Posts by: Krizia Zappalà

29 Sep
2017
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 ...
28 Sep
2017
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 ...
25 Sep
2017
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 ...
21 Sep
2017
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 ...
13 Sep
2017
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 ...
11 Sep
2017
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 ...
07 Sep
2017
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. ...
05 Sep
2017
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 ...
24 Aug
2017
When we think about Saint Petersburg’s most interesting attractions, immediately Cathedrals, Hermitage, Russian Museum and Palaces come to our mind. Of course, if you’re coming to Saint Petersburg for the first time you HAVE to visit them. But if you are familiar with Питер (for friends only!) and have already visited the most famous places, ...
21 Aug
2017
Anna Akhmatova is one of the greatest female poets in Russian literature. Her extraordinary talent for poetry, her beauty and sensibility contributed to make her a key-figure in the cultural and artistic world of imperial Petersburg and one of the most important poets of the 20th century. I started reading Akhmatova’s poems by chance, just because ...