Posts by: Garbis Latifyan - Page 2

20 May
2016
How people see Lenin and Stalin in modern Russia To me, as an ordinary foreigner observing modern Russia, Lenin and Stalin went always together. In the Western world, we all knew that Stalin was far more evil, but never had much doubts that Lenin was to be put in the same group of absolutist rulers who embarked ...
19 May
2016
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At the Bolshoi theatre: a place deserving its reputation! The Bolshoi theatre is a world-renowned music hall and one of Moscow’s main landmarks. As a classical music enthusiast and in my current situation, which involves wearing two hats, that of a Russian language student and that of a tourist, I thought that missing Bolshoi would ...
18 May
2016
Commemoration of Bulgakov Moscow When in Moscow, it is in order to look at Bulgakov Moscow as well. Usually people read a book once and then move on to something else. Though personally I am not an exception to this rule, there is one book I keep re-reading without losing interest. It is Bulgakov’s novel ...
16 May
2016
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Shopping and Art at Aviapark Moscow If you are a fan of big shopping malls, you must visit Aviapark Moscow! You will find there more than 260 shops, about 50 restaurants, cinemas, entertainment spaces for children, an immense aquarium, a kart race area, a dancing stage and more. Covering some 390 000 square metres, Aviapark ...
13 May
2016
Russian Books and Bookshops – Learning Russian with Audiobooks  Bookshops are true sanctuaries, for Russians are a reading nation! They are proud of both their literary heritage and of how much they read and know about books, written by both national and foreign authors. Engaging a conversation on books may sometimes be a safe option when, ...
12 May
2016
What to expect at Revolution Square metro station? Revolution square metro station is a museum on its own – great architecture, symbolism and superstition at one place. On May 15th, the Moscow metro celebrates its 81st anniversary. This is a good occasion for us to devote a couple of posts to a magnificent architectural landmark ...
11 May
2016
First hand experience: Moscow winter is NOT 365 days long As a foreigner, like many others I believe, I used to think that Moscow winter lasts forever. Russia in general, and Moscow in particular are deemed to be reigned by cold and snow; where people constantly wear heavy clothes; and where, of course, partly because ...
10 May
2016
Intern Introduction, Liden and Denz Spring 2016  – Garbis As usual, this is an Intern Introduction from one of our Spring 2016 Interns! Enjoy! Привет everyone, My name is Garbis and today is my first day with Liden & Denz in their Moscow language centre. I am really excited thinking of the prospect of spending ...