Posts by: Nick Nguyen

23 Jul
2021
Loading Russia is more than Moscow and Saint Petersburg, but does the same apply to Russian education? The answer is yes! At least according to the latest university rankings from QS (2022). Here are some of the best Russian universities located outside its two historical capital cities. Kazan Federal University  #351 in the world and ...
07 Jul
2021
using new faster and Language learning can be done in many ways. Whether a method works or not depends on each person in the end, so I shall leave it to you to decide what’s best. But there are also useful tips and tricks that make the process of learning better for everyone. People have ...
28 Jun
2021
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Foreigns in Russia will no doubt have encountered things or people they do not understand. Sometimes, this makes life complicated. Other times, it makes for a funny situation. Maybe something that was scary or strange at first end up being funny once you’ve dealt with it. Here is one story of mine, which is the ...
25 Jun
2021
Let’s learn some basic facts about the Far East! So in the previous post, I introduced the Far East and noted that little attention is paid to this part of Russia. Indeed, a search of what Liden & Denz bloggers write about show zero results for the Far East (though it might be that I ...
15 Jun
2021
What do you know about the Far East? For most foreigners and for me, the answer is: not much. Even though my studies at Uppsala University is meant to make me a specialist on Russia, the truth is it mainly focus on to Russia as a whole. And when we do “zoom in” somewhere in ...
11 Jun
2021
Всем привет! Hello everyone! My name is Nick and I am writing to you while sitting in my university library in Uppsala, a small city in middle Sweden. I am studying Russian and Eurasian Studies there. Now that my first academic year has ended, I hope to level up my Russian at Liden & Denz ...
28 Aug
2020
A summer like no other! Now it is time to say goodbye. 2020 has certainly been a rollercoaster for everyone. That said, I want to focus on the good things! Though stuck in Sweden with no option to travel, I was able to attend 3 months of Russian online courses at Liden & Denz via ...
27 Aug
2020
Vocabulary do not say anything about how well you can construct a sentence, but it is of course essential if you want to understand what people say. You can also make yourself understood, even if you put the words together in the wrong way. Contexts can make up for bad grammar! So how do many ...
24 Aug
2020
Do you find the different Russian national holidays to be unclear? You are not alone. For instance, Russia Day on June 12 is the official National Day of Russia, above all other national holidays, yet polls in 2015 show that less than half of Russians consider it a holiday and less than half gets to ...
21 Aug
2020
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One day last year, my Russian class watched a short clip from a TV show and discussed it afterwards. I did not think much of the show back then, but this summer, I have been looking up the show on Youtube watching many episodes. I enjoy it a lot! Why do I enjoy it more ...