History of the Russian Language

Understanding the origins of the Russian language is not only an important step in understanding the language itself, but can also offer a wealth of insight into the culture of the peoples who speak it. With a rich lexicon that is built around an intricate grammatical system, Russian is characterised by the same nuances of… Continue reading

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Russian Internship: My Story

Russian Internship: My Story

My name is Regina, I am 26 years old and live in Germany. I grew up in a small village which is so small, that every citizen knows each other, but hardly anyone from outside has ever heard its name. Admittedly for some time I have been living in the wonderful city of Düsseldorf in… Continue reading

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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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Здравствуйте from Bianca, the new intern from Italy!

bianca new intern

И так, всем привет! My name is Bianca and I’m the new intern at Liden & Denz, Saint Petersburg. Originally from Italy, my studies gave me the chance to travel and live in different parts of the world , and now led me to Russia. In Italy I’ve recently graduated in foreign languages and I… Continue reading

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Russian Immersion Programs in Russia

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… 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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