Posts by: Tilly Hicklin - Page 2

08 May
2017
Victory Day is one of Russia’s biggest national holidays, so it’s no wonder that so many films, songs, poems and books have drawn inspiration from it. Take a look below to see how Russian popular culture celebrates this most special of remembrance days. Films The Cranes are Flying (Летят журавли) Released in 1957, the iconic ‘The ...
05 May
2017
You’ve arrived in Russia and the first thing you want is borshch. Where should you get it? At a stolovaya (столовая), of course! How can you order it? In this video Liden & Denz Intern Ryan Gourley will show you the ins and outs of ordering food in Russia in the setting of a stolovaya. ...
04 May
2017
Thinking of coming to St. Petersburg? The beautiful Northern Capital is bursting at the seams with culture, history and art. With so much to explore, it’s worth getting to know the practical ins-and-outs of living here! I’ve put together 5 handy hints for life in St. Petersburg to help you truly get to know the ...
27 Apr
2017
Welcome to our new video series: Immersive Russian, where you will learn by exploring some of the most exciting places in Russia! This week Liden & Denz intern Ryan Gourley will take you to the Sennoy Market (Сенной рынок) – one of the most iconic spots in Saint-Petersburg. You’ll learn all the phrases you’ll need ...
25 Apr
2017
Ever struggled to find the right words in English to describe your undying love for one person, your hair-of-the-dog hangover cure or the humdrum of everyday life? Look no further! These untranslatable Russian words provide a glimpse into the mysteries of the language and give you a whole new set of vocabulary to use. 1) ...
20 Apr
2017
Russian cuisine is delicious and varied, but meat does play a large role in the national diet. After all, this is a country famous for its kotleti (котлеты), shashlik (шашлык), and borscht (борщ). So how can a vegetarian try some traditional Russian food? Surprisingly, meat-free meals aren’t that hard to find, and plenty of dishes ...
17 Apr
2017
Want to learn Russian and feel the “real Russia”? Then come to Irkutsk! I spent two months this winter at the L&D school in Irkutsk and I am extremely happy with my stay. The school only recently opened and is based right in the city center of Irkutsk which is great. Located in a nice ...
13 Apr
2017
Travelling to a foreign country can be a stressful experience – there is so much to organise, double check, then organise again! So, how can coming to Russia be made easier? Read on for five tips to help you in your travels here. 1) Make sure you apply for your visa in time Give yourself ...
10 Apr
2017
When I first arrived in Russia, I never understood why putting my handbag on the floor was such a big deal. After the hundredth time of being told to put it on the chair next to me, I discovered there is actually a superstition attached to it – putting your bag on the floor will ...
03 Apr
2017
8 Benefits of Studying a Language Abroad Do you want to travel somewhere new and exciting? Discover more about a different culture? Or maybe you want to improve your language skills quickly and effectively? Studying abroad is the best way to do all these things! Check out the list below to find out the advantages of ...