Discovering beautiful Saint Petersburg – hello from Nicolas!

Привет ребята! My name is Nicolas and I’ll be interning as a blogger with L&D this summer in Saint Petersburg and then Moscow. I’m half-Ecuadorian and half-Colombian, but I have been living in the UK for the last couple of years. I moved to England to study a BA in Politics and International Studies, which I’ll be completing in 2019. I’m an easy going person, I have three dogs (Schnauzer, Basset Hound and Saint Bernard) and I love traveling. I have lived in five different countries and I’ll do my best to continue to grow that list. I speak Spanish, English and French, and I’ll hopefully speak Russian by the end of the summer. Coming to Russia was a no-brainer for me because I love Russian, I have good friends here, and I have always wanted to experie ...

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In T-shirt to Siberia – Tages-Anzeiger

Last month we welcomed a group of journalists on Liden & Denz press tour, taking them from Moscow to Eastern Siberia. The article in Tages-Anzeger unveils the impressions of summer in Irkutsk. In T-shirt und Shorts nach Sibierien – Tages-Anzeiger (read the article in German) Read the summary in English here.

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Guide to Russian Theatre in St Petersburg

It will come as no surprise that St Petersburg, as Russia’s cultural capital, is brimming with theatres. With such a rich creative history, it would be impossible for there not to be so many. Worldwide, Russia is infamous for the quality of its ballet, which is a must-see for every tourist, but a lesser known fact for non-Russianists is that it is was also the breeding ground for modern theatre as we know it today. Born out of the tradition of Chekhov and Stanislavsky, Russian directors, actors and audiences remain very loyal to psychological drama and classical theatre. So, whether you are a beginner looking for ballet and opera or an advanced speaker looking for classic Russian drama, St Petersburg’s array of theatres is sure to fulfil your needs. But be sure to get your tickets quick be ...

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Top 5 things to do in St Petersburg during the White Nights

Top 5 things to do in St Petersburg during the White Nights “It was a miraculous night…the sky was so starry and the sky so light” – Belye Nochi, F.M. Dostoevsky The White Nights/белые ночи are a magical time in St Petersburg when the days draw out and the dark nights almost completely disappear. This special time of year is an ideal time to visit St Petersburg, not just because it is very beautiful, but because there are many special events that run throughout the summer. So, if you are looking for a break from the football fever, look no further. Here are our top 5 picks of things to do during the White Nights:   Stars of the White Nights – «Звёзды белых ночей» During the White Nights the Mariinsky Theatre puts on a special programme of events. This year will be the 26th year of the ...

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Goodbye to our Italian Intern Anna

First of all: this experience for me was amazing. There’s not a single thing that in these past three months went wrong. I spent most of my time in the school, attending classes in the morning and working in the afternoon. Everything started and finished here at Liden and Denz, and now I feel like I’m really part of this school. I know that many people traveled and lived in a different country for longer periods, but these months have meant the world to me. I challenged myself in ways I didn’t before, I studied, worked and lived in a place which is so far and so different from home, and I now feel really proud of myself. When I decided to spend some time in Saint Petersburg, I wanted to achieve a personal goal and feel more comfortable talking in Russian. I’d like to than ...

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