Liden & Denz Russian language blog

27 Sep
2021
Why is Georgian cuisine so popular in Russia? Before visiting Russia, I had never tried Georgian cuisine, and barely even heard of it. However, since arriving in St Petersburg, I have seen and visited almost as many Georgian restaurants as Russian ones. In fact, around 10% of restaurants in Russia specialise in Georgian food. It ...
27 Sep
2021
Mastering the metro in St. Petersburg When I first arrived in Saint Petersburg, the metro seemed too intimidating, and I managed to get around the city by foot to start with. As a result, during my first week here, my step count was regularly double the recommended 10,000 steps. While my fit-bit was happy, the ...
24 Sep
2021
Sustainable Travel to Russia: From Some of Europe’s Biggest Cities to Russia  Although current restrictions may be impeding our chances to travel, the ability to hanker after a future trip has not been quashed. Sustainable travel has become more and more possible and popular over recent years, but the thought of travelling such long distances ...
22 Sep
2021
What is the time in Russia? The country with 11 time zones! The whole world is divided into 24 time zones, and Russia alone covers eleven of them, making it the country with the most consecutive time zones in the world. The time in Russia ranges from UTC+02:00 to UTC+12:00 (Coordinated Universal Time, which is ...
21 Sep
2021
Родина-мать зовёт! – The Motherland Calls! Situated on the Mamayev Kurgan–hill (Мамаев курган) in Volgograd (former Stalingrad) in Southern Russia, stands a magnificent statue which commemorates the sufferings, sacrifice, and heroism of the Soviet Union during the Second World War. This monument is the representation of a call to take up arms against the German ...
18 Sep
2021
5 Things to See at the Berthold Centre, St. Petersburg The Berthold Centre is a creative space in St. Petersburg which has been developed in a former factory. It is composed of a large courtyard, and the buildings surrounding it are home to independent businesses, many of which are very unique. Here are 5 things ...
15 Sep
2021
Culinary experience with Liden & Denz At “Liden & Denz” you can not only learn languages, but you also have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of activities that will help you to get to know Russian culture more closely. The activities are organised by the school itself. Some of them have a ...
15 Sep
2021
How did Russians commemorate 80 years since the Siege of Leningrad? On September 8th 1941, the blockade of Leningrad began, when the ring of Nazi German troops and their allies around the city was closed. The blockade lasted 872 days, and sources vary but somewhere between 400,000 to 1,500,000 people died. Nazi Germany planned for ...