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Posts by: Ayla Opatz

07 Apr
2017
The last 10 weeks have passed by in a flash. Sadly, this means that I will have to say goodbye to Liden & Denz, goodbye to St. Petersburg and goodbye to all of those amazing people, who I ...
29 Mar
2017
7 things to consider before you start studying Russian There are plenty of good reasons why you should start learning Russian as a foreign language. With a total number of 277 million Russian ...
22 Mar
2017
The Hermitage has opened its doors to one of the most famous and most discussed artists of the modern art scene: Jan Fabre. His exhibition ‘Knight of Despair/Warrior of Beauty’ features a ...
21 Mar
2017
Die russische Sprache umfasst Schätzungen zufolge circa 500.000 Wörter. Dazu zählen auch Lehnwörter aus anderen Sprachen, wie zum Beispiel ресторан (restaran) aus dem Französischen oder ландшафт ...
08 Mar
2017
Every year on March 8th Russian women become the center of attention. This day is reserved for Russian men to pamper their wife, girlfriend, mother, sisters and favorite female co-workers with ...
06 Mar
2017
During my stay in St.Petersburg I was learning so many new words and phrases in Russian and started to think of ways to use them in everyday life. But with whom should I speak? I didn’t know ...
24 Feb
2017
Have you ever heard about Defender of the Fatherland Day? Or as it is called in Russian День защитника Отечества (Den’ zaschtschitnika Otschestva)? If not- Don’t worry. I have gathered the ...
21 Feb
2017
The Russian holiday Maslenitsa (Масленица), also called ‘Butterweek’, is taking place from 20th-26th of February this year. If you have not heard of Maslenitsa before, you might want to think of ...
17 Feb
2017
If you ask me, the process of learning a language is never easy. Foreign vocabulary and grammatical structures do not just fly into your brain during sleep. However, I am convinced that making ...
15 Feb
2017
Last weekend I visited the 2016 Wildlife of Russia Photography Exhibition in St.Petersburg. It displays the winning pieces from last year’s competition of the same name. The project is a ...
10 Feb
2017
Smolny Convent is located on Ploschad Rastrelli very close to the famous river Neva. It is composed of the Smolny Cathedral (Smolny Sobor) and the surrounding building complex, which was ...
08 Feb
2017
A Visit to Sennoy Market Last weekend I decided to visit one of the oldest grocery markets of St.Petersburg: Sennoy market / Сенной рынок (Sennoy rynok). It is located centrally at Moskovsky ...