Liden & Denz Russian language blog

25 Oct
2021
Hydra exhibition in Sevkabel The other day, I took a trip to Sevkabel port to see a new exhibition, called ‘Hydra’. To get there I took the trolleybus from Ploshad Vosstaniya (10 minutes from Liden & Denz) – once on the bus the journey took about 25 minutes. The exhibition opened just over a month ...
13 Oct
2021
Pronunciation in Russian Since arriving in St. Petersburg, one of the most frustrating things I have found when speaking Russian is not being understood due to my pronunciation. Even when I am confident that I know the word, and have used it in the correct context with the correct declension, there are times when I ...
11 Oct
2021
A weekend trip to Moscow Having been in St. Petersburg for a month, I felt like it was time to explore another part of Russia. Just a four-hour train ride away, I decided to spend a weekend in Moscow, and discover Russia’s other major city. So, on Friday evening, I took a high speed train ...
10 Oct
2021
Thank you, Liden & Denz! I remember it very well. It was summer 2018 in Switzerland and I was walking home after having finished my working day at the institute where I was doing my internship. I was about to arrive home, when I saw a red sticker plastered on a bus station, on which ...
08 Oct
2021
Autumn in St. Petersburg As the days get shorter and the weather colder, I often think of Autumn as a rather gloomy season. However, I have noticed the beautiful colours and crisp air during this season in St. Petersburg. Although I was disappointed to have to start wearing my winter coat in September, this past ...
06 Oct
2021
The first film in space Russia is renowned for its space industry across the world. Indeed, the Soviet space programme has set many records, such as the first satellite, dog, man and woman to enter space. On Tuesday, Russia sent a team to the International Space Station to break another: the first full length fictional ...
06 Oct
2021
The 8. MOST VIEWED video on YouTube is RUSSIAN?! As we humans love music, it is to be expected that the audiovisual material we consume the most is music videos. Therefore, hits such as “Despacito”, “Shape of You” and “See you again” are in the Top 5 in the ranking of the most played videos ...
29 Sep
2021
A night at the ballet: Romeo and Juliet Ballet is a renowned feature of Russian culture, having been a part of Russia since the 17th century. To this day, the country boasts some of the world’s premiere dance companies, such as the Bolshoi Ballet and Moscow Ballet. Russian tsars including Peter the Great, Catherine the ...