Tag Archives: Discover Russia - Page 23

10 Mar
2014
Located just outside St Petersburg is Vyborg: a little town with a lot to offer! You can get to Vyborg by electrichka or train: the electrichka is just 120 roubles each way for students, but the train is quicker although more expensive. The electrichka takes just over two hours but it’s worth the journey! It ...
03 Mar
2014
The city was full of life and character this weekend, as the population came together to celebrate Maslenitsa (Ма́сленица), the end of winter and the beginning of spring! It didn’t feel any less like winter over the weekend, with temperatures below zero both days, but with an atmosphere like that on Yelagin Island and in ...
28 Feb
2014
In case you haven’t noticed, this week is Maslenitsa (Ма́сленица)! This is a week long event, starting this year on the 24th of February and ending this Sunday, the 2nd of March, in which the most important part is to eat as many blini (блины) as possible! Maslenitsa is essentially a week long Pancake Day, ...
24 Feb
2014
After three fantastic weeks of athletic prowess, the Sochi Winter Olympics came to a close last night with a glittering Closing Ceremony, featuring dancing, speeches and fireworks. Everyone remembers the slight embarrassment Russia suffered when a technical malfunction meant the final Olympic ring didn’t open during the Opening Ceremony, but during the Closing Ceremony the ...
18 Feb
2014
Defender of the Fatherland Day is coming up, where Russians celebrate the achievements of the military, and even Russian men who have never served are congratulated and receive presents. First celebrated in 1919, the holiday makes the date when the Red Army was established, and was originally known as Red Army Day. In 1949, it ...
13 Feb
2014
The Winter Olympics are well under way in Sochi and after almost a week at the games, there’s plenty to talk about! There was one big upset today in the Short Track Speed Skating 500m Ladies Final. Elise Christie made history as the first British woman to make it into a speed skating final and ...
07 Feb
2014
Let it be known that Russia makes something good out of everything, including now, the meteor strike that happened in February last year! At the Sochi Olympics, gold medallists will be presented with an extra commemorative medal with a little piece of the Chelyabinsk meteorite embedded into it! Russian scientists were able to recover a ...
05 Feb
2014
With the Winter Olympic games starting in Sochi on Friday, the Olympic torch can see the end goal in sight after 123 days in transit, touring the country. On the 1st February, the organisers announced that the torch was carried to the top of Mt. Elbrus, Europe’s highest peak, in October, so as to avoid ...
03 Feb
2014
One of the best things about studying Russian with Liden & Denz is the many options you have for your studies. However, one of the first and most important choices to make is in which city you would like to study. Liden & Denz has three centres in three different cities, each offering the same ...
30 Jan
2014
If you have been lucky enough to visit Red Square already, you probably have noticed that almost the entire side of the Kremlin wall facing the square is guarded and off limits most of the time. Why you ask? Because besides the large “black box” located in front of the wall, known as Lenin’s Mausoleum ...