Posts by: Reviewer

19 Jul
2018
It’s summer in St. Petersburg, and that means it’s time for open air music festivals! As in previous years, there’s a bit of everything for everyone: from classical concerts to techno raves, I’ve snooped the local афиши (afishi, “billboards”) for the biggest events coming up these next weeks. I hope you’ll get to visit some ...
17 Jul
2018
If you walk around the city on any evening (when it doesn’t rain) you will witness tens of street bands playing live rock music. If the tune is catchy, the lyrics are in Russian, and everyone is singing along, chances are – they’re playing a Kino song. Viktor Tsoi and Kino Kino was an incredibly ...
11 Jul
2018
Привет всем! Я вернулась! I’m back in St. Petersburg, and back at Liden & Denz, and again as an intern! It was such a great experience the first time, I had to do it over. It’s been almost two long years since I left this city, my friends and my glamorous Russian life. It’s so ...
01 Nov
2016
Mastering Russian Cursive Dear students of Liden & Denz, maybe some of you missed the lessons on cursive writing, so I thought I’d give you a few tips on how to learn to write like a Russian.  Many of our teachers use block letters on the board, because Russian cursive can be quite difficult to ...
18 Aug
2016
Surviving Russian Winter in Saint Petersburg Last January we had a month-long spell of -25° C, with night-time temperatures as low as -29° C. I personally find a challenge to my existence fun and exiting, but you have to know how to handle the situation. Here are a few tips from a survivor of Russian ...
19 Jul
2016
Teacher Interview – Lyubov’ #meetourstaff continues! This week, I was introduced to Lyubov’, who has been with Liden & Denz for quite a long time. The interview was challenging to transcribe, as Lyubov’ speaks really quickly, but by patiently listening to my slowed-down recording a few times over, I managed to get it all down ...
15 Jul
2016
Great times! Пока ребята! Well, my two months of great times at Liden & Denz have come to a close, so I suppose I should write my farewell post, like so many have done before me. Unlike them, though, I will not be saying farewell to St. Petersburg just yet – I came to Liden & ...
14 Jul
2016
Upcoming parties in Saint Petersburg Hello party people! Just wanted to give a heads up concerning two big techno festivals coming up this month. Bring out your sneakers, sunglasses, and – probably – your umbrellas, and a change of socks. The weather is unfortunately unpredictable in July.. definitely count on some downpours. Forewarned is forearmed. ...
30 Jun
2016
В Питере Пить – V Pitere Pit’ (Drinking in Saint Petersburg) Weekend is around the corner so I thought I’d share some of my favorite bars with you that are worth a visit (none of them on Dumskaya.) For your convenience, they are grouped in one area of the center, all within crawling distance of ...
27 Jun
2016
Russian Cartoons As already suggested by Yuliana, one of our favorite teachers here at Liden & Denz St. Petersburg, another way for students to learn Russian outside the classroom is by watching cartoons. After all, I believe that when learning a language, it is best to do it as children do – simply by hearing ...