Привет from new intern Hanna!

Привет, St.Petersburg! My name is Hanna and I will be in St. Petersburg for the next three months studying Russian and working as an intern at Liden and Denz. I’ve been told that St. Petersburg is the “cultural Capital” of Russia so I am excited to explore my new city. Last semester, I was an exchange student at People’s Friendship University of Russia in Moscow  and I visited St. Petersburg for two days so I have already seen the biggest tourist attractions. But I still  look forward to exploring more, walking along the streets, visiting parks and practicing Russian wherever I go. I am also excited to experience this beautiful city in warmer wheather this time around. Probably like almost every language learner, my reasons for studying Russian are a bit of a conglo ...

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Greetings from Moscow

Greetings from Moscow

Привет! Mеня зовут Nick, and I will be here with you for the next 3 months, writing from Moscow, Russia! About me I was born in Vietnam, but moved to Sweden when I was very young. After completing my Bachelor’s studies at Stockholm University, I began studying Russian! It is certainly a challenge. Many of my classmates in Stockholm failed the course or gave up, and it is understandable. This is for sure no walk in the park. When I tell people that I am studying Russian, they are surprised and ask me why. The ones who are most surprised are always Russians themselves! So? Why? Most Swedes perceive Russia as an elusive and somewhat scary place. My first real contact came from Russian history in high school: I learned about the 19th Century Tsars, two revolutions, the Soviet Union, and ...

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Привет from new intern Stephen!

Hello, my name is Stephen and I recently joined as a new intern for the Moscow centre of Liden & Denz. A question I frequently hear is: Why Russia? Why Moscow? Although I’ve been to Moscow once before, I still consider myself very new to the City and I still look forward to exploring Moscow in greater detail. In particular, I would like to check out those areas off the beaten track and visit the non touristic parts. In other words, so far as possible, I’d like to think and live like a Russian. However, and bearing in mind that Rome was not built in a day, my proficiency in the Russian language at best, at the novice level. Adding another language to my repertoire would hopefully benefit my career prospects over the longer term. I’m up for the challenge! Being born and raise ...

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Russian music for language learning, why not?

Russian music for dummies

Believe it or not, listening to some Russian music will help you a lot with your understanding of the language and its grammar structures. I can tell it to you since I’ve experienced it first hand. Though you may feel a little bit overwhelmed at the beginning because of the river of new words, it’ll get better and better and will definitely boost you listening and comprehension skills. Now, if you mean to take a step into this multifaceted world, I’ve got some very good artists of various genres to begin with. Монеточка (Monetočka) Let’s start this off with a bang, I’m glad to introduce you the newborn star of Russian music. This very young singer from Ekaterinburg has the freshest tracks in the game. Her beats range from 80’s pop atmosphere to more disco/EDM, but what her songs have in co ...

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Welcome to Kazan!

Kazan Mosque

Kazan – in the west hardly known is the beautiful capital of the semi-autonomous Republic of Tatarstan with its more than one million inhabitants after Moscow and St. Petersburg one of the most important tourist cities in Russia. The city at the Volga became better known for its role as the venue of the 2018 World Cup, but in my opinion, it should become even better known because there is something that makes the capital unique and special. More about that later, because first of all there is some background information about the history of Kazan. One day a rich, fleeing lord made a rest at the place where today’s Kazan lies. Since he had only golden objects with him, he sent his servant with a golden bowl to fetch water – but it fell into the Volga. The servant had to co ...

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