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  • No Hot Water? No Problem! How To Deal With the Summer Water Shutoff in Russia

    A staple of Russian summer – besides sunbathing, swimming, and gorging on fruits and berries – is surviving the hot water switch-off. For a week or two, people throughout the country have to shiver under icy showers or test their wit to avoid such destiny. Why does it happen and what are some life hacks to stay warm and clean? Discover in our story.


  • 7 AI Tools to Make Your Life Easier

    AI has arrived – and it’s here to stay. Countless discussions on the ethics and value of generated content seem to have produced a consensus: you can’t make the algorithm do everything for you, but you can boost your efficiency by using it for reference, inspiration, and to eliminate tedious routine tasks. So, here are our picks for some of the best tools that have the potential to make your work, studies, and personal life easier.


  • How Not to Defend Your Thesis: Our Best (Worst) Advice

    In Russian, we have this handy term, vrednye sovety (literally “bad advice”) that stands for tips that you absolutely shouldn't follow. So that’s what we are offering you today: to take the edge off the upcoming thesis defenses, read through our list of bad tips (and some wisdom). If you are not doing anything we’re talking about – great job, you’re halfway there! 


  • Our Favorite Russian Household Hacks

    There’s always something deeply satisfying about learning a new life hack: perhaps it’s the ability to make your life slightly easier, or maybe it’s the thrill of knowing a little “secret” that few others possess. Whatever it is, many will attest that Russian households are always home to time-honored – and sometimes peculiar – hacks that combine ingenuity and efficiency. Here are some of our team’s favorites.


  • ITMO.NEWS Guide to Writing a Blog

    Did you know ITMO.NEWS has a blog section where students share their experiences and passions? We encourage you, too, to share your story – whether it's your account of a study trip, a favorite spot in the city, or simply a bit of professional (or personal) wisdom you wish to share with fellow students and staff of ITMO. If you’re not too sure where to start, here is the collected wisdom of our editorial team to help you along the way. Let’s dive in! 


  • Sending Your Parcels in Russia and Beyond: Delivery Services 101

    Whether you are looking to send a box full of presents home or a souvenir to a friend in another Russian city, there are many options you can turn to in terms of delivery services. From slow and steady to fast and furious, here is how you can get your parcel delivered. 


  • Everything You Need to Know to Survive Autumn

    The changing of the seasons can be hard, but you'll surely handle it if you follow our team's advice.


  • ITMO Psychologists Say: Four Mental Health Practices and How to Use Them

    This exam season, we want to give you a booster against stress and procrastination. Is that possible? We’ve reached out to Elena Sharapanovskaia, the head of ITMO’s Medical, Psychological and Social Assistance Center, to ask her about four popular exercises for your mental health and the best ways to use them. Choose the ones that suit you best – and let them be your armor come your first exam. 


  • Quiz Champ's Tips for Erudites

    With its chic dresscode, brain-teasing questions, and nail-biting air of suspense, What? Where? When? is arguably the most popular intellectual game show in Russia. In this article, Mikhail Mun, a distinguished contestant and competition host, spills the beans on how to build a strong team, prep for games, and handle even the trickiest questions.


  • Questions to Expect in a PhD Interview

    Are you prepping for a PhD interview and feeling the pressure to make a great impression? Don't worry, you're not alone! Many students feel the same way before their big day. But with the right preparation and mindset, you can increase your chances of acing it. In this story, we will go over some tips and strategies on how to successfully navigate the PhD interview process and make a lasting impression on the selection committee. From researching the program and its faculty to practicing your answers and staying calm under pressure, we'll cover everything you need to know to pass your PhD interview with flying colors.