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  • Chicken Blindness and Cuckoo’s Tears: Unusual Russian Flower Names and Their Origins

    Although the weather doesn’t always comply, spring is undoubtedly here. In time for the season of blooming and sprouting, we’ll talk about rather peculiar names for common flowers you can find in fields and meadows all over Russia.


  • Five Items For a True Russian Spring Fashion Look

    Come rain or shine, we here in St. Petersburg know how to stay comfy and stylish in any weather. Below, you will find a list of five items that you might spot on the streets this spring. Luring sunshine in, resisting snow and rain, and just slaying in any weather – you will learn to dress to accomplish all that and more in this article.


  • Springtime Gladness: Tunes to Greet the New Season

    Even though winter doesn’t seem ready to release its grip on the city just yet, we’re still excited for March to arrive. As you brave the cold, listen to these songs that put a spring in our step – and the sunny days will seem much, much closer.


  • How Ancients Slavs Greeted New Year in Spring

    Have you ever thought that perhaps, it would make more sense to celebrate New Year in spring, when everything awakens from the long winter sleep? If so, you’re not alone in this realization. Until 1492, it was March 1 that was considered the first day of the year in Russia. 


  • Birds As Heralds of Spring in Russian Folklore

    Did you know that since ancient times, birds have helped us predict the spring and summer weather?


  • The New Things We’re Trying This Spring

    Spring is near-synonymous with change, and what change could be more important than that which we make ourselves? We enter this bright new season wisened (one would hope) by a most perilous, unusual, and enlightening year. Here’re all the new things we’ll be trying out in the coming weeks:


  • Live Your Best Spring in St. Petersburg

    It’s time to start living the life we could only imagine during those long and unexpectedly cold winter months – spring is almost in its full reign in the city! For this special occasion, we have assembled a collection of ideas on how to celebrate every token of the season all around St. Petersburg. Let’s see hibernation off in style! 


  • Bird-Shaped Buns to Welcome Spring

    If you feel like you didn’t do spring justice by celebrating its arrival during the Maslenitsa week, don’t be upset – this time you can do it with sweet buns!


  • Get in Shape With KronBars

    Spring is here, and with it comes a renewed sense of life and energy. But how do you channel that newfound thirst for action into healthy habits?​ We’ve asked the athletes of ITMO’s KronBars student sports club for their top tips on how to shake off winter’s cold shackles and welcome the blooming season by getting into shape.


  • ITMO Celebrates Maslenitsa: Stories from Students and Staff

    Do you love pancakes? This week you can eat them to your heart’s content – it’s Maslenitsa week in Russia! This celebration is all about welcoming spring and yes, gorging on pancakes, or blini, as they’re called here. We asked our students to describe how they’re celebrating this traditional Russian holiday.