Actors Who were Learning Russian for Roles and Just Because

Actors learning Russian

After studying Japanese at university, I can say that Russian isn’t the hardest language to learn but it certainly isn’t the easiest either. While French and Spanish are easy for English learners, learning Russian lies somewhere in the middle as a language of medium difficulty.    What makes learning Russian so complicated? There are 6… Continue reading

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Discover provincial Russia – Ural enigma

Счастье на за горами - Perm, Provincial Russia

When it comes to cities in Russia, everyone has heard of Moscow and Saint Petersburg, but the truth is they only provide a small snapshot of the “real” Russia.  If you are brave enough to venture off the beaten track into the further Eastern part of Russia, you can see a side to the country… Continue reading

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Do Russians speak with regional Russian Accents?

How many Russian accents do you recognize while speaking Russian?

Have you ever heard of different Russian accents? In the UK, where I’m from, accents are a big deal. Regional accents can vary hugely across distances of just a few miles, and accents are often used (however unfairly) as a basis for judgements about a person’s background, class or education. So, when I began learning… Continue reading

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Farewell to Keshia

The time has come, once again, to say goodbye to a fellow intern. Keshia is leaving after three months at Liden & Denz St. Petersburg. Keshia, tell me a little bit about yourself. I’m Keshia and I’m from Switzerland. I live in Zurich, in the German speaking part of Switzerland. I study multilingual communication. Why… Continue reading

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Farewell Fredrik

Tell me a little bit about yourself. I’m Fredrik, I’m 26 years old, from Norway. I study Global Communications and International Journalism at the State University of St. Petersburg and in Berlin. I’ve been living in St. Petersburg for the past six months. Why did you come to Russia and what inspired you to study… Continue reading

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