A summary of my experience in St. Petersburg

Here we are, the end of this wonderful experience has come: it’s time to say goodbye to Russia. After two months in Saint Petersburg it’s hard not to be sad at the idea of leaving this wonderful country. This experience has changed me and changed me for the better. I would like to share with… Continue reading

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Farewell to Keshia

The time has come, once again, to say goodbye to a fellow intern. Keshia is leaving after three months at Liden & Denz St. Petersburg. Keshia, tell me a little bit about yourself. I’m Keshia and I’m from Switzerland. I live in Zurich, in the German speaking part of Switzerland. I study multilingual communication. Why… Continue reading

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Loanwords: how Russian reflects European influence

Not only people travel, also words do! When a word is adopted from one language and incorporated into another language without translation it is called loanword. Loanwords are used every day: people are so accustomed to them that they don’t even realise that they are using a foreign word. Loanwords of course can be found in Russian, as in every other… Continue reading

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Small dictionary of Autumn

Autumn is one of the most beautiful and colourful times of the year. It’s a poetic season during which Russia strongly reveals her beauty: colours change from green into gold, while leaves begin to fall. Let’s learn some words and expressions related to Russian autumn through this small dictionary! 1) Бабье лето (Indian summer) A final… Continue reading

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Russian Language Lessons for Foreigners

cosa bisogna sapere prima di studiare russo

How to Learn Russian – 8 Things You Need to Know Russian is beautiful, no argument about that. But the language of Pushkin is also very, very difficult. I’ve been studying Russian in Russia for some years now and I can tell you –  it’s a language that must be studied constantly and seriously if… Continue reading

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8 most common Russian homonyms

Some Russian homonyms

One of the first things you notice when you start learning Russian is that there are many words which are spelled and pronounced the same but have different meanings. As if Russian wasn’t difficult enough! Homonymous Russian words can be funny though. Don’t you believe me? Have a лук at the following list! 1) Лук… Continue reading

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Farewell to Tom

Tom has worked one month as an intern at Liden & Denz in Saint Petersburg. Let’s find out more about his experience! Tom, tell us about yourself! I’m Tom from London, I’m 22 years old, I studied German and Russian at University and I am going to start a MA in Russian in late September.… Continue reading

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Mayakovsky’s Backbone flute

Vladimir Mayakovsky is considered one of the Russian Futurism’s leading figures and is known as the Poet of Revolution. There is no other writer, in fact, linked as much as him with Russian Revolution. Mayakovsky wrote a lot: plays, propaganda slogans, essays, sketches and, of course, poems. Poems about Revolution, about Soviet patriotism, about himself, about… Continue reading

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