Tag Archives: Discover Russia - Page 2

05 Jul
2019
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 ...
30 May
2019
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 ...
07 May
2019
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 ...
02 Apr
2019
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 ...
11 Mar
2019
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 ...
27 Feb
2019
Wearing animal skin or fur in order to keep the head warm and protect it from the cold weather is a very old tradition, popular since the ancient times. Nowadays they are still used. There are many different types of hats to choose from: top hats, knitted headpieces, earmuffs, bonnets, football caps and many others. ...
20 Feb
2019
Let me just Yandex that-Russian search engine Like most of you, I had never heard of Yandex (Яндекс) before coming to Russia. I knew that Yahoo used to be the big thing before Google. But Yandex? No, never heard of it. So obviously it shocked me a little bit when I found out that about ...
18 Feb
2019
Goodbye Russia! Oli, Signing off After several months in Russia, it is time for me to say goodbye. I have had a wonderful time here at Liden & Denz and I have met some lovely people. Although I had already had some experience of Russia and St. Petersburg, I still can’t help but feel like ...
21 Jan
2019
Привет! My name is Oli and I am a new intern at Liden & Denz, St Petersburg! I am currently a 3rd Year Russian and German student at University College, London and I have been studying Russian for nearly seven years now, both at school and university. Originally from Hong Kong, I am very fortunate ...
26 Nov
2018
A trip to Russia is not complete without a trip to a classic Soviet-style stolovaya. Usually translated into English as a canteen, the establishment of the Russian stolovaya is a nostalgic mark that adorns almost every street in the centre of St Petersburg and Moscow like a purified crystal from the rich furnace of Soviet history… ...