До свидания!

Kamila and Lucia have come to the end of their internships at Liden & Denz, here they reflect on their experiences of learning and living in Russia over the past six weeks. Lucia: Kamila, you interned with Liden and Denz in St. Petersburg last year, what made you decide to return? Kamila: Yes, last summer… Continue reading

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A Short Dictionary of Georgian Food

Ironically – one of the highlights of visiting Russia is an international cuisine! It’s hard to find anyone who has visited a Georgian restaurant who doesn’t rave about it endlessly afterwards. If you have yet to be initiated, use our handy dictionary to help decide what to pick off the menu. 1. Хачапури (Khachapuri) The… Continue reading

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Learn Russian Tips

Learn Russian like a Memory Master With six cases, two verb aspects and very few vocabulary cognates, learning Russian involves an intimidating amount to memorise. Here are some hacks to help you manage. It struck me mid-way through one of my lessons last week; we were learning four Russian verbs equivalent to the English ‘to… Continue reading

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Amazons of the Avant-Garde: Five Female Russian Artists You’ve Never Heard Of

Following our review of Zinaida Serebryakova’s exhibition at the Tretyakov, we take a look at the careers of five other female artists who have made major contributions to Russian cultural history. 1. Natalia Goncharova (1881-1962) Goncharova’s rich career frequently courted controversy. She scandalised Moscow society for being the first woman in the city to wear… Continue reading

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Exhibition Review: Zinaida Serebryakova at the Tretyakov

The Tretyakov gallery’s summer’s blockbuster exhibition is the biggest ever retrospective of Zinaida Serebryakova – perhaps the most famous Russian artist you’ve never heard of… Zinaida Serebryakova (1884-1967), deserves to be far better known than she is. One of the most remarkable female artists in Russian history, her long career spanned multiple different styles and… Continue reading

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Language Learning Apps Reviewed

Self-study is essential to improving your Russian – but lets face it, finding the time is tricky… Luckily, help is at hand with language-learning apps. Can memorising vocab really be turned into entertainment? We review five of the best apps to find out. The market for language-learning apps has exploded in recent years, and with… Continue reading

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Ziferblat: Cafe Review

Memorising vocabulary and practicing grammar is so much easier with a good working environment. Moscow has no shortage of cafes, but here’s a hidden gem that you may not have found otherwise… The entrance is, admittedly, unpromising. Ziferblat is located round the back of a продукы store, in a car park. There’s no sign –… Continue reading

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A Small Dictionary of the Moscow Metro

Moscow’s metro is truly unlike any other! Spend any time in the city, and you’ll certainly be travelling on its underground – our handy dictionary will introduce you to the essential terms you need to get on and get around. 1. Автомат (Ticket Machine) Автоматы are the machines you’ll see at the entrance to each metro… Continue reading

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