Pushkinskaya 10 – A haven of underground culture

Venturing through a dark alleyway next to a corner shop, probably the last thing you’d expect to discover is an expansive and fascinating museum of non-conformist culture whose roots stretch into the Soviet period and beyond. Yet, behind an unassuming door, you’ll find Art Centre Pushkinskaya 10. It first appeared in 1989 as a squat… Continue reading

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Brace yourselves! It’s Mushroom Hunting Season in Russia!

Mushroom Hunting Season in Russia If you have ever happened to enjoy the traditional Russian cuisine, you would have noticed that mushrooms are a crucial ingredient for many Russian dishes. This probably doesn’t come as a surprise, given the fact, that most of the Russian landscape is covered in woods, which are covered with mushrooms.… Continue reading

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Interactive Map: St. Petersburg’s Hidden Gems

Discover the best hidden places in St. Petersburg with our interactive map. Art galleries, courtyards, secret bars and restaurants, churches, and more.  It’s time to discover St. Petersburg and all of its hidden gems. Check out our interactive map and take a glimpse of our favorite secret places. Read more about each place by clicking… Continue reading

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Everything you need to know about our street!

Our language school in St. Petersburg is located on Zhukovskovo ulitsa (улица Жуковского). The street is 890 meters long and is near Ploshad Vostaniya (площадь Восстания) where the Moscow train station is. While the street is not one of the most famous streets in St. Petersburg, like almost all the streets of St. Petersburg, it… Continue reading

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What to see and do in Priozersk

The Korela fortress

On a recent day trip, I rented a car and drove to Priozersk (Приозерск). Priozersk is a small town of around 19,000 people in the Leningrad Oblast region of Russia, roughly two hours drive from Saint Petersburg. Located near the border with the Karelia region, it is sandwiched between Lake Ladoga and the Vuoksi River.… Continue reading

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Saint Petersburg on two wheels: bike rental and more

Renting a bike in a new city is always a challenge, but it’s something that can make your visit much more memorable and fun, since a bike can remove the constraints of public transportation and can help you to see the city from an other perspective. On two wheels, you can get closer to the… Continue reading

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A guide to thrifting in St Petersburg

Since moving to St Petersburg from the UK, I have been on a mission to hunt down cheap and sustainable ways to shop. Back in England I am an avid thrifter, meaning that I love buying things in second hand shops! It is so helpful to do this as a student who needs to save… Continue reading

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A quick introduction to Liden and Denz’s new intern, Lizzie!

  Hello everyone! My name is Lizzie, and I’m happy to introduce myself as a new member of the Liden & Denz team. I am from the East Midlands of the UK originally, though I moved to London when I was eighteen in order to start my undergraduate degree. I am a third year student… Continue reading

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