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  • A Guide to Food Delivery in St. Petersburg

    Food delivery is one of the best inventions of the modern age, if you ask me. It’s a great option when you’re tired (or lazy), busy, or simply bored with what you usually eat. It may also come in handy during these troubling times when you shouldn’t leave the house too often. We have compiled a guide to food deliveries available in St. Petersburg based on personal experience.


  • Explore Saint Petersburg Like a Local: Moskovsky Prospect

    Like any major city, St. Petersburg has official districts as well as “vernacular” areas that are special to the locals. There’s the Center, Vasilievsky Island, and Petrogradka, just to name a few. In this series of stories, we’ll highlight some of our favorites so you, too, can experience the city like a local. We start with Moskovsky Prospect, the main way to get downtown from the airport, and also a block-by-block trip through time and culture. 


  • Geography of Love: ITMO’s Urban Scientists Map St. Petersburg’s Most Romantic Locations

    For St. Valentine’s Day, the specialists of ITMO’s Quality of Urban Life Laboratory (QUILLAB) have made a map of St. Petersburg’s most romantic spots.The research was conducted on the basis of a survey which involved asking the citizens to share their personal love stories and give recommendations on the best dating spots in the city.


  • Tsegai Tekle: Russia Exceeded My Expectations

    Tsegai Haileslassie Tekle came to ITMO University from Eritrea, East Africa. He is currently in his first year of the Chemistry of Applied Materials Master’s degree program at ITMO’s SCAMT Laboratory.


  • This Weekend in St. Petersburg: January 18-19, 2020

    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.


  • This Weekend in St. Petersburg: January 11-12, 2020

    Whoever said that there’s no rest for the wicked, may think again: we may have just come back from the winter holidays, but this doesn’t mean we don’t cherish the prospect of another weekend. If you want to spend it more proactively, here are some events for you to pick from, featuring an Indian fair, an interactive fantasy garden, and a whopping two photographic trips – one to the island of Cuba and another to the Russian past!


  • Moving Forward: St. Petersburg in 2020

    2019 was an eventful year for ITMO University and St. Petersburg, and 2020 promises to be no different. Here’s our quick rundown of some of the things you might expect in the coming year as a citizen – or guest – of St. Petersburg.


  • This Weekend in St. Petersburg: December 14-15, 2019

    Holidays are coming, but coming before that is yet another weekend in St. Petersburg! Switch your festive mood on with our suggestions of the best Sat-Sun events in the city, including a miraculous flower exhibition, a snazzy architectural celebration, a photographic trip into St. Petersburg’s past, and a vibrant Indian festival!


  • This Weekend in St. Petersburg: December 7-8, 2019

    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!


  • Steps Away: Places to Explore Near ITMO University's Lomonosova Campus

    In the Russian language, the word okno – “window” – has another meaning familiar to any student or professor: “an empty period between classes”. Whether you’re a virtuoso of time management or someone who makes it up as they go along, you’ll be sure to encounter these in your daily life. In this series, we’ll consider a few options for how to put that extra time to good use. With Kronverksky 49 out of the way, here are a few interesting destinations to explore within walking distance of ITMO University’s Lomonosova St. 9 campus.