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  • Our Top Holiday Season Activities in St. Petersburg

    With St. Pete all geared up for the holidays, our team has ventured out and explored the city in its festive splendor to tell you all about the fun-packed holiday activities you can enjoy on your winter break. Here are our heartfelt reviews: 


  • This Week in St. Petersburg: December 7-13, 2023

    As the holidays are a-coming, it’s time to take the festivity in: we’re talking ice rinks, open spaces, winter markets and fairs, and a couple of intriguing displays for the in-betweens.


  • Date Ideas for All Occasions

    If you’re planning a date but our summer ideas don’t quite work for mid-February, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of what to do for a date – with yourself, a friend, or a partner – when it’s winter in St. Petersburg. Let’s go!


  • Things To Do When It’s Too Cold Outside

    When it's getting frostbite-cold outside, exploring the city may not be the greatest idea, but, luckily, there's a bunch of other things you can do while staying in the warmth of your room.


  • Our Top Non-Holiday Holiday Songs

    It's been a whirlwind year of music in our editorial team. We jammed to our top favorites, got nostalgic about our school years, came up with a killer playlist for a Halloween party, and even found a musical cure to the blues. But which songs are we listening to now as we enter 2023? Spoiler alert: it’s not Last Christmas or All I Want For Christmas Is You.


  • A Guide to Winter Trips from St. Petersburg

    Having reached the long winter holidays, you are expected to pick, just like a festive outfit, one of the personalities: a couch potato or a go-getter. We totally feel both of them, but in case you find yourself on the active side of this choice, take a look at our digest of travel destinations to explore during your vacation.


  • Sbiten and Vzvar: Slavic Way to Gluehnwein

    Tea and coffee were brought to Russia relatively recently, but, as you can imagine, hot beverages have always been a necessity in our climate. What kind of drinks were they, other than Ivan chai?


  • A Guide to Winter in St. Petersburg

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year, as the song goes. You can’t help but love it, even despite the bitter cold, the early sunsets, or the occasional flu. But if it’s your first time in the city when the white veil descends upon us, you might have questions. How do I dress for the weather? How do Russians celebrate the holidays? And which activities can you enjoy? Let’s find out the answers in this digest of winter-themed stories by ITMO.NEWS.


  • Student Spotlight: Shafayet Ullah Nadeem, Bangladesh

    What is it like to be an international student at ITMO? Is winter a challenge for foreigners? What do international students think about Russian food? To get the answers to these questions, we caught up with Shafayet Ullah Nadeem, an international student from Bangladesh.


  • Winter in Russian Cinema

    The holidays might be over, but winter is still very much in full swing! Check out some of our most beloved winter-themed movies and also get a unique take on Russian culture.