny because of their enormous distance from Earth. Also, our atmosphere is the reason why we see stars twinkling. Staring at these glittering beacons of light in a dark night sky was my favorite activity as a kid. Here’s all the info you need to get started with stargazing.


  • Russian Government to Invest Nearly Seven Billion Rubles in ITMO Highpark

    On October 20, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed an executive order to allocate 6.8 billion rubles to construct ITMO Highpark, a world-class research, education, and innovation center in the satellite city Yuzhny.


  • Student Spotlight: Sharif Muradi, Afghanistan

    Are you a new international student at ITMO? Then you must have a lot of questions. How does it feel to be an international student in Russia? How to keep yourself warm during the harsh winter? What are some popular food options and tourist spots in St. Petersburg? We talked to Sharif, a second-year student from Afghanistan, to get his take on such questions. Read on to find out more.


  • Student Spotlight: Usman Farooq, Pakistan

    Studying abroad is exciting, but it has its own highs and lows. One of the challenges is adapting to a new place and a new culture. For students like Usman Farooq, being away from home in a new country is difficult. But Usman is not a quitter! Despite all odds, he is working relentlessly to not only adapt to the new setting but also make the most of his opportunities. Take a sneak peek into the life of Usman, who traveled from Lahore to St. Petersburg to fulfill his dream of studying at ITMO.


  • Vladimir: An Ancient City on the Golden Ring

    Have you ever heard of Russia’s Golden Ring? A group of ancient cities that were part of the Old Rus, are now sights to see and not too far from Moscow. As you set off to explore the Golden Ring, the first city along the way is Vladimir, the former capital of medieval Russia. I decided to venture out there on my vacation to find out what Vladimir had to offer.