Birthday traditions in Russia

All over the world there are different birthday traditions. Every country has its twist on celebrating this special day. It is common around the world to give some presents and sing the “Happy Birthday” song, but Russia has some different ways of celebrating too. The length of the message All over Europe it is getting… Continue reading

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I am from Austria ?

Hello! Привет!   My name is Philipp and I’m 23 years old. This is my first post for Liden & Denz as an intern. Over the next ten weeks I’ll be giving you an inside account into my life in St Petersburg and how my language skills evolve. In Austria I’m in the 3rd year… Continue reading

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Cultural Program

First of all, I would like to congratulate all of you on behalf our school, for those who are arriving or whether you are coming back from holidays and will stay longer, happy new year! (С Новым Годом, с новым счастьем!!!) I want to draw your attention to the school’s cultural program, because this weeks I… Continue reading

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Go abroad…a lifetime experience

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Go abroad is the name of an international website that gives the opportunity to find job, internships, volunteer and study overseas. This is a very valuable experience for your future, since now the job market became more demanding; the more you know foreign languages or the more experience you have, the more possibilities you have to… Continue reading

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Let’s go to Liepāja!

In today’s post we will travel some 200 kilometres west from the Latvian capital to one of the true gems of the Baltic Coast and Latvia’s third largest city: Liepāja. Liepāja is situated between the Lake Liepāja and the Baltic coast. Since Riga is situated in the middle of the country this means that a… Continue reading

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Bulgakov – Three things to do in Moscow.

Michail Bulgakov’s Master and Margarita written during the period 1928-40 is probably one of the most popular Russian novels, both in Russia as well as abroad. The novel, written from memory after Bulgakov burned the first draft, famously starts with a mysterious stranger arriving at the Patriarch ponds in Moscow, accompanied by an equally mysterious… Continue reading

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Expats – brush up your Russian!

I love being back in school. It was high time to do something radical about my admittedly poor writing skills, wrongly applied cases, genders and aspects. This time I would not give up so fast. Writing: I vaguely remember some of the purely orthographic principles (жы- is a no-no etc.) but dictations are a wonderful… Continue reading

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First Survival Russian Workshop at Liden & Denz

Specifically designed for Russia newcomers, last Friday saw the first tailor made Russian language training session for newly arrived non-working spouses in our St.Petersburg centre. Jointly set up with the International Women’s Club (IWC), the aim of the three-hour session was to overcome the language barrier and empower participants to adopt simple expressions helping them… Continue reading

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