Posts by: Nick Nguyen - Page 2

03 Jul
2020
People who interested in Russia and the former Soviet Union have likely seen the classic Soviet-era films already, but I notice that fewer have seen newer, modern Russian films. Classic films are classics for a reason but don’t forget that the Russian film industry has not gone away, it is here and very much alive! ...
25 Jun
2020
Years ago when deciding which language to learn, one factor that made me choose Russian was how useful it was: Russian can be used in surprisingly many countries outside Russia. For those who like travelling, this means multiplying possibilities.  Now, Russian is of course not the only “multinational” language, but its uniformity is a big ...
19 Jun
2020
Found yourself in Russia for a while? Time to get familiar with social media in Russia then! However, keep in mind that Google is not as useful as their Russian counterpart, and some have never heard of LinkedIn. How does the Russian social media landscape look like? Here is a guide to what (and how) ...
10 Jun
2020
Everything is upside down and nothing is the same. Such is the fact of life at this time. But we can try to make the best of it. For me, this means to keep improving my Russian. Times like these force us to adapt and Liden & Denz has brought all their lessons online, so ...
23 Jan
2020
Now that I have been in Moscow for almost 3 months, I think it’s time to look back and reflect on it. Those who have never been to Moscow or have only been here for a few days as tourists may find these interesting and useful. What surprised me most about Russians may also apply ...
27 Aug
2019
Three months have gone by, and it is now time to conclude my stay in Moscow! This is my first time in Russia. Exactly one year ago, I began studying Russian and am happy that things have turned out so well. One year ago I was sitting in the library to learn the Cyrillic alphabet. ...
05 Aug
2019
“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 ...
31 Jul
2019
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 ...
25 Jul
2019
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. ...
15 Jul
2019
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 ...