A Small Dictionary of St. Petersburg

Want to explore St. Petersburg? Then you’ll need to know these words! Although the city is relatively young (a sprightly 314 years old), St. Petersburg is home to a culture and history like no other. Take a look at this small dictionary of St. Petersburg to find out what makes this beautiful city so unique.… Continue reading

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7 Great Russian Cartoons

Want a fun way to boost your vocabulary, improve your pronunciation, and learn more about Russian culture at the same time? Then try watching some Russian cartoons! The country has a great tradition of animation – there are so many to choose from, you’re bound to find something you enjoy. From Russian versions of Western… Continue reading

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Celebrating Victory Day Through Russian Culture

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… Continue reading

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Immersive Russian at a Stolovaya

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.… Continue reading

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5 Handy Hints for Living in St. Petersburg

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… Continue reading

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Immersive Russian at the Sennoy Market

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… Continue reading

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10 Untranslatable Russian Words

10 Untranslatable Russian Words

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)… Continue reading

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The Best Russian Meat-Free Meals

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… Continue reading

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