In my imagination, travelling on a Russian overnight train would have been a very bohemian experience. Everyone told me that when you travel for one night or more with people you barely know, they often share with you food, beverages and secrets. “It’s a very Russian thing,” they said. So imagine travelling in a sleeper ...
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 ...
Krizia studied and worked as an intern at Liden & Denz in Saint Petersburg for two months. Let’s find out more about her experience! Tell us a little more about yourself! My name is Krizia, I’m 26 years old, I come from Sicily but I’m currently living in Trieste, in the north of Italy. I ...
If you’re looking for an affordable place to stay while travelling, a hostel could be an option for you. In St Petersburg, hostels are all over the place. If you’re working, going to school or just here to sightsee, you’ll likely find one close to where you want to go. If this is something you’re ...
Today I had the chance to get an interesting interview with Erin, an English very young lady, who spent almost two months at Liden & Denz Language School in Moscow to improve her Russian skills. This is her last day at L&D, so now that the chips are down, let’s learn more about the experience ...
Self-study is essential to improving your Russian – but lets face it, finding the time is tricky… Luckily, help is at hand with language-learning apps. Can memorising vocab really be turned into entertainment? We review five of the best apps to find out. The market for language-learning apps has exploded in recent years, and with ...
Memorising vocabulary and practicing grammar is so much easier with a good working environment. Moscow has no shortage of cafes, but here’s a hidden gem that you may not have found otherwise… The entrance is, admittedly, unpromising. Ziferblat is located round the back of a продукы store, in a car park. There’s no sign – ...
Greetings everyone from Liden and Denz, St Petersburg! My name is Rina, I am a university student from Canada, studying Forensic Science. So why Russian, you might ask. Seems kind of random doesn’t it? The best way I could describe it is that I’ve always been curious about learning the Russian language. Every time ...
See a selection of photos from lavish gala at the Olympia concert hall in St. Petersburg, where the Russian language provider opened its first campus in 1992.
Hi! My name is Liz. I am from Minnesota in the United States, and am the newest intern at Liden & Denz. From exploring Russian history to finding great places to study, I hope to share what I find in St Petersburg with you. This is my fourth time in St Petersburg, but my first ...