Pavlovsky Posad Shawls – Two Hundred Years of Excellence

Girl in Pavlovsky Posad scarf

Pavlovsky Posad is a 223-year-old tradition of Russian excellence. Started in 1795 by Ivan Labzin, a peasant farmer from Pavlova village outside of Moscow. it’s now an empire of a symbolic Russian accessory and souvenir. Labzin first ‘hired’ a handful of volunteers to work with him in a small workshop producing silk shawls and woven… Continue reading

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Actors Who were Learning Russian for Roles and Just Because

Actors learning Russian

After studying Japanese at university, I can say that Russian isn’t the hardest language to learn but it certainly isn’t the easiest either. While French and Spanish are easy for English learners, learning Russian lies somewhere in the middle as a language of medium difficulty.    What makes learning Russian so complicated? There are 6… Continue reading

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7 Slavic Gods of Kievan Rus

7 Slavic Gods of Kievan Rus

Before Vladimir of Kiev accepted Christianity and baptized all of Kievan Rus, he was a pagan. When he came to power in 978, he built a temple dedicated to 6 of his favorite Slavic gods in order to connect himself and the gods in the minds of his people. We only know about 7 of… Continue reading

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Crossing Paths in St. Petersburg – new interns at Liden & Denz

Louis: Hi Stacey, you’re also starting as an intern here at Liden & Denz, I was wondering how you first got interested in learning Russian, it’s such a unique language! Stacey: I graduated from my university with a degree in Foreign languages and decided to pick one to focus my career on. It’s a Goldilocks… Continue reading

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