Tag Archives: russia

10 Oct
2021
Thank you, Liden & Denz! I remember it very well. It was summer 2018 in Switzerland and I was walking home after having finished my working day at the institute where I was doing my internship. I was about to arrive home, when I saw a red sticker plastered on a bus station, on which ...
06 Oct
2021
The 8. MOST VIEWED video on YouTube is RUSSIAN?! As we humans love music, it is to be expected that the audiovisual material we consume the most is music videos. Therefore, hits such as “Despacito”, “Shape of You” and “See you again” are in the Top 5 in the ranking of the most played videos ...
27 Sep
2021
Why is Georgian cuisine so popular in Russia? Before visiting Russia, I had never tried Georgian cuisine, and barely even heard of it. However, since arriving in St Petersburg, I have seen and visited almost as many Georgian restaurants as Russian ones. In fact, around 10% of restaurants in Russia specialise in Georgian food. It ...
22 Sep
2021
What is the time in Russia? The country with 11 time zones! The whole world is divided into 24 time zones, and Russia alone covers eleven of them, making it the country with the most consecutive time zones in the world. The time in Russia ranges from UTC+02:00 to UTC+12:00 (Coordinated Universal Time, which is ...
21 Sep
2021
Родина-мать зовёт! – The Motherland Calls! Situated on the Mamayev Kurgan–hill (Мамаев курган) in Volgograd (former Stalingrad) in Southern Russia, stands a magnificent statue which commemorates the sufferings, sacrifice, and heroism of the Soviet Union during the Second World War. This monument is the representation of a call to take up arms against the German ...
02 Aug
2021
The Little-Known History of Kostroma’s Statue of Lenin I study at Durham University, which is twinned with the Russian city of Kostroma, located North-East of Moscow. This connection between the cities has led to me learning a lot about this town and its traditions. For me, one of the most interesting parts of the town ...
19 Jul
2021
Russia and the Olympics: What to Expect in Tokyo The long-awaited 2020 Tokyo Olympics are about to finally begin, with the opening ceremony taking place on Friday 23rd July. But what events is Russia likely to succeed in, and how will the ban from the World Anti-Doping Agency affect how the athletes are represented? Russia ...
18 Jun
2021
If you’ve been keeping up with these blogs, you might know that I have finally made it to Russia! Although I had to isolate for two weeks upon arrival, thankfully this has now finished and I am steadily beginning to explore St Petersburg and all it has to offer. As I have only been ‘free’ ...
03 Jun
2021
When I first began blogging here at Liden & Denz, you might remember that in my first post I talked about how I longed to come to Russia, and how I was studying online for the time being due to ongoing travel restrictions. I’m pleased to say I have now finally made it to Saint ...
08 Mar
2021
Happy International Women’s Day! С восьмым марта! Today is the day where, all around the world, women are celebrated and appreciated. Different countries celebrate this holiday in various ways; some celebrate it much more than others. In Russia, International Women’s Day is a national holiday held in high regard. In this short article, you’ll find ...