Veliky Novgorod: a cradle of Ancient Russia
Veliky Novgorod is known as a cradle of Ancient Russia. It was founded during the 10th century, which makes it one of the oldest cities in Russia. The city is situated between Moscow and Saint Petersburg and has a very rich and distinct history. So, in case you happen to be in the area, I… Continue reading
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
Returning to Russia’s cultural capital
My name is Rachel, and I will be spending the next 3 months interning and studying Russian at Liden and Denz, in Russia’s cultural capital, St Petersburg. I first became interested in Russian history at school and always wanted to learn another language, so I decided to throw myself in at the deep end, and… Continue reading
History of the Russian Language
Understanding the origins of the Russian language is not only an important step in understanding the language itself, but can also offer a wealth of insight into the culture of the peoples who speak it. With a rich lexicon that is built around an intricate grammatical system, Russian is characterised by the same nuances of… Continue reading
Welcome to Kazan!
Kazan – in the west hardly known is the beautiful capital of the semi-autonomous Republic of Tatarstan with its more than one million inhabitants after Moscow and St. Petersburg one of the most important tourist cities in Russia. The city at the Volga became better known for its role as the venue of the 2018… Continue reading
Hello from Sara, a new Italian intern!
Здравствуйте! My name Sara, I am from Italy and I am a new intern at Liden & Denz school in Saint Petersburg.I am 23 and I just graduated from the Faculty of Interpreting and Communication at IULM University of Milan, where I had the pleasure of studying English and Russian. Honestly, I do not know… Continue reading
Russian etiquette – Do’s and Don’ts when visiting Russia
Russian society is marked by ancient traditions and habits. They are very cultural and so they easily recognize other cultures by their behavior. Sometimes these other behaviors may even be considered offensive to Russian citizens. So you should know about the table manners, Russian gestures and traditions, if you want to experience a stay without… Continue reading
The Homestay Experience: Living with a Russian Babushka
When I studied in St Petersburg last year, I decided to stay with a host-family, or homestay. I had done the same when I studied in Yaroslavl, so I had an idea of what to expect. Nonetheless, it was still a daunting prospect. I was still apprehensive about a few things; would I get on… Continue reading