Saying goodbye – A short recap of my work & study experience

The last 10 weeks have passed by in a flash. Sadly, this means that I will have to say goodbye to Liden & Denz, goodbye to St. Petersburg and goodbye to all of those amazing people, who I have had the pleasure to meet during my stay. In the following I want to sum up… Continue reading

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7 things to consider before you start studying Russian

Russisch Lernen

There are plenty of good reasons why you should start learning Russian as a foreign language. With a total number of 277 million Russian speakers, it is considered the world’s 5th most commonly spoken language. You might find it interesting to hear that only about one half of the total number of Russian speakers is… Continue reading

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Jan Fabre’s Exhibition – Knight of Despair / Warrior of Beauty

Jan Fabre's Ausstellung

The Hermitage has opened its doors to one of the most famous and most discussed artists of the modern art scene: Jan Fabre. His exhibition ‘Knight of Despair/Warrior of Beauty’ features a multifaceted collection of more than 200 artworks, ranging from pencil sketches to a woman’s dress, made out of beetles.  The exhibition spreads over… Continue reading

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15 Falsche Freunde Russisch-Deutsch – Warum Russen immer “Ja” sagen

Falsche Freunde Russisch-Deutsch

Die russische Sprache umfasst Schätzungen zufolge circa 500.000 Wörter. Dazu zählen auch Lehnwörter aus anderen Sprachen, wie zum Beispiel ресторан (restaran) aus dem Französischen oder ландшафт (landschaft) aus dem Deutschen. Doch aufgepasst, manchmal sehen sich Russische und deutsche Wörter zum Verwechseln ähnlich oder klingen fast gleich, haben jedoch unterschiedliche Bedeutungen. In der Linguistik bezeichnet man solche… Continue reading

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March 8th – Celebrating Women’s Day in Russia

March 8th - Celebrating Women's Day in Russia

Every year on March 8th Russian women become the center of attention. This day is reserved for Russian men to pamper their wife, girlfriend, mother, sisters and favorite female co-workers with flowers, little presents or just an extra bit of attention. In a way, Women’s Day in Russia is like a mixture between Valentine’s and… Continue reading

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