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
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.
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