Ice skating rinks in Moscow

GUM ice rink

During the winter time the thought of going outside in the cold might prevent you from leaving your cosy and warm bed. But don’t worry, one remedy for the winter blues is ice skating. This activity will not only get your blood pumping but is also a good way to stimulate your muscles. So get… Continue reading


Izmaylovo Kremlin

During your stay in Moscow a visit to the Izmaylovo Kremlin (Кремль в Измайлово) is a great opportunity to dive into the spirit of ancient Russia. This unique complex was inspired by the architecture of old Moscow and by drawings of Russian fairytales. It can easily be called the Disneyland of Russian history and handcraft.… Continue reading


Interesting events during autumn and early winter in Moscow

Interesting events Moscow

Moscow is truly an amazing city with so many interesting things to see and experience; from classical museums and historical monuments to festivals and stunning green areas. In this article I have summed up a little list, of present and upcoming events and activities in the Russian capital for the last months of the year.… Continue reading


Learn about our origin at the State Darwin museum

State Darwin Museum

Being an environmental scientist, of course I had to pay the State Darwin Museum (Государственный Дарвиновский музей) in Moscow a visit. The museum is located at 57 Vavilov Street, within a 10 minutes’ walk from the metro Akademicheskaya (Академическая). This is an amazing museum and you should give yourself at least 3-4 hours in order… Continue reading


5 Moscow-based Books and Where to Read Them

One of the best ways to discover a country is through literature. However, it can at times be hard to understand the soul of a piece of work only through imagination. If you’re lucky enough to find yourself in Moscow, here’s a list of great novels and stories to get stuck into, along with where… Continue reading


Ура! Moscow State University (MSU) is in the world’s top 100 universities!

Exciting news for students considering studying in Russia! Moscow State University (московский государственный университет имени ломоносова) has climbed into the top 100 of the QS World University Rankings, rising 30 places since 2014. With over 30,000 students and 6,000 faculty members, MSU is considered one of the most prestigious higher education institutes in Russia, and… Continue reading


#StudentLife at Liden & Denz in Moscow

Looking at the student blog here at Liden & Denz, I was surprised to find no article about how being a student here is like. Before coming to Moscow, I wanted to know what a typical day for those studying Russian would consist of. Student life, in other words. This includes how Russian classes are… Continue reading


Moscow’s Unusual Buildings

moscow's unusual buildings

There’s no doubting Moscow’s rich architectural heritage. There’s an abundance of traditional buildings both old and new which fill the bulk of Moscow’s landscape. There are however a collection of somewhat quirky buildings for anybody to peruse and admire. So let’s take a look at some of Moscow’s unusual buildings… Egg House First up is… Continue reading