7 Great Russian Cartoons

Want a fun way to boost your vocabulary, improve your pronunciation, and learn more about Russian culture at the same time? Then try watching some Russian cartoons! The country has a great tradition of animation – there are so many to choose from, you’re bound to find something you enjoy. From Russian versions of Western… Continue reading

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A Small Dictionary of Victory Day

Perhaps the most famous Russian holiday, Victory Day or 9 May celebrates the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany in the Second World War (or “Great Patriotic War”, as Russians call it). On this day celebrations and commemorative events are held all over Russia, among which the huge parade on Red Square in Moscow is… Continue reading

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Celebrating Victory Day Through Russian Culture

Victory Day is one of Russia’s biggest national holidays, so it’s no wonder that so many films, songs, poems and books have drawn inspiration from it. Take a look below to see how Russian popular culture celebrates this most special of remembrance days. Films The Cranes are Flying (Летят журавли) Released in 1957, the iconic ‘The… Continue reading

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Immersive Russian at a Stolovaya

You’ve arrived in Russia and the first thing you want is borshch. Where should you get it? At a stolovaya (столовая), of course! How can you order it? In this video Liden & Denz Intern Ryan Gourley will show you the ins and outs of ordering food in Russia in the setting of a stolovaya.… Continue reading

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10 Untranslatable Russian Words

Ever struggled to find the right words in English to describe your undying love for one person, your hair-of-the-dog hangover cure or the humdrum of everyday life? Look no further! These untranslatable Russian words provide a glimpse into the mysteries of the language and give you a whole new set of vocabulary to use. 1)… Continue reading

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