Posts by: Amy Wyatt

07 Jun
2021
After 13 weeks studying and interning at Liden and Denz, the time has come to say goodbye. I am so grateful to have received such outstanding teaching and to have worked as an editorial assistant for Liden and Denz. Whilst my time here hasn’t been quite what I expected, the school’s online teaching has been second to ...
03 Jun
2021
This week I’m checking in with Anna, a current student and intern at Liden and Denz, to chat with her about what inspired her to study Russian, how she has found studying online with Liden and Denz, and to hear about her recent arrival in St Petersburg from the UK!  Tell us a bit about ...
27 May
2021
Students of Russian will know the struggle that is the letter Ё being printed as Е! Whilst it might seem obvious to native Russians that ёлка begins with a Ё, even if it isn’t typed as such, it can be a nightmare for those of us learning the language.  Why is the letter Ё so ...
21 May
2021
Over the course of the past year, many students have conducted (at least some of) their studies online. Whilst distanced learning  has its advantages, those of us learning Russian have not only had to get to grips with this new normal, but have also had to acquire a host of new vocabulary in order to ...
14 May
2021
Most students of Russian are probably aware that quite a hefty number of English words have crept into the Russian dictionary: ranging from джинсы (jeans) to хедж-фонд (hedge fund)  But, did you know that a number of English words have Russian origins…? Balaclava A close-fitting garment covering the whole head and neck except for parts of ...
08 May
2021
A Short History of День Победы Victory Day is one of the most important celebrations in Russia. It marks the end of the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945). On 8 May 1944 at 22.45, Berlin time, Nazi Germany signed an act of Unconditional Surrender: this equated to 00.43, Moscow time, hence why Victory Day is marked ...
02 May
2021
This year Russian Easter (Пасха) falls on 2 May. Пасха is the largest Russian Orthodox celebration of the year and calls for a lot of entertaining. At the heart of which, of course, lies food! Пасха wouldn’t be the same without its two most-loved desserts: kulich and paskha. So, what exactly are these sweet treats, and ...
29 Apr
2021
Recent research, conducted by GSK, clearly demonstrates the significant impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on people’s behaviour and attitudes towards much milder forms of illness. The findings, published in July 2020, show that a significant proportion of people are taking more precautions than ever before to ward off pesky colds, flus and sore ...
22 Apr
2021
It may seem that the tourist trail in St Petersburg is all about the city’s imperial past: the palaces of Peter the Great and Catherine the Great, the Peter and Paul Fortress and the Fabergé eggs. But, if you only know where to look, you can delve into a different facet of the city’s history: ...
14 Apr
2021
As well as being the lead vocalist of the epic death-metal band MegaDragon, Nathan Paul is currently studying Russian online with Liden and Denz. His five-piece band is based in China and has been making music for approximately two years. Here Nathan explains what motivated him to learn Russian, gives some useful tips for learning ...