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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4 English Top Events in St. Petersburg

If you need a break from your Russian classes, and you need some social activity where you can actually understand what is going on and what people are talking about, this post is for you. Find the best events in English in the city, meet new people and have a fun night with comedy shows,… Continue reading

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The ultimate guide to St. Petersburg markets

Seize the moment and practice some Russian at the best St. Petersburg markets. Discover the best markets in the city and learn some vital vocabulary that will help you during your shopping. It is a well-known fact that if you want to improve your fluency in a language there is no better way than living… Continue reading

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The Scarlet Sails in St. Petersburg (Алые Паруса)

The Scarlet Sails – or Алые Паруса (Alye Parusa) – is one of the main public events of the Russian Summer, and for any visitors who are lucky enough to be staying in St.Petersburg this year on the night of the 23rd June – when the famous White Nights are at their brightest – there… Continue reading

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Привет from new intern Aedan!

Всем привет! My name is Aedan, and I’m one of the new interns working and studying at Liden and Denz’s wonderful campus in St. Petersburg. Coming to sunny Russia from not-so-sunny Scotland, this will be my third time in St. Petersburg since I started my year abroad with the University of Edinburgh, where I study… Continue reading

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