Пока пока!

Time flies, or время летит as they say in Russian. I arrived 3 months ago and I can’t believe it’s already time to go back home. Accordingly, this my good-bye post. I wanted to share some of my experiences and give you some tips on how to make the most of your stay. This was… Continue reading

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The Arctic and Antarctic Museum

Every once in a while one stumbles upon these hidden gems that surprise you in a good way. Last weekend I visited the Dostoevsky Museum, which of course was interesting, and on my way back home I stumbled upon the Russian State Museum of the Arctic and Antarctic. Well, stumble is maybe the wrong word… Continue reading

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New Walking Tour!

There’s a lot going on at our Saint Petersburg office at the moment. Today for instance, we put the finishing touches on an addition to our cultural programme. We have added a new walking tour on Tuesdays! These tours will be free of charge for all students and will take around two hours. The tours will… Continue reading

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Moscow Cat Museum

Even though I’m not a huge fan of the cat-dog dichotomy I must confess to being a cat person. My orientation is quite well known here at our office at Liden & Denz in Saint Petersburg, maybe because I often press important matters such as more cats on our Instagram account (@Lidenz). I took a… Continue reading

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Russia Day – День России

Do you know that tomorrow, the 12th of June, is a national holiday in Russia? Do you know why? As you will learn from this post, even Russians are not exactly sure why tomorrow is a day off. Let’s investigate! On the 12th of June 1990 the Congress of People’s Deputies of the Russian SFSR… Continue reading

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Riga: Three perspectives

Today’s post will explore three ways of how to explore Riga and its surroundings from three different points of view: Underground, on water and from above. 1. Underground During the Cold War, only a select few knew what was hidden under the “Ligatne Rehabilitation Centre”. A vacation resort was built above ground during the 60s… Continue reading

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Welcome to our new school!

This post will be slightly different than the ones you might be used to. However, this post will be about a place in St Petersburg – our new school! I thought it would be nice to have a closer look at our new school, and the neighbourhood. Getting There: Finding the new school is easy.… Continue reading

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Learning in Practice: Russian and Flashcards!

Flashcards

Learning in Practice: Russian and Flashcards! When studying a foreign language one sooner or later must deal with the fact that one needs to learn, and memorize, a lot of new words. Earlier posts on this blog has dealt with websites such as memrise. Another method, probably one of the older, is the use of… Continue reading

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