Liden & Denz Russian language blog

26 Feb
2021
How Peter the Great brought a little bit of Dutch culture to Russia! If you have ever been in Amsterdam and Saint Petersburg, you might have noticed that these cities actually have some similarities. This is not coincidental, it is actually because of an old Russian emperor, Peter the Great. In this article, I will ...
24 Feb
2021
Why the sculptures of 2 cats in St. Petersburg have important historical meaning to the city. If you have walked around in Saint Petersburg, you might have noticed the sculptures of two cats: Elisey, who is a male cat, and Vasilia, who is a female cat.  They can be found close to the Eliseevsky store ...
23 Feb
2021
Hello from Liden & Denz Saint Petersburg! For the upcoming  4 weeks I will be a new blogger for Liden & Denz in Saint Petersburg. I am very happy that I am back in Russia and excited to further develop my Russian language skills!  In Amsterdam, where I live, and in the Netherlands in general, ...
23 Feb
2021
Yesterday, the historic celebration of ‘Defender of the Fatherland Day’, or День Защитника Отечества in Russian, took place. It’s a tradition already entrenched in history, but one that students from other countries may be unfamiliar with. This article will give you a quick rundown of what the day is about, its history, and how celebrations ...
23 Feb
2021
Всем привет! My name is Anna and I’m a third year student at the University of Bristol in the UK. I’m studying for a degree in French and Russian, and as part of my studies I have the chance to do a year abroad. I have spent the past five months in Paris working in ...
10 Feb
2021
In most countries, a reliable Covid vaccine is months away, at least for the rest of us. If you don’t belong to a risk group or are not over 75 yet you need to wait at least until summer before it is your turn. Not in Russia. Sputnik V is widely available not only to ...
29 Jan
2021
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Here at Liden & Denz, our students usually come from all over the world, with current native tongues consisting of German, Slovak, Serbian, German, Spanish, Turkish, Italian, and many more. Needless to say, everyone mixes up their languages every so often, sometimes with quite humourous results! Here are some examples of vocab mix-ups from current ...
26 Jan
2021
So you’ve made the great decision to study at Liden & Denz, but there’s still one final choice to make: which location? Although we have two amazing schools in Irkutsk and Riga, the choice often falls between Moscow and St Petersburg. Having just completed two weeks back-to-back in both schools, I’ve gathered some info that ...