Farewell, Rina!

До свидания Rina! It is sadly time to bid farewell to another one of our great interns. Rina is on her way back to Canada, so I asked her a few questions to find out about her time in Russia, working and studying at Liden & Denz. So, Rina, tell me a little bit about… Continue reading

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How to be a Hypochondriac in Russian

Confession number three: I might be a hypochondriac, or, in Russian, ипохондрик. At the first sign of a cold, I’m liable to convince myself that I’m about to die any variety of tragic deaths. When I first arrived in Russia I accidentally cut my toe on a piece of broken glass and spent a week… Continue reading

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Russian Revolution of 1917

Saint-Petersburg is known as the cradle of the Russian Revolution, a central event of the 20th century. After the 1917 February revolution which led to the abdication of Tsar Nicholas ll. the Provisional Government declared a political amnesty. Exile revolutionaries such as Lenin and Trotsky flooded the city. By setting up a network of workers… Continue reading

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Hello from the new intern

Здравствуйте! My name is Claire, and I am an English/French university student studying German and Russian in the UK. I’ll be interning at Liden & Denz St. Petersburg until the end of August. My love affair with Russian culture started off as a niche interest during my awkward teenage phase – I’m another one of… Continue reading

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A Curated Guide to Russian Phonology

Do you ever have trouble pronouncing Russian words? This video will demystify some of the most difficult sounds in the Russian language and show you around the phonological soundscape of the Russian language. Brought to you by Liden & Denz intern Ryan Gourley. Let us know in the comments what the hardest sounds are for… Continue reading

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