Posts by: Front Desk - Page 2

22 Feb
2017
This well-known phrase has not so obvious explanation. According to a modern spelling ПЕРВЫЙ БЛИН КОМОМ, it literally means “the first pancake is always a lumpy one” and reminds us not to expect the first attempt to be successful. But historically, the phrase has more to do with bears than with cooking. Ancient Slavonic tribes ...
09 Feb
2017
Howdy! Привет! My name is Ryan Gourley and I am from sun-soaked San Antonio, Texas.  I will start my first blog post with a game; the answer will be revealed at the end of the post.  Two of the following statements are truthful, and one is a lie: (А) I was featured in a solo ...
20 Jan
2017
“Inspired by post-Soviet change and a lack of language knowledge, Walter Denz decided against pursuing his academic path and moved from Switzerland to Russia to set up his own business.” StudyTravel magazine, January 2017
20 Jan
2017
“Liden & Denz Intercultural Institute of Languages has announced the opening of a new campus in the Russian town of Irkutsk in Siberia, making it the company’s fourth study destination.” The Pie News, January 2017
17 Jan
2017
Travel Russia: Study Russian In Irkutsk, Siberia! Liden & Denz Intercultural Institute of Languages will open a new campus in Irkutsk in Eastern Siberia – just before summer 2017. After St.Petersburg, Moscow and Riga, this will be our fourth study destination and our first in Asia! Irkutsk – Where is That? Irkutsk is 5000 km east ...
13 Jan
2017
Boo! It’s Friday the Thirteenth – a day when the nightmares come true. We hope you do not suffer from not so rare disease called Triskaidekaphobia))) Russians are superstitious at such a deep genetic level that demons, omens, and evil spirits of all sorts are constantly present in our daily life. It’s true in terms ...
29 Dec
2015
Among other things to admire in Latvia, is its wooden architecture designed and built since the 9th century. Before it was used to build family houses and homesteads, but today it is part of its culture heritage and projects. However, the Araisi Archaeological Museum Park located on an island in the region of Cēsis, is ...
29 Dec
2015
On November 9th of 1818 in the city of Oryol (Орёл) located in the center of the country, the Russian writer Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev was borned, he might not sound very famous to most of you but he is recognized by his novels, poems and theater plays characterized for elegant execution, lucidity and liberal ideology. ...
29 Dec
2015
One of the places to visit on weekend meanwhile you are staying in Saint Petersburg would be the Pulkovskaya observatory located in the Moskovskii region (Mосковский район) near the airport. It was inaugurated by the astronomer Friedrich Wilhem von Struve in 1839; there only certain activities were allowed and could be carry out, such as ...
29 Dec
2015
For those who enjoy cocktails, love the nightlife and are staying in Moscow during the weekend, then you should try to get into Mendeleev’s bar, which is secretly located behind a noodle shop named ‘Lucky noodles’. This bar is dedicated to the mixology, and for those who do not have any idea of what I’m ...