Ice skating rinks in Moscow

GUM ice rink

During the winter time the thought of going outside in the cold might prevent you from leaving your cosy and warm bed. But don’t worry, one remedy for the winter blues is ice skating. This activity will not only get your blood pumping but is also a good way to stimulate your muscles. So get… Continue reading


Goodbye is not forever. Farewell is not the end.

Liden & Denz

Так быстро время летит. Unfortunately three months have already passed and my time at Liden & Denz is coming to an end and this time for good. It is crazy to think that I in total have spent one entire year at the school. Four times, three months each time. I am terrible at goodbyes… Continue reading


Who is Alyonka?

Alyoka chocolate bar

Although Russia’s main exports have for a long time been oil, gas and other natural resources, the iconic chocolate brand Alyonka (Алёнка) stands out for selling one of the few Soviet products which made it through the economic chaos following the collapse of the Soviet Union. Today, Alyonka is still the brand market leader of… Continue reading


Greetings from Moscow!

Marleen in Moscow

Привет из Москвы! Hello everyone, my name is Marleen and I am currently in my last year of my Bachelor’s degree International Business Relations in Austria. I will spend the next ten weeks in Moscow interning at Liden & Denz as a blogger and editorial assistant and I will be sharing my experiences from this beautiful… Continue reading


5 Moscow-based Books and Where to Read Them

One of the best ways to discover a country is through literature. However, it can at times be hard to understand the soul of a piece of work only through imagination. If you’re lucky enough to find yourself in Moscow, here’s a list of great novels and stories to get stuck into, along with where… Continue reading


Привет from the new intern at Liden & Denz in Moscow

Intern in Moscow

Привет всем! My name is Vera Ahtonen and I am from Sweden. I am currently doing an internship at the Liden and Denz language centre in Moscow and I will be here for the next three months. A short description of me would be “The Swede who is in love with Russia”. A longer one… Continue reading


Ура! Moscow State University (MSU) is in the world’s top 100 universities!

Exciting news for students considering studying in Russia! Moscow State University (московский государственный университет имени ломоносова) has climbed into the top 100 of the QS World University Rankings, rising 30 places since 2014. With over 30,000 students and 6,000 faculty members, MSU is considered one of the most prestigious higher education institutes in Russia, and… Continue reading


Summer Festivals in Moscow


Moscow is interesting and exciting all year round, but there are events on many days of the year that make the Russian capital even more vibrant. Festivals are a special experience that attracts and connects people from all over the world. The themes of the festivals are diverse and range from music events over historical… Continue reading