Let me just Yandex that: Russian search engine

Yandex logo

Let me just Yandex that-Russian search engine Like most of you, I had never heard of Yandex (Яндекс) before coming to Russia. I knew that Yahoo used to be the big thing before Google. But Yandex? No, never heard of it. So obviously it shocked me a little bit when I found out that about… Continue reading

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Hello from Martin, a new German intern!

New intern

Всем Привет! I am Martin from Germany, a new intern at Liden & Denz, Saint Petersburg, please let me introduce myself to you. I am currently studying Tourism Management at Fresenius University in Idstein, Germany. This is my 3rd time at Liden & Denz in Saint Petersburg and I have been studying Russian for about… Continue reading

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Goodbye from Valentina: пока Россия, I’ll see you soon!

Valentina in Moscow

Time has come to say goodbye to Moscow already and, just as I expected, my experience here was so intense and full of emotions. Five weeks have gone by incredibly fast and now a part of me is not ready to leave the school, my room, my friends, and my daily routine in this beautiful… Continue reading

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Что такое бабье лето? – What does бабье лето mean?

Бабье лето - Moscow

The first three days I spent in Moscow were cold, windy and cloudy. It seemed autumn was already here. Then, on September 13th at 10am it stopped raining and the sun suddenly came out. The teacher in class told us бабье лето had just started. А что такое бабье лето (what does бабье лето mean)? It literally means “old women’s… Continue reading

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What makes St Petersburg so… Petersburg?

This year is the third time that I have had the pleasure of living in St Petersburg (also lovingly known as ‘Piter’). It’s a city that is so easy to fall in love with, and the first time I came here, within a couple of weeks I was completely and utterly charmed. The city’s atmosphere… Continue reading

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