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  • Digging Deeper: Literary Origins of St. Petersburg Metro Stations

    It’s no secret that the St. Petersburg Metro is one of the world’s most exquisite and beautiful underground transit systems. But its interiors aren’t the only things worth noting. While anyone with even a cursory knowledge of the Russian language will probably be able to glean the meanings of most of its stations’ names, there are a few that would require a bit more in-depth knowledge of Russian culture. Today, we’ll look at some of the stations that bear the names of Russian writers, poets, and other masters of the written word.


  • Environmental-Monitoring Water Drones to Be Tested on St. Petersburg Rivers

    In the future, the floating robots, which were developed by the staff of the company Airalab together with ITMO University engineers, might appear in the water bodies of Africa, Asia, and Latin America, as negotiations are already underway. Learn more in this article by ITMO.NEWS.


  • Experience St. Petersburg Like a Local: Petrogradsky District

    Glamor meets unique Nordic charm in this historic area of St. Petersburg, perfect for a day of urban adventuring. 


  • Victory Day in St. Petersburg: A Retrospective

    On May 9 of each year, Russia celebrates Victory Day – an anniversary of the surrender of Nazi Germany in 1945 and the counterpart of VE Day. Since 1965, it has been a public holiday and Victory Parades are held on this day in many cities across the nation. In 2020, however, the pandemic forced authorities to postpone the celebrations. Nevertheless, citizens of St. Petersburg will still be able to commemorate the day, albeit in a “contact-free” manner. Below, you’ll find a retrospective of the Victory Parade in St. Petersburg through the years; scroll to the bottom for a list of events planned for May 9, 2020.


  • 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!