Posts by: Maria Kogan

15 Aug
2016
  10 Reasons to Visit Moscow in Winter   Most students who decide to visit Moscow and study Russian aim to do so in spring and summer months. It’s warm, sunny, and the city comes alive with events, festivals, and outdoor concerts. However, there’s a lot to be said about the beauty of Moscow in the ...
06 Jun
2016
Practical Information Location: Московский городской стрелково-спортивный клуб ДОСААФ, России Website: mgssk.ru Hours: 10am-10pm Cost: 500-1500 rubles depending on the type of gun chosen Documents Needed: Valid passport + address and contact information in Moscow Reservation required! The club asks for 1-2 days notice to ensure the time requested is available. Anaïs, myself & Jesse Last week, after a ...
02 Jun
2016
Vegetarian Diet in Moscow: It’s Possible! Vegetarianism as a lifestyle choice has risen significantly over the last decade, and contrary to what some may think, Moscow has plenty of options to satisfy the travelling herbivore. While some Russians may give you a funny look if you mention the words vegetarian (вегетарианец) or vegan (веган), many ...
27 May
2016
4 Places To Workout and Sightsee In Moscow What about your workout routine? Most students come to study Russian for an average of 2 to 6 weeks. Since this is a relatively short amount of time, it can be difficult to maintain your workout routine or even know where to find a gym that fits into ...
20 May
2016
Our Russian Language Teacher: Anna Simakova Last week, I interviewed* my Russian language teacher, Anya (Aня), to learn a little bit more about her background. Our class discussions are far-ranging and she regularly asks us questions that touch on many themes. All students regularly share and exchange experiences which helps us learn new and valuable ...
19 May
2016
Review: Luncheon at Cafe Pushkin Cafe Pushkin Practical Information: Location: 26-A Tverskoy Boulevard, a short walk from Tverskaya Station Price: 620 rubles for 2 courses, 930 rubles for 3 courses, includes wine and tea/coffee  Website: http://cafe-pushkin.ru/en/ A fellow student, Martina, suggested a visit to Cafe Pushkin, a restaurant which is considered by many to be one of ...
18 May
2016
Into The Hatch: A Guided Tour of Bunker 42 Bunker 42 Practical Information Location: 5 minute walk from Taganskaya Station on the Circle Line Tour Length: 45 minutes Tour Cost: 1850 rubles for the Basic Tour, plus 200 to take photos inside Website: http://www.bunker42.com/en/   Yesterday, Liden & Denz sent a group of students to ...
16 May
2016
Taming the Cyrillic Beast: First Impressions I’ve just finished my first week of classes – so I thought I’d check in with my progress, including Cyrillic, and let you know how a typical day of lessons goes at Liden & Denz. My class is an interesting group of people: a Turkish woman who is in Moscow ...
13 May
2016
Eat Like The Locals: 3 Easy Recipes for Beginners Looking for easy recipes to improve your Russian experience? Or, you’ve just arrived in Moscow and want to learn a few easy recipes to try your hand at cooking some of the local fare. But where to start? As you may remember from my previous post, ...
12 May
2016
International Hockey Championship: Battle of the Pucks 2016 From May 6 to May 22, Russia will host the International Hockey Championship, organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). There are a total of 16 teams competing for the top spot, with Canada returning to defend last year’s title. Russians have long been associated with the ...