New intern alert: Hello Anna

New Intern Anna

Всем привет, my name is Anna, I’m 23 years old and I will work as an Intern in the position of Social Media Assistant for the next five weeks here in St. Petersburg. I will be responsible for the content on Facebook and Instagram. With this blog post I would like to introduce myself. Four… Continue reading

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Student Interview with Ronald Knox – Living in Russia in the «несовершенный вид»

Student at Liden & Denz

A seasoned traveller and no stranger to the streets of St Petersburg, Ronald Knox, from Philadelphia, has just completed three weeks at Liden and Denz. As part of his travels this year, Ronald decided to pay St Petersburg a visit. Despite being caught out by the capricious St Petersburg weather, Ronald thoroughly enjoyed his time… Continue reading

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Hero of the Russian language: Rupert Hitsch

Liden & Denz gives us the possibility not only to improve our Russian skills but also to meet students from all over the world. Listening to their diverse and interesting stories is, without any doubts, one of the most inspiring parts of the journey because it allows us to come into contact with diffent cultures,… Continue reading

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Learn Russian words quickly with help from memory research

how to learn Russian words

One of the biggest challenges of learning a language is the sheer amount of information you have to memorize. Sometimes it can feel overwhelming. So today I’m here to help. We’re going to look at some educational memory research  and talk about how you can use it to learn Russian words quickly.  Spaced Retrieval Practice… Continue reading

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Привет from new intern Hanna!

Привет, St.Petersburg! My name is Hanna and I will be in St. Petersburg for the next three months studying Russian and working as an intern at Liden and Denz. I’ve been told that St. Petersburg is the “cultural Capital” of Russia so I am excited to explore my new city. Last semester, I was an… Continue reading

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Russian months’ names and their etymology

Russian months names

Today I want to share with you a list of Russian months with their etymology, since it is in my belief that knowing where a word comes from will come in handy in the long run. Let me explain: Russian is an analytic language and its words are formed with suffixes and prefixes. So, even… Continue reading

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The colourful world of Russian sayings

babushke russe

Safe to say that Russian is a “filthy” rich language, with an insanely wide range of different proverbs and sayings that fit every situation and can be used to convey your message in a very punctual way. What’s more learning them and their origin will give you a wider cultural understanding, that’s why I decided… Continue reading

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Learning Russian for Beginners – How to Learn Basic Russian?

So, you have just decided to learn Russian and look for a helping hand? Congratulations, stop searching – you’ve landed on the right page! This blog is for all who have just started learning Russian or have decided to start learning this interesting and mysterious language. My aim is to provide absolute beginners with the… Continue reading

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