What even is ‘knowledge day’?

knowledge day

Knowledge day, otherwise known as День Знаний, takes place annually on the 1st of September which is just under two weeks from now! Whilst this day originated from the early period of the USSR, it still has huge cultural significance in a few Eastern European countries and particularly in Russia. Nationally, this day of celebration… Continue reading

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A week in Krasnodar

Krasnodar is Russia’s 16th biggest city by population. It is nestled in between Georgia, Ukraine and the Black Sea, in the far south of the country. It is known locally as the Kuban region of Russia due to the fact that it sits right on the Kuban river- though its characteristically hot climate might make… Continue reading

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What to see and do in Priozersk

The Korela fortress

On a recent day trip, I rented a car and drove to Priozersk (Приозерск). Priozersk is a small town of around 19,000 people in the Leningrad Oblast region of Russia, roughly two hours drive from Saint Petersburg. Located near the border with the Karelia region, it is sandwiched between Lake Ladoga and the Vuoksi River.… Continue reading

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Renting a Car and Driving in Russia

If you’ve spent more than a few minutes on the internet, chances are you have seen a crazy dashcam video from Russia. It seems like it must be a nightmare to drive in Russia. I too was curious, and, I’ll admit it, a little bit nervous about driving in Russia. On a recent day trip… Continue reading

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A guide to thrifting in St Petersburg

Since moving to St Petersburg from the UK, I have been on a mission to hunt down cheap and sustainable ways to shop. Back in England I am an avid thrifter, meaning that I love buying things in second hand shops! It is so helpful to do this as a student who needs to save… Continue reading

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Moscow’s Unusual Buildings

moscow's unusual buildings

There’s no doubting Moscow’s rich architectural heritage. There’s an abundance of traditional buildings both old and new which fill the bulk of Moscow’s landscape. There are however a collection of somewhat quirky buildings for anybody to peruse and admire. So let’s take a look at some of Moscow’s unusual buildings… Egg House First up is… Continue reading

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VK Fest – worth the hype?

This coming weekend the 20-21st of July 2019, VK Fest will be setting up in St Petersburg for the fifth year in a row. VK Fest is markedly the biggest festival in Russia – last year over 90 thousand people came from far and wide to attend this summer event. The tickets cost around 3000… Continue reading

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Meet Ryan, who is just starting his internship in Russia

Hello everyone, I am a new intern here at Liden & Denz in Saint Petersburg. My name is Ryan, and I am from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. This is my second time in Saint Petersburg, while doing my undergraduate degree at the University of Victoria (Uvic), in 2017, I had the opportunity to do an… Continue reading

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