2018 FIFA World Cup: Everything You Need to Know Before it Starts

fifa gold cup and a ball

The 2018 Fifa World Cup will be the 21st quadrennial international football tournament contested by the national teams of the member associations of FIFA. It will take place in Russia from June 14th to July 15th and will involve 32 national football teams. What we know for sure is that there will be an amazing opening ceremony and… Continue reading

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From Moscow campus to the heart of Caucasus

a view of a typical bike tour route on the Caucasus mountains

In Liden & Denz, we love to incorporate outdoor activities like sightseeing, boat trips, and city tours into our Russian language courses package of offers. That’s because we want our students to experience Russian language learning experience in the destination of their choice and discover Russia in the best way possible. However, sometimes this goal… Continue reading

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What’s With All the Flowers in Russia?

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You don’t need to spend a long time in Russia to start noticing all the flowers (цветы). Walk down any road and, within minutes, you’ll most likely walk past a street vendor or flower shop. In the evenings, the pavements are filled with Russians carrying bouquets for their dates or hosts for the evening. Indeed,… Continue reading

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5 Russian Easter Traditions You Can Try

Russian Easter eggs that are dyed and painted with elaborate patterns and placed in basket

Russian Easter traditions were suppressed in the Soviet era, but many have since been revived to their former glory.  Now, Easter, or Paskha (Пасха), is one of Russia’s biggest holidays. While there are many denominations in Russia that celebrate Easter, the Russian Orthodox church is the largest – and its Easter celebrations are certainly worth… Continue reading

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Scaring the Russian out of you

It’s that time of the year again, where you dress up in a terrifying costume and scare your friends: it’s Halloween. Of course, you know that every country has its own creepy and scary characters; like how British people have Jack the Ripper or the Austrians have ‘Krampus’. But what about Russia? Do the people… Continue reading

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