Posts by: Alice Bloom

15 Sep
2021
How did Russians commemorate 80 years since the Siege of Leningrad? On September 8th 1941, the blockade of Leningrad began, when the ring of Nazi German troops and their allies around the city was closed. The blockade lasted 872 days, and sources vary but somewhere between 400,000 to 1,500,000 people died. Nazi Germany planned for ...
13 Sep
2021
An afternoon at Leningrad Zoo On Tuesday afternoon, I visited Saint Petersburg’s zoo, called Ленинградский зоопарк (The Leningrad Zoo), found in Alexander Park in Petrogradsky District. I was surprised by the huge range of animals that live there; Over 600 species can be found there, including big cats, primates, fish, reptiles, farm animals, birds, and ...
09 Sep
2021
An afternoon with a Russian accordionist Last Friday, Anton Semyonov, a Russian accordion player visited Liden and Denz and gave a private performance for the students and staff here. So, instead of writing blogs, I spent the afternoon listening to his music, and enjoying the lively atmosphere it created across the building, as well as ...
08 Sep
2021
How did Russians celebrate ‘День Знаний’ (Knowledge Day) last Wednesday? Since 1935, every year on September 1st, children return to school across Russia, after three months of summer holiday. This day signifies the end of summer and the start of a new academic year, and is known as ‘Knowledge Day’ (День Знаний in Russian). The ...
03 Sep
2021
Привет from Alice Привет! I’m Alice, and I have just started studying at Liden & Denz, which I will be continuing for the next 3 months, alongside the blogging internship they offer, and can’t wait to start exploring St Petersburg and getting to know the city better. I am from London and study French and ...