List of resources for self-development

Department of educational and extra-curricular activities made a list of useful resources for self-development in times of isolation.

Relevant on-line platforms of Russian Universities

Lectorium of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Engineering:

Scientific lectures of the State Moscow University named after V.V. Lomonosov:

Academic project «ITMOcourses ‒ open online learning»:

Library of St. Petersburg State University online courses:

Online-education at the Higher school of Economics:


Online courses

Educational platform Coursera:

Educational Platform of online courses from the leading Russian Universities “Open education”

Educational portal of the project WorldSkills:

Online platform of free courses from the World Leading Universities Academic Earth:
Academic platform of free distant learning EDX:

Public digital library of open educational resources OER Commons:

Online-education “Open University”:

Library of on-line lessons from Khan Academy:

Interuniversity platform of e-education “Universarium”:

Educational Platform and online courses constructor Stepik:

Educational online-project of Egor Gaidar Foundation “Egor Gaidar’s open University”:

Modern knowledge web-site “Theory and Practice”:

Media library “Lectorium”:

Library of mini courses “Netology”:

E-academic database Alexander Street:

Educational portal soft skills 4Brain:

Online school of City Entrepreneurs Vector:

Project of modern fundamental science:


Presentations and conferences

TED: (


On-line libraries with free (or partly free) access

Cambridge University Library (

The World Digital Library (

Educational platform URIGHT (


Resources for on-line language learning

Busuu (

Duolingo (

Lingualeo (

Lingvist (

English by watching (

Materials to study Russian language rules for the annual event “Total Dictation” (



Virtual tours and online collection are unforgettable.

1. State Hermitage
Virtual tour

2. State Russian Museum
Virtual tour

3. Pinacoteca Brera.

4. Uffizi Gallery

5. Museum complex in Vatican

6. National Archaeological Museum of Athens

7. National Museum Prado

8. Salvador Dali’s museum

9. Art museum of Van Gogh
Virtual tour with google street view:

10. Louvre
Virtual tour

11. British museum
Virtual tour:

12. Metropolitan Museum

13. National Galley of Arts in Washington

14. Museum of the History of Arts, Vienna

15. National museum of Art, Krakow
Virtual tour:

16. Museum of Art, Budapest

Theatre and Ballet

  1. Moscow Taganka theatre is fully online

  2. Mobile Art Theatre

  1. Bolshoi Theatre online:


Documentaries online


  1. Cultural platform “Synchronisation”

  1. Culture.RF

  1. Open versions of magazine “Art dialogues”


Contact information

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