Posts by: Nick Nguyen

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 ...
07 Aug
2020
I notice that all my friends are away on summer vacation, except me who, of course, continues with Russian. 😉 Since it is summer and people have free time, I will recommend three modern Russian novels for those wanting to dive into modern Russian literature this summer. I assume the classics are already well-known, so ...
05 Aug
2020
It is an uncertain time for travelers, as countries impose travel bans and the situation changes from one day to the next. The same goes for travel to Russia, which has begun changing the rules for certain foreigners.  What are these rules, exactly? You can find more detailed rules below: Destinations From August 1, flights ...
29 Jul
2020
English is the language of globalisation, and it would be hard to find a language that is not affected by English in some way. Russian is no exception. While in the past, European languages like German, Italian and French have had a great deal of influence, it is clear that English now dominates the new “import” ...
27 Jul
2020
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Under the Soviet Union, most people with tattoos have one thing in common: membership in criminal gangs. The tattoo system among them is quite complicated. The type of tattoo traced back to their place of imprisonment or their status in these organisations. Underground tattoo culture took on a life of its own, beyond simply art. So ...
16 Jul
2020
To learn out about life in Russia, why not talk to the people who know it best? So here is the second of our series Interview with Russian students. You can read the first interview with Maria here. This time, we talked to Natasha, who has lived her whole life in Saint Petersburg. 1 What do ...
08 Jul
2020
To learn out about life in Russia, why not talk to the people who know it best? So here is the first of a series called Interview with Russian students. We will start with Maria, who lives in Saint Petersburg. 1 What do you study and at which university? I’m studying at Baltic State Technical ...