Did you say Fabergé?

Fabergé - Coronation egg

A very Russian institution The St. Petersburg metro is often praised for its beauty but it is also a place full of little stores, nooks and crannies which I found myself looking at yesterday. About everything and anything can be found there from a kitten calendar and the newest Russian romance novels to pens, newspapers… Continue reading

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Greetings from our new Belgian intern

Belgian intern in Saint Petersburg

Здравствуйте! My name is Sarah and I recently finished my Law undergraduate in my home town, Brussels. I will have the pleasure to be an intern at the Liden & Denz Language Centre in St. Petersburg until the end of December which will be a real challenge as it is my first time in Russia… Continue reading

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Saint Petersburg’s favorite doughnuts: pishki

The first thing that comes to our minds when saying “doughnut” is the typical American deep-fried and ring-shaped dough, usually glazed with sugar icing or topped with powdered sugar, chocolate or colored sprinkles.  But being honest, this is an international dish, present all over the world and prepared in many different ways according to traditions.… Continue reading

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Hello everyone from Lucrezia, a new Italian intern!

Добрый день всем! My name is Lucrezia and I will be an intern at Liden & Denz in Saint Petersburg for six weeks. Believe it or not I’m so excited about it! I’m a 22-year-old Italian girl and I live in the North of the country, in Milan and I study Languages and International Relations… Continue reading

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The Russian Empire’s 6 most important Imperial residences

The Imperial Winter Palace

The Imperial Russian monarchy, far from residing in one singular dwelling, lived in a variety of locations in accordance with each Emperor’s or Empress’ tastes and preferences. The Tsars also commissioned for new palaces to be built for themselves, as well as using those of their predecessors. Here are 6 of the palaces that were… Continue reading

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