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  • Yagodnoe: More Than a Summer Camp

    In case you didn’t know, ITMO University has its own outdoor sports and leisure camp – Yagodnoe. Situated by the beautiful Lake Berestovoye and just an hour’s ride from St. Petersburg, it allows students, staff and alumni to relax, play sports, and enjoy the region’s beautiful nature while building shared experiences.


  • 5 Russian Natural Wonders

    Whenever I get to discuss my Russian travel plans with my friends, there comes a moment when one of us says, “This has to be the place every Russian wants to visit”. I noticed that those seemed to fit perfectly with another “Russian dream” of crossing the country from West to East, stopping at some of the world’s most amazing natural wonders along the way. Here’s what’s on my list for my round-the-country trip once I get to make it.


  • This Stay-at-Home Weekend in St. Petersburg: Virtual Travel

    Wanderlust getting you down? Here are some virtual tours to explore the world from your home, for free!


  • Love Diversity (and Exploring!) Like a Russian

    So have an irresistible urge to travel around Russia but that’s not exactly feasible right now? Besides, your attention span is down to a nanosecond? Cue in Multi-Russia, 55 postcard-style cartoons about the country’s various regions told by who else? A bear!


  • Fort Konstantin: A Historic Island Fortress in the Gulf of Finland

    St. Petersburg owes much of its history to naval glory, and with February 23 – Defender of the Motherland Day – around the corner, how about exploring one of the most unique naval fortifications in St. Petersburg and a lighthouse museum – a gem for an optics pro?


  • Travel the Trans-Siberian Railway Like a Russian

    New Year is all about planning new adventures. I’ve always wanted to travel along the iconic Trans-Siberian Railway all the way from Moscow, across the Urals, through Siberia and to Vladivostok in the Far East. At 9,289 km it is the longest railroad in the world and bridges the vastness of Russia. 


  • A Quick Getaway to Moscow: the Journey from St. Petersburg

    There are a lot of reasons to travel to Moscow from St. Petersburg and getting there can be a fun adventure in and of itself. For a city 700 km away, it’s surprisingly close. It may not be the geographical center of Russia, but it is its center in every other way. Moscow is the hub of all activity; where meetings and conferences are held; where people come from all around Russia to gather.


  • Tourism by Numbers: ITMO University Presents Projects at Saint Petersburg Travel Hub Expo

    The forum and exhibition Saint Petersburg Travel hub, which gathered members of the nation’s tourist community and participants from 57 regions of the country, has recently come to a close. This year’s Travel Hub coincided with the 23rd session of the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization. One of the forum’s topics was the digital transformation of the travel industry. ITMO University took part in the exhibition; its staff presented a number of interdisciplinary projects that weave together the history and culture of St. Petersburg with digital technologies.


  • How to Get From Pulkovo Airport to St. Petersburg City Center

    So you’ve just arrived in St. Petersburg from who knows where, you’re exhausted, jetlagged, you don’t speak the language, and you just want to get to bed as soon as possible. Familiar? Here's how to do that with the least amount of fuss and without getting lost. 


  • Study Abroad Tips: Packing for Your Trip

    Sometimes it’s not a pen and a copy-book you should put in your school bag, but a fork and a mug. For example, when you go to study abroad. Ivan Zhuravlev and ITMO University’s student news portal Megabyte interviewed several ITMO students about their experience of packing for their exchange abroad.