Posts by: Nick Nguyen

29 Aug
2021
As the summer comes to an end, so has my time here. Thank you all who have been reading these articles, and of course everyone at Liden & Denz, for this summer! I decided to dedicate my final article to this very theme: summer. Russian students have over 2 months of summer break each year. How ...
20 Aug
2021
Russia is known for its complex bureaucracy. I remember reading an article on the Guardian years ago about how simple tasks, such as dry-cleaning your clothes, can take a lot of paperwork and signatures. Why is it that way? I do not know. That said, what I can do is to give some tips to ...
09 Aug
2021
When I was in Moscow studying Russian at Liden & Denz in summer 2019, I lived in 3 different apartments in 3 months, booking via Airbnb. While I clearly would have liked to live in one place, I think it was fun to try out discovering different areas in the city. After this, I could draw ...
29 Jul
2021
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We are all a product of where we are from: every culture has its own sets of behaviours that we adopt, sometimes without being aware of it. Russia is no different. After three years of learning Russian, socialising with them and spending some time in Russia, I have noticed some typical Russian habits. Sometimes, I like ...
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 ...