What makes St Petersburg so… Petersburg?

This year is the third time that I have had the pleasure of living in St Petersburg (also lovingly known as ‘Piter’). It’s a city that is so easy to fall in love with, and the first time I came here, within a couple of weeks I was completely and utterly charmed. The city’s atmosphere… Continue reading

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Russia and its fabulous sense of superstition

superstizione

Russians are a superstitious bunch: 53% of the Russian population believe strongly in superstitions (according to the Levada Centre, 2013)! However, many foreigners have never even heard of a lot of Russian superstitions. During my time in Russia I have noticed several peculiar customs that have turned out to be connected to Russian superstitions, so… Continue reading

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Hello from Alana

Alana intern

Привет всем (Hello)! I’m Alana, Liden & Denz’s newest St Petersburg intern. I started my time in the school here at the beginning of August and I’m already loving my new busy Russian life. I’m a British citizen but have had the luck to move through a few different countries in recent years including the… Continue reading

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