Posts by: Steven.Hendrickson

03 Feb
2014
It’s a very well known fact that walking tours are the best way to see a new city, and Liden and Denz provide an excellent tour that lasted around two hours, taking in the sights from theatres and museums to the headquarters of the Russian version of Facebook! Having been to St Petersburg before, I ...
03 Feb
2014
One of the best things about studying Russian with Liden & Denz is the many options you have for your studies. However, one of the first and most important choices to make is in which city you would like to study. Liden & Denz has three centres in three different cities, each offering the same ...
30 Jan
2014
If you have been lucky enough to visit Red Square already, you probably have noticed that almost the entire side of the Kremlin wall facing the square is guarded and off limits most of the time. Why you ask? Because besides the large “black box” located in front of the wall, known as Lenin’s Mausoleum ...
29 Jan
2014
Russia has been the home of many great artists and authors throughout history. These figures are often celebrated for their innovative writings, unique storytelling and great influence they had on later writers. One man who especially embodies these traits was Anton Chekov (Антон Павлович Чехов) who was born 154 years ago today, January 29th. Born ...
27 Jan
2014
It has been a while since our last Russian language app review, but this week’s is one you won’t want to miss! As usual, the app is totally free on the iphone and will not only help you in Russia, but also just about anywhere you find yourself traveling to. The app is called iTranslate ...
24 Jan
2014
A visit to Moscow is never complete without a visit to Moscow’s world famous Red Square (Красная площадь). In just one relativity small area, one can see many of the famous buildings and landmark Russia is known for. But what many people may not know, is that nearly one whole side of the square is ...
22 Jan
2014
It’s pretty obvious that St. Petersburg is a very historic city. Walking down almost any street provides evidence of the its glorious past. But sadly, not all of the city’s history is so bright, especially during the Second World War or Great Patriotic War (Великая Отечественная война) as it’s known in Russia. For 900 days ...
20 Jan
2014
When people think of Riga, beaches usually aren’t the first things to come to mind. But actually, Riga’s Seaside town (Jūrmala) has been a favorite place for Latvians and other former Soviet peoples for centuries. Even Khrushchev and Brezhnev frequented the town’s white sandy beaches, resorts and picturesque wooden houses along the shore. As far ...
16 Jan
2014
St. Petersburg is world famous for its stunning array of shows and performances one can see. Thanks to this reputation, the city attracts many amazing international performances like the acclaimed circus troupe Cirque du Soleil.  Starting on January 23 and running until February 2, St. Petersburg will be hosting the group’s performance known as Dralion, which is ...
15 Jan
2014
What would you think if I told you that Liden & Denz Moscow Centre was serving as a cover for Russian spies? That’s crazy right? Well, in the real world it is. But in the fictional spy thriller Red Sparrow by former CIA agent Jason Matthews it’s not! The novel follows the career of Dominika Egorovna, a state intelligence officer ...