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Posts by: Ellie

22 Jan
2017

It doesn’t take a Russophile to know the name Tchaikovsky and be able to enjoy all the way from overture to the grand finale. It doesn’t even take a music genius. Tchaikovsky’s name is known ...

12 Dec
2016

So the time has come to say take my last selfies on Red Square, buy my last few matryoshkas and say my goodbyes, or my до свидание’s! Time has passed so quickly, bringing to mind Turgenev’s ...

08 Dec
2016

For the last three months I have been living with my friend Karina, a student in one of Moscow’s top universities. In a previous #studentlife post, I wrote about the inefficiencies faced by ...

07 Dec
2016

So December is well underway and that means one thing: Christmas! Except, Christmas isn’t quite the same over here in Russia. First of all, they celebrate New Year (Новый год), a tradition ...

05 Dec
2016

As I come to the end of my stay in Russia and I look ahead to what my future may hold, I can’t help but ask the question: why do I and so many others study Russian? I am not the only one that ...

01 Dec
2016

As winter arrived and snow began to fall, I realised that I lacked the vocab that is most needed right now – words to help me describe the weather! I don’t mean any old weather, I mean the ...

30 Nov
2016

Recently, I happened across the strangest but most fabulous place. I was absentmindedly walking in the general direction of the Moscow Zoo, hoping to discover some unknown spots – I was ...

29 Nov
2016

[caption id="attachment_44055" align="alignright" width="300"] A large selection of food from the lunch menu[/caption]
Not more than a three-minute walk from Liden & Denz Moscow is ...

28 Nov
2016

In January 2016, the BBC premiered one of its most ambitious and long-awaited literary adaptations: War and Peace. The Russian classic was brought to life by the British broadcaster for the ...

25 Nov
2016

This weekend, Moscow’s Design Centre (Центр дизайна), Artplay, is hosting Art Weekend, a market for all lovers of unique handmade gifts and crafts. With over 200 sellers, the autumn Art ...

22 Nov
2016

Reading in Russian: Where to Start
In today’s classes, the topic of reading in Russian came up. Most teachers would agree that reading is the best way to consolidate the grammar and ...

21 Nov
2016

A topic that has come up in conversation a lot for me in the last week is healthcare in Russia and, in particular, the use of antibiotics. This is rather coincidental, as when I went to do ...