8 Ways to Improve Your Pronunciation

Correct pronunciation plays a huge part in improving your language skills. Using perfect grammar and sophisticated vocabulary is great, but sounding like a native speaker is the ultimate goal for anyone interested in languages. Although it can be difficult, it’s not impossible, so read on for some handy tips in improving your pronunciation!   1)… Continue reading

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Russian Parasitic Words

You can read Pushkin and Tolstoy in Russian, but can you understand a conversation on the street? Fear not! In this video, Liden & Denz intern Ryan Gourley will discuss fillers in Russian casual speech, known as parasitic words or “слова-паразиты.”

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7 Tips for Learning New Vocabulary

Learning new vocabulary can seem like a daunting task – you can spend a day practising a word only to forget it the next! However, there are ways to make memorising vocabulary a little bit easier and a lot less frustrating, so read on to discover the best methods in learning tricky new words.  … Continue reading

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A Curated Guide to Russian Phonology

Do you ever have trouble pronouncing Russian words? This video will demystify some of the most difficult sounds in the Russian language and show you around the phonological soundscape of the Russian language. Brought to you by Liden & Denz intern Ryan Gourley. Let us know in the comments what the hardest sounds are for… Continue reading

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Immersive Russian at the Pochta Rossii

You’ve had a great time in Russia, but now your luggage can’t hold all your souvenirs. Not to worry! Liden & Denz intern Ryan Gourley will take you through the process of sending a package back to your home country using the Russian Postal Service.

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Pushkin’s Footprints in St. Petersburg

Happy Birthday Pushkin! С днём рождения! St. Petersburg truly is Pushkin’s city, so to celebrate the great poet’s birthday why not experience the Northern Capital like he did? From the majestic Bronze Horseman to the scene of his final duel, take a look at the places which are now forever associated with Pushkin.   The… Continue reading

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A Small Dictionary of White Nights

Summertime in St. Petersburg wouldn’t be complete without the famous White Nights. From May to July, the Northern Capital truly becomes the city which never sleeps! Check out this small dictionary to find out more about the legendary White Nights.   1) Алые паруса (Scarlet Sails) Алые паруса is the biggest celebration of the White… Continue reading

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5 Faces of St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg is world-renowned for its architectural beauty, unique history, and impressive literary heritage. But how did the city get its wonderful reputation? From Peter the Great himself to the peerless Dostoevsky, find out who made St. Petersburg the city it is today.   1) Peter the Great (1672 – 1725) How can we talk… Continue reading

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