Renting a Room in Moscow

Finding a place to live in Europe’s largest city is an overwhelming task, here’s our handy guide to help you out: Liden & Denz does a fantastic job providing accommodation for its students, in shared flats, family home-stays or studio-apartments. If however, you’re interested in finding private accommodation for your stay in Russia it can be difficult to know where to start – especially if your Cyrillic isn’t up to scratch! With twelve million inhabitants, countless new rooms come on the market each day, but some Russian accommodation websites are a little sketchy to say the least. Here’s our pick of the most reliable and user-friendly short-term rental sites for prospective students: 1. Air BnB The international market leader for short-term lets is a popular op ...

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The Most Famous Moscow Buildings Never Built

In the first of our two-part guide to Moscow architecture, we take a look at some of the most iconic designs which never left the drawing board. Moscow’s architecture is astonishingly rich and diverse, however few people know about the parallel history which runs, invisible, alongside the city streets and squares. In today’s blog we delve into the fascinating story of ‘paper architecture’ – those designs which never made it past the blueprint stage. Given the utopian ambition of the Soviet project, Moscow has a rich reserve of designs which never saw the light of day. Here are four of the most famous examples of architecture whose ambition superseded actuality. 1. The Palace of the Soviets Many people know the story of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour; that ...

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Всем привет from Lucia, the new intern in Moscow

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Всем привет from Lucia, the newest intern in Moscow Всем привет! My name is Lucia, I’m 23 years old and I’m the newest intern at Liden & Denz in Moscow. I am a recent graduate of the University of Udine in Italy, where I studied Foreign Languages and Literatures. I’m always been filled with wanderlust, with the desire to meet new people, see new places and face different cultures and that’s why during my years at the University I travelled a lot, from Ireland to Mongolia, from Brazil to Latvia. I’ve dreamt to visit Russia since I was a little girl, when my grandmother showed me a matrioshka and I couldn’t help but be charmed by it! Unfortunately, although one of my favourite subjects of study at University was Russian culture, during the years I have never had the chance to visit the c ...

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Another Day of Sun… Our Moscow Walking Tour

It’s official – summer’s (finally!) arrived in Moscow. We made the most of the sun by setting out to see the city sights…🏙☀️📸 A city with as rich a history as Moscow calls for a tour guide, and luckily – every week, Liden & Denz organises free walking tours to help its new students orient themselves in their respective cities. On Wednesday, we set out with Varvara, who lead us south along the bustling Tverskaya street towards the city’s most famous spot: Red Square. The location of Liden & Denz Moscow means it’s just a stone’s throw away from Moscow’s main boulevard and one of the world’s most expensive streets to live on; Tverskaya – Russia’s answer to Oxford Street or Fifth Avenue. Stretching from the city ...

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Russian Parasitic Words

You can read Pushkin and Tolstoy in Russian, but can you understand a conversation on the street? Fear not! In this video, Liden & Denz intern Ryan Gourley will discuss fillers in Russian casual speech, known as parasitic words or “слова-паразиты.”

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