Goodbye from Valentina: пока Россия, I’ll see you soon!

Valentina in Moscow

Time has come to say goodbye to Moscow already and, just as I expected, my experience here was so intense and full of emotions. Five weeks have gone by incredibly fast and now a part of me is not ready to leave the school, my room, my friends, and my daily routine in this beautiful city. Once again I have to thank Liden & Denz for contributing in making my time in Russia so amazing. At first, attending Russian lessons in the morning and working as an intern in the afternoon was tough and tiring, but I don’t regret my choice of living this 360° experience at the school.  I am so happy with the opportunity I had to work here, to meet the other interns, and to find more information about Russia and Moscow. Nothing was better than writing articles about my personal experience and about Mos ...


The best viewpoints to see Moscow from above

Moscow from above

Moscow is so beautiful, it is worth to see from every angle, but the view from above is totally stunning. That’s why there are so many viewpoints around the city. They are historical buildings, parks, museums, and restaurants that also offer breath-taking views of the city. So, in this article you will find some hints to find your best spot to take pictures with amazing landscapes. Viewpoints in parks The most famous viewpoint in Moscow is Sparrow Hills, in Russian Воробьевы горы. The platform can be reached by going up through a park and, therefore, it is a great place to take a break from sightseeing and enjoy a picnic. From the viewing platform you can catch a glimpse of the two different faces of Moscow: the modern glass skyscrapers of the Moscow-City on the one hand, and on the other ...


Did you say Fabergé?

Fabergé - Coronation egg

A very Russian institution The St. Petersburg metro is often praised for its beauty but it is also a place full of little stores, nooks and crannies which I found myself looking at yesterday. About everything and anything can be found there from a kitten calendar and the newest Russian romance novels to pens, newspapers and various sized matryoshkas. As I was making my way home, one particular object caught my eye:  a beautiful round egg covered in crystals containing a little reproduction of the Church of the Savior on spilled blood. I had now found the subject of my first post and I made my way home determined to uncover more about these famous eggs. Fabergé eggs are known all over the world for their beauty and – mostly – for the high price private collectors are ready to spend to ...


Why should (Italian) students learn Russian at L&D

Why should (Italian) students come to learn Russian at L&D? Being already at the end of my second experience at Liden & Denz and having been both at the school of Moscow and St. Petersburg, here is my personal and totally impartial opinion about Russian lessons here. In this article you will find good reasons to come to Liden & Denz to study Russian, which are basically the reasons that convinced me come back the second time. Moreover, there will be a special highlight on why, in my opinion, especially Italian students can make the most of their experience in Russia by coming to Liden & Denz. So, consider this article as good advice if you are still unsure whether this is the right school for you. Learning Russian in a “safe” environment When I first decided to come here I ...


Greetings from our new Belgian intern

Belgian intern in Saint Petersburg

Здравствуйте! My name is Sarah and I recently finished my Law undergraduate in my home town, Brussels. I will have the pleasure to be an intern at the Liden & Denz Language Centre in St. Petersburg until the end of December which will be a real challenge as it is my first time in Russia and I do not yet speak the language. I have always loved languages and had been wanting to learn Russian for a while as I am very much interested in the Russian culture and history as well as the travel opportunities this language provides and – let’s be honest – because Russian is simply beautiful to listen to! I therefore took the decision to take a full year off before starting my master’s degree to finally jump right in to it and … here I am! My first few days in St. Petersburg have been wonde ...