Learn Russian with self-study material from Liden & Denz

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… Continue reading

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Dumskaya Ulitsa, Where The City Comes Alive At Night

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… Continue reading

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Moscow Top 10

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… Continue reading

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The Magical Emporium of Kupetz Eliseevs

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,… Continue reading

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Escape to the seaside in the city centre

 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,… Continue reading

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Coloured Bridges of St. Petersburg

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… Continue reading

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St. Petersburg from above at Makaronniki

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… Continue reading

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St. Petersburg’s House of Books

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… Continue reading

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