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This Weekend in St. Petersburg: January 26-27

This Weekend in St. Petersburg: January 26-27

Predominating this weekend’s program is the 75th anniversary of the lifting of the Siege of Leningrad, with a lot of events commemorating the big day. Here are some of them, with a couple of extras thrown in for good measure.

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Science Day at ITMO University

Science Day at ITMO University

On February 8, the Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art will host the ITMO Open Science Conference. The event will bring together ITMO University’s researchers, PhD students and heads of the University’s departments, who will talk about the latest achievements in an unusual format. The conference’s mission is to provide a platform for efficient communication and knowledge exchange between the University’s schools and faculties.

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St. Petersburg’s Architectural Gems: Eclecticism

St. Petersburg’s Architectural Gems: Eclecticism

The developments in Russia’s political, social and economic life in the mid-19th century caused the crisis of Classicism and the rise of Eclecticism, which dramatically transformed the face of the city.

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Biggest Anthropology Breakthroughs of 2018

Biggest Anthropology Breakthroughs of 2018

Stanislav Drobyshevsky is a Russian anthropologist, science communicator, associate professor at the Biological Faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University, and a science editor at the Antropogenez.ru portal. Last weekend, he published his take on the most remarkable scientific discoveries of 2018. Read on to learn the details.

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Winter, Explained: Why Snow is White, Ice Slippery, and Snowflakes Unique

Winter, Explained: Why Snow is White, Ice Slippery, and Snowflakes Unique

Some of us associate winter with snow, ice, frost, snowflakes and other nature’s charms, for others it’s a constant struggle with their zoning-off phone and fogged-up glasses. But what are the scientific reasons behind all of these factors, pleasant or not so much? ITMO.NEWS investigates.

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Nanophotonics' Most Topical Fields: Research on Hybrid Metal-Dielectric Structures

Nanophotonics' Most Topical Fields: Research on Hybrid Metal-Dielectric Structures

Hybrid metal-dielectric structures hold great promise for the development of new data recording devices, improved sensors and optical chips. This is the field that Yali Sun, a PhD student from ITMO's Faculty of Physics and Engineering, focuses on. Back in China, she obtained education in the field of electronics, and then chose to focus on nanophotonics. In an interview with ITMO.NEWS, she spoke about the differences between education in Russia and China, gender issues, and working in this new relevant field.

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Russian Pelmeni:  Not Just Student Food

Russian Pelmeni: Not Just Student Food

It’s breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A Russian version of instant ramen, a perfect comfort food, and a cultural phenomenon, Russian dumplings are the perfect dish to help you get through the winter.

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24-Year Old Millionaire on Cryptocurrency and Personal Development

24-Year Old Millionaire on Cryptocurrency and Personal Development

ITMO University graduate Sergey Khitrov launched his first business when he was a first-year Bachelor’s student and earned his first million rubles at the age of 19. Now he organizes major international conferences on cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies and works on several projects. Among them is Listing.Help, a company that helps other companies make it to big cryptocurrency exchanges. Over the last year and a half, the company has promoted more than 400 ICO projects. In this interview with ITMO.NEWS, Sergey Khitrov talks about the future of blockchain technologies and the latest trends in the field of cryptocurrency.

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Nights in a Library, History Lessons and Stress Relieving Dogs: Academic Exchange at Seoul National University

Nights in a Library, History Lessons and Stress Relieving Dogs: Academic Exchange at Seoul National University

Eduard Kamalov, a student at ITMO's Faculty of Technological Management and Innovations, spent his fifth semester at Seoul National University (South Korea) on an exchange program. Eduard told ITMO.NEWS about the operation of South Korea's largest university and why studying there is a great experience for any student, how much money one has to take with them, and why they have to be ready for particular manifestations of nationalism, spicy food and history lessons.

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Movie Fridays: Black Books, or The Good Old Telly of Yore

Movie Fridays: Black Books, or The Good Old Telly of Yore

The much-talked-of (not least because of a recent biopic with, gasp, Keira Knightley in the lead role) French writer Sidonie Gabrielle Colette famously spoke of January as “this evil month, anxious as a theatrical producer’s forehead”, and let’s admit it: she has a point. Want to escape from the harsh reality that expects you to spend your free time between the treadmill and the art gallery, become more zen than Yoda, and quit your hummus obsession? We propose revisiting old TV classics. Here’s one great show to get you started.

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