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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Hello Post from Intern Michael Mayberry

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Hello! My name is Michael Mayberry. I’m currently an intern studying Russian at the Liden & Denz Language Center in St. Petersburg. I’m a Russian-American who grew up in Ohio, USA. In my free time, I enjoy reading literature, journaling, translating, watching films, bicycling, listening to music, and dancing. My interest in Russian language and… Continue reading

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Made in St. Petersburg: The greatest ballerinas of our time

ballerinas from st.petersburg

It is no secret that the world’s best ballet dancers are made at Vaganova Academy in St. Petersburg. The oldest Russian school of ballet is known for its strict admission criteria and star alumni, including Anna Pavlova and Mikhail Baryshnikov. Today, we take a look at three great ballerinas of the 21st century who learned… Continue reading

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