До свидания!

Kamila and Lucia have come to the end of their internships at Liden & Denz, here they reflect on their experiences of learning and living in Russia over the past six weeks. Lucia: Kamila, you interned with Liden and Denz in St. Petersburg last year, what made you decide to return? Kamila: Yes, last summer… Continue reading

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A Short Dictionary of Georgian Food

Ironically – one of the highlights of visiting Russia is an international cuisine! It’s hard to find anyone who has visited a Georgian restaurant who doesn’t rave about it endlessly afterwards. If you have yet to be initiated, use our handy dictionary to help decide what to pick off the menu. 1. Хачапури (Khachapuri) The… Continue reading

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Learn Russian like a Memory Master

With six cases, two verb aspects and very few vocabulary cognates, learning Russian involves an intimidating amount to memorise. Here are some hacks to help you manage. It struck me mid-way through one of my lessons last week; we were learning four Russian verbs equivalent to the English ‘to dress/undress’, (одевать, надевать, раздевать, снимать). Once… Continue reading

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Amazons of the Avant-Garde: Five Female Russian Artists You’ve Never Heard Of

Following our review of Zinaida Serebryakova’s exhibition at the Tretyakov, we take a look at the careers of five other female artists who have made major contributions to Russian cultural history. 1. Natalia Goncharova (1881-1962) Goncharova’s rich career frequently courted controversy. She scandalised Moscow society for being the first woman in the city to wear… Continue reading

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Exhibition Review: Zinaida Serebryakova at the Tretyakov

The Tretyakov gallery’s summer’s blockbuster exhibition is the biggest ever retrospective of Zinaida Serebryakova – perhaps the most famous Russian artist you’ve never heard of… Zinaida Serebryakova (1884-1967), deserves to be far better known than she is. One of the most remarkable female artists in Russian history, her long career spanned multiple different styles and… Continue reading

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