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Posts by: Alice Bloom

06 Jan
2022

Many have heard of the description of Saint Petersburg as the ‘cultural capital’ of Russia. But in fact, this city was more than that, constituting the official capital of Russia ...

27 Dec
2021

After 15 weeks in Saint Petersburg, the time has finally come to say goodbye and fly home to the UK! Although this was not my first time in Russia (I spent two weeks here in 2018 summer), my ...

15 Dec
2021

In addition to the high quality teaching at Liden & Denz, I have particularly enjoyed the many extra-curricular activities they offer for students. Alongside learning Russian, this ...

06 Dec
2021

Many people have heard the classic advice, that the best way to learn a foreign language is to go to a foreign country where it is spoken by the population. While immersion in this way will ...

03 Dec
2021

No one can claim that the city of Saint Petersburg lacks activities or entertainment. However, while being here for several months, I have particularly enjoyed visiting towns on the outskirts ...

29 Nov
2021

As the weather gets colder, I find this limits the activities you can enjoy, wherever you are. Walking through a park or exploring the city centre is less appealing when it is freezing cold or ...

27 Nov
2021

Before coming to Russia, I had been warned of Russian winters. Whenever I told people that I would be here until December, a typical response referred to the freezing conditions I would have ...

24 Nov
2021

When moving to a new country, wherever it may be, one of the first noticeable changes is the cuisine. Eating out in Russia is extremely cheap, but after a month of non-stop restaurants and ...

22 Nov
2021

Despite having studied Russian for over 6 years, since being in Russia, I have discovered lots about Russian culture that I never knew before. Being in the country offers a new insight into ...

15 Nov
2021

Having spent some time at a Russian university, I have found it interesting to compare education in Russia with the approach in the UK. While in general, teaching styles seem relatively ...

10 Nov
2021

If you’re looking to go out in the evening, especially on a weekend, here are some of the most popular places to go for a night out in Saint Petersburg. There is a myriad of options in ...

08 Nov
2021

First popular in the US, e-scooters have become increasingly widespread across America and European capitals in the past decade. However, this new trend reached Russia slightly later, only ...