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  • This Week in St. Petersburg: October 19-25, 2023

    The fall is halfway gone and even if it’s still too early for the holiday mood, every day is still worthy of a little celebration – in the form of St. Petersburg’s abundant cultural events, for example. Here’s our selection for next week!


  • ITMO Scientists Create Method to Quickly Detect Painting Authenticity

    In collaboration with the staff of the State Russian Museum, researchers from ITMO University have developed a new method for detecting painting authenticity with infrared spectroscopy. The method will allow the museum’s experts to quickly identify a painting’s chemical compounds and the century it was created in, as was demonstrated by a test analysis performed on a copy of one of Ivan Aivazovsky’s creations. In the future, the new method will help identify the authenticity of pieces from the era of Russian avant-garde.


  • This Weekend in St. Petersburg: July 23-24

    Another week – another chance to celebrate life all weekend. As usual, here is our guide to the best events in the city and beyond to help you make the best of your plans. Enjoy!


  • This Weekend in St. Petersburg: December 4-5, 2021

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, isn’t it? What with St. Pete now a spitting image of a snow globe and all the fairy lights everywhere. Let's boost this celebratory spirit further by partaking in this weekend’s most special activities. Suit up and let’s go!


  • This Weekend in St. Petersburg: August 7-8, 2021

    Greetings in the first week of August, the magical summer month that we still have to fulfill all of our plans and dreams. To aid you along this honorable path, here is our usual weekend guide to the best exhibitions and concerts to visit in St. Petersburg. Open your calendar – and let’s dive right in! 


  • This Weekend in St. Petersburg: July 24-25, 2021

    Half the summer is already behind us – but the other half is gloriously glowing right ahead, so let’s step into it day by day, taking nothing for granted. This weekend treats us to three diverse exhibitions and a city-wide celebration, so take out your diaries and let’s dive right into our guide! 


  • This Weekend in St. Petersburg: June 26-27, 2021

    If you are also startled by this nearly unbearable heatwave in St. Pete, so are we! The good news is it’s supposedly already winding down tomorrow, while the weekend is promising to be punctuated by thunderstorms. To make sure you’re all set for the stormy end of the week, here is our usual guide to the best events in the city. 


  • This Weekend in St. Petersburg: November 14-15, 2020

    Don’t let the fog and the faded palette of autumnal St. Pete get to you – let’s paint this weekend in the brightest colors with three unusual exhibitions and an international film festival. Grab your mask and sanitizer, and let’s set off!  


  • Historian Sergey Kuznetsov on the Stroganovs, Their Connection to ITMO, and History of Entrepreneurship in Russia

    Recently, an exhibition called “A Forgotten Russian Patron. The Collection of Count Pavel Sergeevich Stroganov” has opened at the State Hermitage Museum. It features paintings, sculptures, photographs and other exhibits collected by the scion of the dynasty. One of the most influential aristocratic families in Russia, the Stroganovs were veritable pioneers and innovators in the field of technologies and education. One of ITMO University’s campuses (that on Tchaikovsky St.) is based on the dynasty’s former ancestral home. ITMO.NEWS sat down with Sergey Kuznetsov, a historian and staff member at the Russian Museum and leading researcher of the Stroganov family, to talk about the exhibition and the university’s participation in the preservation of the dynasty’s vast collections.