Posts by: Iris Schut

19 Mar
2021
Goodbye (for now) Liden & Denz! Wow, where to start with! These 4 weeks in Russia have been fantastic, but my time here has come to an end and therefore also my blogposts. I have to take 2 Covid-19 tests, but if all goes well I will fly home on Sunday. I really have to ...
18 Mar
2021
What makes Saint Petersburg the cultural capital of Russia? When I think about Saint Petersburg, the first thing that comes to mind are: the Hermitage museum, world-class ballet, opera and classical concerts. For people who love art and culture, Saint Petersburg is often at the top of their wish-list of cities to see. And rightfully ...
10 Mar
2021
Interesting Facebook groups to follow as a foreigner in Saint Petersburg. When exploring in a new city, it always helps to start with searching for information on topics that you might find intersting. Luckily, there are some Facebook pages dedicated to this specific purpose. When I first moved to Saint Petersburg last year to study ...
05 Mar
2021
The advantages of learning Russian online. When I started to learn Russian a little over a year ago, I thought the best way to get to know the language was by spending time in Russia. This is actually still true: it really helps to be surrounded by people that are all speaking that language that ...
03 Mar
2021
What is the current situation regarding the coronavirus in Russia? As we all know too well by now, about a year ago a lot changed for the most of us. We were planning trips abroad, going to concerts and out for dinner with friends. What first looked like a local problem, soon turned into a ...
02 Mar
2021
How I started to learn Russian and how you can start learning it too! If you are reading this blog, it means that you in some way or another are interested in learning the Russian language. Whether you want to communicate with your new Russian neighbor, whether you want to read Dostojevski in its original ...
26 Feb
2021
How Peter the Great brought a little bit of Dutch culture to Russia! If you have ever been in Amsterdam and Saint Petersburg, you might have noticed that these cities actually have some similarities. This is not coincidental, it is actually because of an old Russian emperor, Peter the Great. In this article, I will ...
24 Feb
2021
Why the sculptures of 2 cats in St. Petersburg have important historical meaning to the city. If you have walked around in Saint Petersburg, you might have noticed the sculptures of two cats: Elisey, who is a male cat, and Vasilia, who is a female cat.  They can be found close to the Eliseevsky store ...
23 Feb
2021
Hello from Liden & Denz Saint Petersburg! For the upcoming  4 weeks I will be a new blogger for Liden & Denz in Saint Petersburg. I am very happy that I am back in Russia and excited to further develop my Russian language skills!  In Amsterdam, where I live, and in the Netherlands in general, ...