It is Time for Me to Say Bye – Пока, Счастливо!
It is Time for Me to Say Bye – Пока, Счастливо! It is hard to say bye after 4-week-long stay in Moscow and with Liden & Denz. It is sad and I already feel nostalgic. It has been a memorable experience of learning, of discoveries and of many encounters and friendships with interesting people, both locals and… Continue reading
The Mysterious Russian Attitude Towards English Language
The Mysterious Russian Attitude Towards English Language I have to recognize that Russian attitude displayed with regards to English language baffles me. It seems to me that there is some love-hate dynamics going on. On the one hand, in Russia there are strict legal rules concerning the use of any foreign language and thus they affect… Continue reading
Literature, music and Russian language: all in one
Literature, music and Russian language: all in one Russians excel in literature and this is not anything new. The same applies to music, both classical and modern. I have been thinking of how these areas of Russian pride can serve our objective, which is to advance our command of the Russian language. After some internet… Continue reading
Russian language in a business context: some advice
Russian language in a business context: some advice I expect that many adults learn business Russian, at least in part, because they need to be able to use this language in a professional context. Because this applies to me, while still in Moscow, I wanted to check what are the available resources which can help… Continue reading
Tsaritsino: nature and architecture at its best!
Tsaritsino: nature and architecture at its best! In the early XIXth century the Russian poet Andrey Raevskiy wrote: “Всë, что природа изящного, что искусство прекрасного имеет, – всë найдете Вы в Царицыне” [All that is graceful in nature and beautiful in the arts is to be found in Tsaritsino]. He was right and I suspect… Continue reading
Moscow is more New York than Siberia!
“Moscow: more New York than Siberia!” Meet Varvara Shinkevich Compare Moscow New York rather than Moscow Siberia! Prepare for the volume of everything Moscow has to offer! This is an interview with one of our teachers: Varvara Shinkevich. An introduction My name is Varvara Shinkevich and I have been teaching Russian to foreign students at Liden… Continue reading
Weekday at the Heart of Moscow – down Tverskaya street
Weekday at the Heart of Moscow – down Tverskaya street Georgian food and Russian anti-café After a couple of wet and relatively cold weeks, warm weather seems to be finally back to Moscow and Tverskaya street. As a consequence, both local and visiting populations rush outside and seek to spend as much time as possible… Continue reading
Beyond Liden and Denz: Moscow Language exchange
Beyond Liden and Denz: Moscow language exchange The good command of foreign languages gives plenty of personal, social and professional advantages you can use in Moscow Language exchange. It opens the gates to different cultures, lifestyles and employment markets. More generally, a good grasp of another tongue and the contact with other social communities make… Continue reading