Climbing at Skalatoria in Moscow

Climbing fanatic? Or just curious about the sport? Well Moscow has a great range of climbing gyms for the experienced pro to the nervous novice. In the last months I started to get interested in ‘bouldering’ which is climbing small walls without ropes. After climbing in London and my hometown of Bristol I thought I… Continue reading

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My time on a Russian TV show!

This week I have had the rather surreal experience of being involved in a Russian TV documentary. My friend and fellow Liden & Denz student, Martin, was the star of a documentary series on Moscow 24 focusing on foreign students studying in Russia. He asked me if I wanted to participate and I thought it… Continue reading

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Lost in Moscow public transport? Here the best apps!

Best apps for Moscow public transport

With a population of 13 million, huge concentric circular roads and Cyrillic lettering Moscow can seem like a daunting place to get around. But after two weeks living here I have devised a list of apps that can help you navigate Russia’s biggest city. All of the apps are free!   Citymapper This app uses… Continue reading

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MAMM Gallery

Moscow has an increasing number of great art galleries. Galleries from the Tretyakov to the Garage Museum are now world renowned.  The MAMM gallery near ‘Park Kulturi’ station is still relatively unknown among tourists but is gaining an impressive reputation in the city for a high quality and diverse range of multimedia exhibitions. I went… Continue reading

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A trip to Izmailovsky Market

Izmailovsky market

On Sunday my friend Shen and I ventured into the eastern reaches of Moscow for the Izmailovsky Market. It was a fascinating and often bewildering experience.   Souvenir Hunting   The market scene is quite hard to describe. It’s a mixture of Soviet kitsch, Disney Land and a medieval market. The market stalls sell a… Continue reading

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The Moscow Jazz Scene

When you think of jazz maybe a smoke-filled Harlem basement or a raucous New Orleans music hall comes to mind. The wintery streets of Moscow probably don’t. But Russia has a fascinating, nearly century old relationship with jazz.   A brief history of Russian jazz  Jazz was imported into Russia by Valentin Parnakh, a Russian… Continue reading

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Which of the Moscow rooftop bars to pick? TimeOut!

the view from the best of the Moscow rooftop bars

Moscow is full of rooftop bars, where to enjoy the best view of the city. In our opinion, these are 7 best rooftop bars in Moscow . However, in this article we are going to tell about TimeOut rooftop bar. Located near Mayakovskya station the Time Out bar is a great place for an evening… Continue reading

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До свидания!

Kamila and Lucia have come to the end of their internships at Liden & Denz, here they reflect on their experiences of learning and living in Russia over the past six weeks. Lucia: Kamila, you interned with Liden and Denz in St. Petersburg last year, what made you decide to return? Kamila: Yes, last summer… Continue reading

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