Bridges in Saint Petersburg: history and quirks

Saint Petersburg bridges

Today we’re having a closer look at history and quirks of Saint Petersburg’s most beautiful bridges. I mean, this city has an astounding 342 bridges connecting its 42 islands. I feel obliged to mention them. And, on top of that, I find bridges in Saint Petersburg absolutely fascinating, not only because of all the key… Continue reading

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Russian music for language learning, why not?

Russian music for dummies

Believe it or not, listening to some Russian music will help you a lot with your understanding of the language and its grammar structures. I can tell it to you since I’ve experienced it first hand. Though you may feel a little bit overwhelmed at the beginning because of the river of new words, it’ll… Continue reading

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Life in St. Petersburg, cheaper than you think

Saint Petersburg

Living in the Venice of North, as people use to call Saint Petersburg, may seem a paper dream. With a population of 5M inhabitants, give or take, and an appearance similar to metropolis such as London, Paris and other very expensive European capitals, the city can fool you into thinking that life here is extremely… Continue reading

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The Seven Wonders: close-up of Russian nature

Travel around Russia

Since I’m a little forgetful, my bad, I might have omitted to tell you that nature is one of the things I love the most. That’s the reason why in today’s article I will list what I called “The Seven Russian Wonders”, that is, breathtaking examples of Russian nature dotted all around the country which… Continue reading

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Russian months’ names and their etymology

Russian months names

Today I want to share with you a list of Russian months with their etymology, since it is in my belief that knowing where a word comes from will come in handy in the long run. Let me explain: Russian is an analytic language and its words are formed with suffixes and prefixes. So, even… Continue reading

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Orthodox Easter in Russiа: С днём Светлой Пасхи

Painted Easter eggs

Since today is Easter day what’s better than having a closer look to one of the most important Orthodox Catholic celebration? For those who are curious to know more about Easter in Russia, here you are. In this article I’m going to “unravel you the secrets” of Orthodox Easter and, on top of that, to… Continue reading

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The colourful world of Russian sayings

babushke russe

Safe to say that Russian is a “filthy” rich language, with an insanely wide range of different proverbs and sayings that fit every situation and can be used to convey your message in a very punctual way. What’s more learning them and their origin will give you a wider cultural understanding, that’s why I decided… Continue reading

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Hello from Federico, the new Italian intern in SPB!

Hello from the new Italian intern

Всем привет! Let me introduce myself: my name is Federico and I am a new intern at Liden & Denz in St Petersburg. I’m from Italy, Milan and I’m an Interpreting and Translation graduate back in my home country. Hence my trip to Russia, so as to perfect the language. Truth be said, back then,… Continue reading

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