Jūrmala

Jūrmala

Jūrmala Jūrmala ist bereits seit dem 18. Jahrhundert ein beliebter Badeort. Nach dem Krieg mit Napoleon liessen sich hier zurückkehrende Russische Offiziere nieder um sich zu entspannen. Als die Eisenbahnstrecke Riga-Tuckums erbaut wurde, Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts, war Jūrmala plötzlich innert kurzer Zeit erreichbar. Der Badeort erreichte ein neues Level an Popularität und Tourismusandrang. Zu… Continue reading

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25 years since the election of Boris Yeltsin

Boris Yeltsin

25 years since the election of Boris Yeltsin Today marks 25 years since the Russian people chose Boris Yeltsin as their first popularly elected president in Russia’s history. Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin was born in a small Village outside of the Russian city of Yekaterinburg. He spent his early working life in the construction industry.  In 1961 he joined… Continue reading

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Where to stay in St. Petersburg

The first question any tourist asks themselves: “Where to stay…?” Liden & Denz of course does a fantastic job providing accommodation for its students, mostly in home-stays with Russian families, which have great advantages for immersing yourself in the language. If, however, you’d prefer something a little different and want to avoid the impersonal (and expensive)… Continue reading

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