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  • Best Activities to Kickstart Your Brain After Holidays

    We’ve all been there: the holidays are over and your responsibilities are calling, but your mind is still chock-full with garlands, candy, and wrapping paper. Diving into work (or studies) head-first isn’t gonna cut it – you’ll need to pick up some steam first. So, here are some of our best ideas for how to get back into gear with these fun-yet-healthy distractions.


  • These Winter Holidays in St. Petersburg Part 2: January 4-8, 2024

    With all the salads eaten and all the movies watched, it's time to leave your four walls for more than just a quick run to the store – or, if you’re a Brodsky fan, add a handful of exciting ideas on what to do at home during your well-deserved break.


  • What To See at ITMO’s Museum of Optics This Winter Break

    The building located on Birzhevaya Liniya 14 has a rich history: in the early 1860s, it was owned by the Eliseevsky merchant dynasty, and since the 1920s, it has housed a state optical institution, where a graduate of ITMO University recorded the first-ever 3D art hologram. The structure now houses ITMO's Museum of Optics – the first university-based interactive museum that not only introduces visitors to cultural heritage items but also lets them practically feel the magic of science. Here are the top exhibits to see at the museum.


  • Best Books to Read This Winter Break

    When it’s cold outside and the sun is a rare visitor, what better activity could there be than reading a great book in the comfort of your home? It’s the perfect way to travel – over any distance and without any tickets. With the help of our ITMO Library, we’ve put together this quick list of the best wintertime reads for every taste.


  • These Winter Holidays in St. Petersburg Part 1: December 27-January 3

    Are you stuck trying to find the best way to celebrate the coming holidays in the city? We’ve got you covered! Whether you like festive markets, concerts, exhibitions, or ballet, there will definitely be something for you. So, get ready to be merry and read on!


  • 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: 


  • New Year in Russia: Traditional Snacks & Appetizers

    With Olivier, furry herring, and a zillion other mayo mixes, Russians take their festive foods very seriously. Apart from these New Year’s mainstays, the tables will soon be piled high with other, no less delicious meals that are a hit with everyone.


  • 7 Video Games You Can Complete in a Day

    While we wait on Hideo Kojima to cook up something extraordinary in 2023 (we anticipate news on Death Stranding 2 and the other, secret project), here are a few games that can be finished in one evening. Incidentally, our list includes some projects by ITMO students. If you need a break from visiting friends and binging TV, how about trying to find all of the treasures of an ancient flying city, or saving a duckling from a primordial curse? Each of these games takes only a couple of hours to finish on average, so you are not getting bored any time soon.


  • Magic of Science: 5 St. Petersburg Museums to Attend on Winter Holidays

    In St. Petersburg, there are over 200 museums and their branches. The New Year’s holidays offer a great opportunity to visit the most interesting of them. Listening to The Nutcracker under a starry sky, learning about the exploration of the Arctic and Antarctic, experiencing the magic of light – these are just a few of the ways to learn more about science during the holidays!


  • 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.