Phrases for the perfect stay in a host family

I’m writing about this topic because a lot of students studying at Liden & Denz stay with a host family. With the help of these phrases you’ll have a pleasant stay in Russia and they will definitely help to improve your relationship with your host parents. One of my colleagues at Liden & Denz also… Continue reading

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On a date with Russian proverbs

Here we go again with some nice figures of speech translated from Russian into English. This time we’re doing it in a slightly different way! This topic is all about a conversation with your colleague or friend at a restaurant, exchanging funny phrases which are fitting to the current situation. Every phrase can be used… Continue reading

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5 unconventional activities to do in Saint Petersburg

St. Petersburg has a lot of sights and conventional activities on offer, such as visiting the Hermitage or a day trip to Peterhof. But what unconventional activities can you do here? And what about the slightly unusual sights, just waiting to be discovered? Well, have a read of the following blog and you’ll discover a… Continue reading

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8 things to know before learning Russian

Russian is beautiful, no argument about that. But the language of Pushkin is also very, very difficult. I’ve been studying Russian for some years now and I can tell you –  it’s a language that must be studied constantly and seriously if you want to achieve good results. If you are thinking about studying Russian,… Continue reading

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10 Untranslatable Russian Words

Ever struggled to find the right words in English to describe your undying love for one person, your hair-of-the-dog hangover cure or the humdrum of everyday life? Look no further! These untranslatable Russian words provide a glimpse into the mysteries of the language and give you a whole new set of vocabulary to use. 1)… Continue reading

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