Category Archives: Discover Russia

02 Aug
2021
The Little-Known History of Kostroma’s Statue of Lenin I study at Durham University, which is twinned with the Russian city of Kostroma, located North-East of Moscow. This connection between the cities has led to me learning a lot about this town and its traditions. For me, one of the most interesting parts of the town ...
02 Aug
2021
The Ural Mountains One of our colleagues here at Liden & Denz just returned from a trip to the Ural mountains (otherwise known as the Urals), one of Russia’s many natural areas of beauty. Hearing about this amazing experience made me want to learn more about this region. Here’s what I found out: Where are ...
29 Jul
2021
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We are all a product of where we are from: every culture has its own sets of behaviours that we adopt, sometimes without being aware of it. Russia is no different. After three years of learning Russian, socialising with them and spending some time in Russia, I have noticed some typical Russian habits. Sometimes, I like ...
26 Jul
2021
What Studying Online at a Siberian University Taught Me About Siberia Through a university exchange, I had planned to study at Tomsk State University, in Siberia, for five months. However, like most people planning trips away have found, the pandemic decided that my travel plans were not to be. Instead, I spent this time studying ...
23 Jul
2021
Loading Russia is more than Moscow and Saint Petersburg, but does the same apply to Russian education? The answer is yes! At least according to the latest university rankings from QS (2022). Here are some of the best Russian universities located outside its two historical capital cities. Kazan Federal University  #351 in the world and ...
21 Jul
2021
From Zurich to St. Petersburg – Здравствуйте from Fabio, our new intern! Hello everyone! I am Fabio, and this is my first post as a blogger at Liden & Denz. I study applied Linguistics in Switzerland with Russian as a foreign language and will be interning and studying here at Liden & Denz St. Petersburg ...
21 Jul
2021
5 Vegetarian Georgian Foods to Try Unfortunately, the UK has not yet discovered the joy of Georgian food, so whilst I’m in Russia I’m going to take advantage of the plethora of Georgian restaurants here in St Petersburg. Georgian cuisine is extremely popular here in Russia and, if you are vegetarian, you’ll be happy to ...
19 Jul
2021
Russia and the Olympics: What to Expect in Tokyo The long-awaited 2020 Tokyo Olympics are about to finally begin, with the opening ceremony taking place on Friday 23rd July. But what events is Russia likely to succeed in, and how will the ban from the World Anti-Doping Agency affect how the athletes are represented? Russia ...
05 Jul
2021
Whenever you arrive in a new city, one of the first things to get to grips with is always the public transport network. Despite apps like Google Maps and Citymapper making life a lot easier when it comes to travelling around St Petersburg, these apps can’t tell you everything and it’s worth spending some time ...
25 Jun
2021
Let’s learn some basic facts about the Far East! So in the previous post, I introduced the Far East and noted that little attention is paid to this part of Russia. Indeed, a search of what Liden & Denz bloggers write about show zero results for the Far East (though it might be that I ...