Why Studying in Irkutsk is Really Worth It

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… Continue reading

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5 Tips on Travelling to Russia

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… Continue reading

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10 Strange Russian Superstitions

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… Continue reading

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Russian Language: Study Abroad

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… Continue reading

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Learn some Russian slang!

Hey dude! Do you want to speak Russian like a real чувак? Look no further! Liden & Denz intern Ryan Gourley will take you through some of the most common slang words in Russian and show you how to use them. Здорово!

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10 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Language Learning

After six years of studying Russian, I thought I knew pretty much everything about learning a foreign language. Sat my exams? Check. Read foreign literature? Check. Move to Russia? Check! However, I wanted to find out more about how we actually learn languages and how they affect us socially and even biologically. Read on to… Continue reading

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What to bring with you every day in St. Petersburg

“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” By simply bringing a water bottle with you every day, you can save up to $31 a week, or $126 a month! Learn tips like this and others from Liden & Denz Intern Ryan Gourley, who will show you what he brings with him in his… Continue reading

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15 False Friends in Russian Language

They said WHAT?! Not all Russian words that sound like English words have the same meaning – these are called false friends. Liden & Denz intern Ryan Gourley will take you through some of the most common false friends and teach you their actual meaning.

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