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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Goodbye from Valentina: пока Россия, I’ll see you soon!

Valentina in Moscow

Time has come to say goodbye to Moscow already and, just as I expected, my experience here was so intense and full of emotions. Five weeks have gone by incredibly fast and now a part of me is not ready to leave the school, my room, my friends, and my daily routine in this beautiful… 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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Summer in Texas, Winter in Russia

I feel betrayed. Absolutely betrayed. It’s been three whole days in Moscow and I haven’t seen a single bear, a trace of snow or even a bottle of vodka. I flew all the way from Texas… for this?! To be fair, the first time I came to Russia was by accident. Well, as accidentally as… Continue reading

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