Posts By: Rachel.Proctor

23 Aug
2013
Everyone has different approaches to language learning and at Liden & Denz our teachers combine several methods so you can develop all your skill areas. As all students of Russian language know, sometimes there are topics trickier than others that you might need to study by yourself at home. Luckily Liden & Denz has put ...
23 Aug
2013
Dumskaya Ulitsa, Where The City Comes Alive At Night Unassuming by day, you can quietly pass through the small street tucked down the side of Gostiny Dvor (Гостиный Двор). But after dark, and especially on the weekend, Dumskaya Ulitsa (Думская Улица) becomes the centre of grotty and underground nightlife in St. Petersburg. Wander into one ...
21 Aug
2013
Thinking of taking a trip to the capital for the weekend? Or perhaps you already study at the Liden & Denz language centre there but just don’t know where to start when it comes to sightseeing. Here is a list of essential things to see and do in Moscow. 1)      Red Square (Красная Площадь) is ...
21 Aug
2013
Kupetz Eliseevs (Магазин Купцов Елизеевых) is the city’s finest foodhall and another piece of eye-catching Art Nouveau architecture on Nevsky Prospekt (Невский Проспект). Outside is a quirky window display of dancing elves but a peek inside transports you to the luxurious atmosphere of pre-revolutionary St. Petersburg. Stroll around while listening to the self-operating grand piano, ...
20 Aug
2013
 You’ll start to doubt whether Dunes (Дюны) truly exists as you wander through the grim industrial estate just off Ligovsky Prospekt (Лиговский Проспект). Have a little faith because just a few steps away you’ll find a beach bar hangout great for a chilled evening with friends in the summer. Outside is a paddling pool, sand, ...
19 Aug
2013
There are an impressive 342 bridges spanning across the many canals in St. Petersburg.  You can look out for the four Coloured Bridges (Цветные Мосты) that cross the Moika River (Река Мойка) while enjoying a relaxing stroll through the city. A pleasant evening walk begins in front of St Isaac’s Cathedral (Исаакиевский собор), as you ...
16 Aug
2013
Residents of St. Petersburg know that the best views of their city are from the rooftops and Makaronniki (Макаронники)is a must if you want to admire the skyline in chic surroundings. Situated on the historical Petrogradsky Island (Петроградский остров) in a smart office block, a short walk away from Sportivnaya Metro station, you need to ...
15 Aug
2013
Dom Knigi (Дом книги) is situated on the corner of Nevsky Prospekt (Невский Проспект) and Canal Griboedova (Канал грибоедова). The bookstore is on the first floor of the historic ‘Singer House’ building, named after an American sewing machine company who designed the building we know today in 1904. Singer house has become somewhat of a ...
14 Aug
2013
Situated behind St. Isaac’s Cathedral (Исаакиевский собор) on Senate Square (Сенатская площадь) stands the famous monument of Saint Petersburg, the Bronze Horseman (Медный всадник). The empress Catherine the Great commissioned the French sculptor Étienne Falconet to design the statue. Finally unveiled in 1782, the work of art took 12 years in total to complete and ...
13 Aug
2013
Yong Cheol Choi comes from South Korea and is a marketing manager in an electronics company. Here is his story: How did you come up with the idea of learning Russian and why in Russia? I have worked with the Russian market for 6 years in my company. So far I have only communicated with ...