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  • ITMO’s Russian Language and Culture Summer School: An Online Experience

    For the sixth year in a row, ITMO is bringing Russian language and culture to the world. Although the school was conducted online for the third time, this format helped to expand the school’s reach. This year we had students from 10 different countries join the school to improve their language skills and also get a deep dive into Russian culture, cinema, history and politics.

    19.08.2021

  • Explore the Art of Russia’s Indigenous Peoples

    Today, on August 9, we celebrate the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. Their art offers a wealth of storytelling, beauty, and inspiration. 

    09.08.2021

  • What Birch Bark Manuscripts Tell Us About Russia’s Past

    Birches are one of the national symbols in Russia but in the past, they also had a very practical application: their bark was used for writing long before paper became an everyday item. Thankfully, some manuscripts have survived many centuries and researchers keep revealing their secrets.

    13.07.2021

  • Architectural Utopia: 5 Never-Implemented Soviet Projects

    What would St. Petersburg and Moscow have been like if...? Although history has already been written, sometimes it can be an eye-opening experience to see our what-ifs taking shape – at least on paper. If you can hardly imagine a different Russia, then take a look at these five architectural projects that, for better or worse, never got to see the light of day. From splendid palaces reaching to the sky to the Russian Eiffel Tower – here’s a glimpse into an alternative future of Russia.

    29.03.2021

  • Russia’s World Records: The Largest, The Coldest, and The Greatest

    From being the largest country in the world to demonstrating an impressive list of architectural and natural wonders – Russia has a number of records under its belt to amaze not only its guests but also its residents. What else does Russia hold the number-one spot in? Read on to explore the -ests of our beautiful country.

    15.03.2021

  • This Weekend in St. Petersburg: March 13-14, 2021

    This week we celebrated all the incredible women in our lives on International Women’s Day and now we explore the yummy traditions of Russian cuisine by making all kinds of blinis at home (and not only). And after such an eventful week, there is nothing better than visiting the most exciting and intriguing exhibitions, enjoying classical music, and seeing the effigy of Maslenitsa burning. And what about some thrift shopping at the city’s bustling markets along the way? Don't miss out on this fun way to end the week!

    10.03.2021

  • Castles and Fortifications: Russia’s Hidden Medieval Gems

    From medieval torture rooms and royal assassinations to walls that once saw real knights, here are some of the most spectacular castles and fortifications in Russia that just might inspire you to try on a suit of armor.

    15.02.2021

  • In the Footsteps of the Greatest: A Literary Guide to St. Petersburg

    St. Petersburg has always been a magnet for the brightest minds: its streets have inspired a myriad masterpieces by such titans of Russian literature as Fyodor Dostoevsky, Alexander Pushkin, Nikolai Gogol, and others. Each nook and cranny of the city still recalls the lines of world-renowned characters. So, take a walk in the footsteps of Raskolnikov, unleash the hidden sides of the city’s main streets, and even find the nose of Major Kovalyov – all with our guide to St. Petersburg’s literary past and present.

    08.02.2021

  • One Perfect Day: Feel Italian in St. Petersburg

    Borders might still be closed, but why not enjoy a day of la dolce vita in Russia's most Italian city? Welcome dear friends, or as they say in Italy, benvenuti, cari amici!

    05.02.2021

  • Instagram Accounts to Discover Beautiful Abandoned Russia

    Russian architecture suffered a lot throughout the 20th century due to revolution, war, and urbanization. However, lots of remnants of the past are still there, and enthusiasts from all over the country strive to capture and, if possible, preserve what’s left of old churches, wooden houses, and other architectural works of art. Here are some Instagram accounts where you can glimpse the eerie but fascinating world of abandoned Russia.

    18.01.2021