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  • Exploring St. Petersburg: Nature Destinations

    With the end of June comes the time to enjoy the rare warmth and (hopefully) good weather in St. Petersburg. For a nature lover like myself, this means just one thing: leaving the city at every opportunity and escaping from the hectic urban tempo in the surrounding Leningrad Oblast. And here’s some advice on how to do that.


  • Eco-Paths In and Around St. Petersburg

    In recent years, a new trend has swept St. Petersburg and the surrounding region by storm: eco-paths. This nature-conscious approach to outdoor leisure allows you to explore the flora (and oftentimes fauna!) of our diverse locale in peace while also making the least impact on the natural order of things. Today, we’ll share with you some general tips on how to make your trip to such spots truly enjoyable, as well as a selection of great eco-paths for beginners.


  • Renting an Apartment in St. Petersburg: My Personal Experience

    Looking for a place to rent in St. Petersburg? This isn’t our first article on the topic. In fact, we’ve already written about how to search for an apartment and what to consider when choosing one. This time we’re going to dive into my personal experience from last summer, when I went looking for a new place to live.


  • ITMO Highpark to Promote St. Petersburg Human Capital

    At the recent conference St. Petersburg of the Future – 2022, experts discussed the coming construction and development of several major research and educational clusters that will stimulate the growth of the knowledge economy and human capital in the city. Among the upcoming projects, ITMO Highpark was deemed closest to completion. In 2024, it will turn into one of St. Petersburg’s new points of development alongside the Yuzhny satellite city. 


  • Cult Rock Locations in St. Petersburg

    In the late 20th century, St. Petersburg was one of the key centers of underground art, including rock music, in Russia. Here’s a list of locations related to this era – some now defunct, and others still welcoming visitors.


  • Saving The Past: Volunteering in Historical Restoration Projects

    There’s no need to be a professional restorer, archeologist, or a bazillionaire to help the city preserve its architectural heritage and history. To prove that, here is our story on volunteering organizations and caring enthusiasts that you can join and make your contribution to St. Petersburg’s future through its past!


  • ITMO Student’s Quick Guide to Life in the City

    As the new academic year kicks off, we’re happy to see some new faces pop up around the campus as more and more students arrive to St. Petersburg from all over. And to get you up to speed, we’ve put together a quick but comprehensive adaptation guide. Welcome to ITMO!


  • Renting an Apartment in St. Petersburg: Ultimate Guide

    Looking for an apartment can be both an exciting and challenging quest. Luckily, St. Petersburg offers a slew of housing options. Here's what to consider when looking for a perfect place to live.


  • Student Spotlight: Juan Camilo Diosa, Colombia

    This week, we’re talking to Juan Camilo Diosa, who is getting a Master’s degree with the Big Data and Machine Learning program. He came from Colombia almost two years ago, and in this interview, he told us some of his experiences as an international student and why he chose Russia to reach his educational goals.


  • How To Be Vegan in St. Petersburg

    A huge 21st century trend, veganism has now reached Russia. In big cities like St. Petersburg, one by one cafes are becoming more vegan-friendly and more stores are providing plant-based options. Although small positive changes towards meatless and dairy-free lifestyles can be seen more often, vegans still need a guide on how to survive in St. Petersburg.