Goodbye Russia! Oli, Signing off

Oli st. isaacs

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… Continue reading

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Four weeks have gone by – goodbye to Aletta

goodbye to Aletta

Four weeks have gone by – goodbye to Aletta How fast time goes by… Feels like just yesterday that I arrived in Moscow, and now it is already time to say goodbye to the amazing Russian capital. Four weeks have gone by, and it is unbelievable that I have to return to my home country… Continue reading

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How to use imperfective aspect and perfective aspect?

imperfective and perfective

How to use imperfective aspect and perfective aspect? Here we are again, the imperfective aspect (несовершенный вид) and the perfective aspect (совершенный вид), another feared topic of Russian grammar. Studying Russian, you may have already realised that Russian language has a wide range of special features, which are difficult to understand. This week, we would… Continue reading

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10 unconventional ways to improve your Russian

Поздравляю! Reading this article, you either are or would like to learn the Russian language. This can be quite a challenge and with many hours of classes and self-study one can quickly find oneself considering giving up their new year’s resolution. But learning a language can be much more fun than most people would anticipate,… Continue reading

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Russian Emigre Literature – Nabokov and identity

Nabokov and emigre literature

A lesser known part of Russian history is the widespread emigration that happened during the Soviet Union. After the Communist revolution in 1917, a vast wave of 1-3 million Russian intellectuals, teachers and nobility were forced to flee the former Russian Empire. Among these emigrants were the famous literary figures Nabokov, Brodsky and Bunin, who… Continue reading

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