A Small Dictionary of St. Petersburg Summer Weather

Exciting news from St. Petersburg: yesterday, for about two hours, we were blessed with the rare and exciting opportunity to see the sun. What’s more, as I write this the sun is somehow miraculously shining, and all of us here at Liden & Denz St. Petersburg are hoping, perhaps naively, that summer has, at last,… Continue reading

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15 False Friends in Russian Language

They said WHAT?! Not all Russian words that sound like English words have the same meaning – these are called false friends. Liden & Denz intern Ryan Gourley will take you through some of the most common false friends and teach you their actual meaning.

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Матрёшка – a famous Russian tradition

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… Continue reading

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