Posts by: Tilly Hicklin - Page 3

31 Mar
2017
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!
28 Mar
2017
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 ...
27 Mar
2017
“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 ...
24 Mar
2017
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.
23 Mar
2017
Looking to boost your Russian vocabulary quickly? Liden & Denz intern Ryan Gourley will show you 60 cognate words in Russian that you already know. It will be the easiest 60 seconds of learning a new language you’ve ever had!
22 Mar
2017
The craft beer craze has swept across Saint-Petersburg! Liden & Denz Video Blog Intern Ryan Gourley will show you the 5 best craft beer bars in Saint-Petersburg with recommendations on what to order. Watch the video below to find out the best places in the city to quench your thirst!
20 Mar
2017
What is Russian Lent? The Great Fast (Великий Пост) is an extremely important period for Russian Orthodox believers. By abstaining from certain foods and behaviours, they prepare their bodies and minds for Easter (Пасха). As a vegetarian, I think that Lent is a great time to be in Russia – basically every restaurant has a ...
19 Mar
2017
Moving to a new country can sometimes be stressful and challenging. This video will help you kickstart your time in Saint-Petersburg, Russia by showing you what to do on your very first day. Watch the video below to find out the best places to buy groceries, school supplies and everything else you’ll need for your ...
17 Mar
2017
Do you ever get confused when you see a new Russian font? Do you think that Russian cursive is impossible to read? Fear not! This video will demystify even the most difficult Russian font styles, brought to you by Liden & Denz intern Ryan Gourley. From serif and sans-serif to handwritten and italic styles, Ryan ...
14 Mar
2017
Looking to transport yourself back in time? The Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines (Музей советских игровых автоматов) has to be one of the most entertaining museums in St. Petersburg! It is less a museum than an actual arcade hall, complete with fully-functioning old game machines (well, almost all of them work – they are Soviet ...