Tag Archives: Learning Russian

06 Apr
2021
You might never have heard of Ералаш, or Yeralash (English: Mishmash), but in Russia, it is one of the best known children’s programmes. It has been running for over 45 years in Russia, and it recently made headlines after its creator, Boris Grachevsky, sadly passed away earlier this year. Yeralash, however, is perhaps one of ...
23 Mar
2021
As if getting to grips with the cyrillic alphabet isn’t difficult enough for new students of Russian, two of the Russian alphabet’s 33 letters are ‘voiceless’: Ь and Ъ. How is Ь pronounced ? Ь is the soft sign (мягкий знак). It is voiceless, but its presence indicates a modification of the consonant which precedes ...
18 Mar
2021
COVID-19 has changed practically every aspect of our lives, language included. Below you will find a list of Russian COVID-19 vocabulary: an essential edition to any Russian student’s repertoire.  For more information about the current coronavirus situation in Russia, take a look at https://lidenz.ru/what-is-the-current-situation-regarding-the-coronavirus-in-russia/ Антибактериальный гель для рук (Hand gel)/ Санитайзер (Sanitiser) Hand gel has become ...
05 Mar
2021
The advantages of learning Russian online. When I started to learn Russian a little over a year ago, I thought the best way to get to know the language was by spending time in Russia. This is actually still true: it really helps to be surrounded by people that are all speaking that language that ...
03 Mar
2021
Want to watch some Russian films or TV online but struggling to find good sources? We’ve complied a list of some of the best places for you! 1. Klassiki This streaming site only launched a few weeks ago, but it’s already set to be one of the main hubs for Russian-language films. As the name ...
02 Mar
2021
How I started to learn Russian and how you can start learning it too! If you are reading this blog, it means that you in some way or another are interested in learning the Russian language. Whether you want to communicate with your new Russian neighbor, whether you want to read Dostojevski in its original ...
01 Mar
2021
In the UK, it’s quite unusual for a school to offer Russian as an option for students – especially in a non-specialist secondary school. However, there are a few schools around the UK where students can pick up Russian from as young as age 13, even if they have no previous knowledge of the language. ...
23 Feb
2021
Всем привет! My name is Anna and I’m a third year student at the University of Bristol in the UK. I’m studying for a degree in French and Russian, and as part of my studies I have the chance to do a year abroad. I have spent the past five months in Paris working in ...
18 Dec
2020
Reflecting on my time at Liden & Denz Moscow I’m feeling pretty sad now that I’ve come to the end of my almost-three-month stay in Moscow – but it’s time to gather my thoughts and reflect on everything I’ve got out of my time here, and hopefully impart some gems of wisdom to potential future ...
01 Dec
2020
A verb and its 11 variants Слушать means ‘to listen’ and is always followed by the accusative case.  Слушаю музыку. I’m listening to music. Он слушает друга. He’s listening to his friend talking. Ты меня никогда не слушаешь! You never listen to me! Straightforward enough. But did you know that there are eleven more forms ...