Birthday traditions in Russia

All over the world there are different birthday traditions. Every country has its twist on celebrating this special day. It is common around the world to give some presents and sing the “Happy Birthday” song, but Russia has some different ways of celebrating too. The length of the message All over Europe it is getting… Continue reading

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Phrases for the perfect stay in a host family

I’m writing about this topic because a lot of students studying at Liden & Denz stay with a host family. With the help of these phrases you’ll have a pleasant stay in Russia and they will definitely help to improve your relationship with your host parents. One of my colleagues at Liden & Denz also… Continue reading

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5 St. petersburg parks you will love in autumn

st. petersburg parks in autumn

In Saint Petersburg there are more than 200 parks and gardens, all with a lovely atmosphere. In the parks the soul of the city is captured. The ‘jewel of Imperial Russia’ is also considered one of the greenest Russian cities. The parks are especially gorgeous when the leaves start to turn red and when autumn… Continue reading

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Learn Russian from Zero (Skills from Scratch)

useful language skills for every language

All the language skills you need & how to improve them The four main language skills you need to master to seek proficiency in every language are: Speaking Listening Reading Writing It makes a major difference when learning languages, if you’re at least familiar with the alphabet and don’t have to learn it from scratch.… Continue reading

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Useful phrases for your night out

This post is for your first weekend out in Russia. It will help you in restaurants, bars and clubs. It’s worth learning these phrases so you can practice ordering in Russian and you don’t seem like a complete foreigner. If you can speak some more conversational Russian it will also increase your chances of finding… Continue reading

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Best free activities in SPB

Saint Petersburg isn’t always a cheap destination, but there are some places that you can visit for free –so take note! Normally entertainment comes with a price tag so make use of the many parks, art galleries and stunning cathedrals. Make use of free admission Some museums have free entrance days. The Hermitage has one… Continue reading

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5 TV shows to improve your Russian

tv shows to improve russian

Everybody knows what it’s like when you’re learning a new language, you aren’t that motivated and the only thing you want to do is lie down, watch a TV series and relax. Here are a few TV shows that are fun to watch and will also improve your Russian skills. There’ll be the perfect way… Continue reading

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Top 5 restaurants in Saint Petersburg

find out the top 5 restaurants in SPB

The city of St Petersburg has a lot to offer. Not only are the sights amazing, but so is the food. In Europe restaurants aren’t normally open 24/7, yet here in Питер you’re able to eat in many of them round the clock. In the city centre there are a lot of good restaurants and… Continue reading

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