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A Japanese native whose passion is to learn Russian history and culture. That’s what best describes Kento, a participant in ITMO’s summer school in Russian language and culture. His keen interest in learning Russian and becoming a professional translator left us in awe. We got the opportunity to catch up with him and learn all about his experiences in our city. From enjoying the city’s observation decks to getting lost in the grandeur of the Hermitage, let's dive deep into the life of Kento Hasegawa.
Meet our Vietnamese international student: Hang Ly, who is currently studying Russian at ITMO’s Foundation Program. In this interview, she shares her thoughts on being an international student and learning Russian. Through her personal opinions and stories, you can find a lot of useful information about ITMO and St. Petersburg. Read on to get a glimpse of her summer plans, too.
It seems like the first summer month has almost passed! As always, we’ve made a compilation of our musical favorites that were a soundtrack to this June.
We’re happy to share our May playlist, on which you’ll find TV soundtracks, upbeat indie bangers, and dreamy tunes that helped us stay inspired this month and hopefully will do the same to you.
Have you ever heard of Russia’s Golden Ring? A group of ancient cities that were part of the Old Rus, are now sights to see and not too far from Moscow. As you set off to explore the Golden Ring, the first city along the way is Vladimir, the former capital of medieval Russia. I decided to venture out there on my vacation to find out what Vladimir had to offer.
Our editorial team’s monthly digest of musical favorites is here! Tune in to check out what we’ve been enjoying this April.
If you’ve just made the jump to Telegram, there’s a whole unexplored world of fun, useful, or educational channels to follow. Here are some of our team’s top picks: from everyday inspiration and learning opportunities to entertainment guides and virtual assistants.
We all have our good days, bad days, and the in-between days when anything from watching a good movie to seeing our friends, or even just listening to a favorite song, can change the mood of the day. Books can be a great source of joy and inspiration when we're feeling down and need a pick-me-up. So, we've put together some of our favorite books that always give us a boost.
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.
The weeks after New Year’s are perfect for staying home, surrounding yourself with friends and snacks (friends optional), and enjoying some quality entertainment. Here is our guide to the season’s recent and upcoming releases that have us hyped for January binging.