Posts By: Garbis Latifyan

03 Jun
2016
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 ...
02 Jun
2016
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 ...
01 Jun
2016
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 ...
31 May
2016
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 ...
30 May
2016
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 ...
27 May
2016
“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 ...
26 May
2016
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 ...
25 May
2016
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 ...
24 May
2016
Russian daily: Россия 1, Россия 24, Planeta RTR Foreign language skills are hard to acquire and to develop, therefore Russian daily experience could help! Because, there is not only grammar, vocabulary, syntax, pronunciation, etc; there is also a need to understand, at least to a certain extent, the context and the cultural background in which, ...
23 May
2016
24th May: Russian Alphabet Day The language has a very special role in Russian culture and society, so does the Russian alphabet. Of course, everywhere the language is a crucial element of people’s identity, but in Russia there is something going beyond that. Indeed, it is the Russian language which makes of the Russians a ...