So why do you learn Russian?

“Почему ты изучаешь русский язык?” Every foreigner who learns Russian will have heard this question many, many times! The enquirer is usually a Russian person, looking curious but confused. Most learners will have a default reply by now because they have answered it several times. That does not make the answer boring! For me, I… Continue reading

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#StudentLife at Liden & Denz in Moscow

Looking at the student blog here at Liden & Denz, I was surprised to find no article about how being a student here is like. Before coming to Moscow, I wanted to know what a typical day for those studying Russian would consist of. Student life, in other words. This includes how Russian classes are… Continue reading

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The busy lives of Russian children

Every weekday Alexei goes home from school in the afternoon, but his day does not end there. Monday is piano, Tuesday is chess, Wednesday is piano, Thursday is dance, and Friday is math lesson. Let’s not forget hockey on the weekend.  This example is fictional, but Russians will for sure recognise this from their childhood.… Continue reading

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Where to eat in Moscow

When in Russia, one should not miss the chance to sample Russian cuisine. Before going to Russia I have heard people saying very different things. Some say Russian food is amazing. Some say Russian food lacks variety and is dull. Anyway, one has to try everything! The question is, where to eat in Moscow? The… Continue reading

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Soviet Union Hipsters – Stilyagi

Soviet Union Hipsters - Stilyagi

For foreigners curious about Russia, the first place they usually go is to Russian films. Lucky for them, there’s a great number of Russian films widely available on the internet today. Mosfilm for instance upload their large catalogue on Youtube and include English subtitles. Here is an open window into Russian and Soviet culture that… Continue reading

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#StudentLife Russia and Sweden

I have always been curious about how Russian student life is like. Is it all as tough and “Soviet-like” as I assume it to be? Late last year, my chance to find out came when two groups of university students came to visit from Moscow and Saint Petersburg. The Swedish Institute organised this trip for… Continue reading

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Greetings from Moscow

Greetings from Moscow

Привет! Mеня зовут Nick, and I will be here with you for the next 3 months, writing from Moscow, Russia! About me I was born in Vietnam, but moved to Sweden when I was very young. After completing my Bachelor’s studies at Stockholm University, I began studying Russian! It is certainly a challenge. Many of… Continue reading

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