Liden & Denz Russian language blog

08 Jun
2020
Around 280 million people in the world speak Russian, which is very likely to be one of the reasons why also you decided to try to learn it. However, this number doesn’t include the people speaking dialects, nor all the derivative Slavic languages which are easily learnable once you acquired the basics of Russian. Therefore, ...
02 Jun
2020
Russian poet, English essayist and American citizen, Brodsky was born 80 years ago in St. Petersburg before living a unique life and leaving an important influence in international literature. CHILDHOOD Brodsky was born on the 24th of Mai 1987 in Leningrad, in a Russian family. During The Siege of Leningrad, Brodsky and his family will endure ...
22 May
2020
I remember exactly the night before I had to leave Petersburg. It was the 31st of March, the night was mild and I sat on a bench in a park with my friends, enjoying our last moments together. Overwhelmed by hard feelings, but at the same time the willingness to enjoy every second of this ...
19 May
2020
Liden & Denz has just set up a new class, and it’s for free for students: the speaking club! As I monitored the speaking club for Russian students in German back in the times when I was still in St. Petersburg, let me give you an insight of what this hour consists of and how ...
14 May
2020
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We are approaching two months of quarantine, and all our travel plans have been cancelled for the foreseeable future. However, thanks to the internet, we can experience some of Russia’s most well-known attractions right from our homes! Here are some of my favourite virtual travel experiences: Online Activities with Liden & Denz Checkout the Liden ...
13 May
2020
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As most of the students at Liden & Denz come from a professional background, going back to school, doing homework and learning vocabulary is often a big change, but executed because of the high motivation to learn Russian. The current situation is forcing us to switch to online classes, and the group energy we could ...
12 May
2020
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As I have been a French, German and English teacher for some years, I found myself in the same situations as my students when I started learning Russian. So, as I reminder of what I always told my students to do and should do myself, and as a help for you, I decided to write ...
08 May
2020
May 9th, 2020 will mark the 75th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany and the end of the Great Patriotic War. The war lasted from 1941 to 1945 and during that time the Soviet Union suffered more than 20 million casualties. It was an unimaginable 4 years filled with sacrifice, loss, and starvation, but ...