Why is the first pancake always lumpy? Russian idiom explained

This well-known phrase has not so obvious explanation. According to a modern spelling ПЕРВЫЙ БЛИН КОМОМ, it literally means “the first pancake is always a lumpy one” and reminds us not to expect the first attempt to be successful. But historically, the phrase has more to do with bears than with cooking. Ancient Slavonic tribes… Continue reading

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Hello post: new intern at Liden & Denz

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Howdy! Привет! My name is Ryan Gourley and I am from sun-soaked San Antonio, Texas.  I will start my first blog post with a game; the answer will be revealed at the end of the post.  Two of the following statements are truthful, and one is a lie: (А) I was featured in a solo… Continue reading

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Walter Denz, Founder of Liden & Denz Language Centres – Industry Faces

“Inspired by post-Soviet change and a lack of language knowledge, Walter Denz decided against pursuing his academic path and moved from Switzerland to Russia to set up his own business.” StudyTravel magazine, January 2017

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Liden & Denz opens Russian school in Siberia

“Liden & Denz Intercultural Institute of Languages has announced the opening of a new campus in the Russian town of Irkutsk in Siberia, making it the company’s fourth study destination.” The Pie News, January 2017

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Travel Russia: Study Russian In Irkutsk, Siberia!

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Travel Russia: Study Russian In Irkutsk, Siberia! Liden & Denz Intercultural Institute of Languages will open a new campus in Irkutsk in Eastern Siberia – just before summer 2017. After St.Petersburg, Moscow and Riga, this will be our fourth study destination and our first in Asia! Irkutsk – Where is That? Irkutsk is 5000 km east… Continue reading

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