Tag Archives: Learning Russian

03 Sep
2021
Привет from Alice Привет! I’m Alice, and I have just started studying at Liden & Denz, which I will be continuing for the next 3 months, alongside the blogging internship they offer, and can’t wait to start exploring St Petersburg and getting to know the city better. I am from London and study French and ...
21 Jul
2021
From Zurich to St. Petersburg – Здравствуйте from Fabio, our new intern! Hello everyone! I am Fabio, and this is my first post as a blogger at Liden & Denz. I study applied Linguistics in Switzerland with Russian as a foreign language and will be interning and studying here at Liden & Denz St. Petersburg ...
14 May
2021
Most students of Russian are probably aware that quite a hefty number of English words have crept into the Russian dictionary: ranging from джинсы (jeans) to хедж-фонд (hedge fund)  But, did you know that a number of English words have Russian origins…? Balaclava A close-fitting garment covering the whole head and neck except for parts of ...
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. ...