Posts by: christina.weninger

26 Sep
2014
The last two months I lived and studied in the most beautiful city in the world and I am really thankful for this great opportunity! My time here was so rich in emotions, I can’t realize that two months are already over and that I am back in Germany in 3 days. I just came ...
12 Sep
2014
A Must Attend Master Class: Matryoshka Doll Painting Yesterday was a creative Matryoshka Doll Painting evening for nine of our students! They met at 5 p.m. to paint their own matryoshkas! Varvara Shironosova, an art student and teacher at Liden & Denz St. Petersburg, explained us everything about matryoshkas and this special type of art. ...
09 Sep
2014
Former Top Secret Soviet Nuclear Bunker in Moscow Tomorrow, September 10, there will be a rare excursion to a nuclear bunker – Bunker 42, at the Cold War Museum in Moscow! This excursion only repeats every 28 days and tomorrow you could use this opportunity to see an original bunker from the Cold War. 65 ...
04 Sep
2014
You definitely should not miss out Moscow’s city celebration this weekend! Every year the first weekend of September is reserved and dedicated to celebrations around the founding of Moscow. There will be a great variety of events: a sport and music festival at Luzhniki Olympic Complex, Street Art and of course plenty of Russian food ...
01 Sep
2014
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Amy, and I am a new intern (under the title Blogger/Editorial Assistant) and student at Liden & Denz Language Centre in St. Petersburg. I am 27 years old, and currently work as a proofreader from my home in Nottingham, in the UK. I have always been fascinated ...
01 Sep
2014
Maybe you have seen some gorgeous pupils today in the city and you are wondering what celebration took place today? Today is День Знаний, Knowledge day, in Russia! You can also call it the first of September. As soon as August came to an end, Russian schoolchildren returned from holidays at summer camps, dachas or ...
28 Aug
2014
Valenki – Traditional Russian Winter Footwear Do you know them? They are made of wool felt and consist out of 100% natural materials: the Russian Valenkis! Valenkis are the best solution for cold (Russian) winters, because they keep your feet insulated from snow and cold and have healing properties due to their natural heat and massage ...
25 Aug
2014
Almost everybody knows them – beautiful wooden dolls of decreasing size, placed one inside the other: the Russian matryoshka (Матрёшка)! It is the most popular souvenir from Russia and you can’t leave this country without buying one! The matryoshka is a Russian nesting doll, often named as babushka doll. The first matryoshka was carved in ...
20 Aug
2014
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The zoo in Riga is a city-owned zoo and it is the oldest zoo in Northern Europe! It is located in Mezaparks on the western bank of Kisezers Lake. Mezaparks is a very popular place among Riga’s locals. You can have a picnic at the landing stage or make a tour with your bike or ...
19 Aug
2014
If you want to learn something about Russian history and at the same time enjoy a unique folk program, then you have to see the Russian National Dance Show Kostroma. This dance show is performed by the National Ballet Kostroma and takes place daily from June 15th to September 15th in the concert hall of ...