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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Student story: How is it at Liden and Denz?

Student story

Student story: How is it at Liden and Denz? Here is one more interview covering a Student Story at Liden and Denz. We interviewed two of our students, Rachid and Sophia, about their experiences and impressions of learning Russian at Liden and Denz. This is what they had to say!   Elara, currently learning Russian at… Continue reading

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Happy 63rd Birthday, Vladimir Sorokin!

Picture of Vladimir Sorokin

Born August 7, 1955 in the Moscow region, Vladimir Sorokin is an internationally acclaimed Russian writer. When I asked my babushka for recommendations of contemporary Russian writers, he was the first one she mentioned. Biography and Background After graduating Gubkin Institute of Oil and Gas in 1977 with a degree in engineering, Sorokin was promptly… Continue reading

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