Liden & Denz Russian language blog

23 Jan
2020
Now that I have been in Moscow for almost 3 months, I think it’s time to look back and reflect on it. Those who have never been to Moscow or have only been here for a few days as tourists may find these interesting and useful. What surprised me most about Russians may also apply ...
20 Jan
2020
Why on earth would you call your baby tank? Or electricity? It may perhaps surprise you, but in the past dozens of Russian couples picked exactly these names for their new-born children. The reason behind such bizarre choices is not that hard to understand: in Soviet times the keywords were “devotion to the regime” and ...
14 Jan
2020
If I ask my Russian friends what they want to eat for breakfast, they will most likely answer: Syrniki! And I don’t blame them. Syrniki are super soft cottage cheese pancakes which can make your taste buds dance.  Today I’ll try to share with you a bit of information about this national favourite and I ...
06 Jan
2020
St Petersburg’s heritage is steeped with literature. Literary greats such as Dostoevsky,  Pushkin, Gogol and Akhmatova have used the city as a backdrop for their works, immortalising St Petersburg as a surreal and mythical place.   Given the city’s literary history and the voracious reading appetite of Russian people, St Petersburg’s streets are home to ...
30 Dec
2019
One of the best ways to get to know a city is walking around and exploring local haunts. And when moving to a new place, finding a regular spot to eat and relax can almost feel like a second home. So what better place to start than exploring the local cafes? Fortunately, cafe culture has ...
20 Dec
2019
While writing this post I truly get aware that I will be leaving soon. After 10 weeks here at Liden & Denz in Moscow it is time to go back to Austria. It seems like it was just yesterday when I packed my suitcase to go here. At first, I was of course scared to ...
19 Dec
2019
Russia’s most popular holiday is just around the corner. Can you guess which one is it? It’s the New Year (Новый Год)! That’s right, in Russia the New Year beats Christmas in its importance. The majority of Russians celebrate the New Year’s day with the rest of the world on the 1st of January. New ...
13 Dec
2019
„Be spontaneous, be crazy, leave your comfort zone and live with no regrets“ — these words I was telling myself every day when I decided I wanted to go to Russia. Unfortunately, my family was not very happy with the decision I made, however, I knew that it was the right thing to do. Originally, ...