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22 Aug
2018
It is no secret that learning a foreign language is very challenging. It is also no surprise that the only way to improve is to practise practise practise. Most of the time language-learners will make numerous mistakes while speaking, and while I’d like to be able to say usually they aren’t detrimental to communication, some ...
08 Aug
2018
Привет всем (Hello)! I’m Alana, Liden & Denz’s newest St Petersburg intern. I started my time in the school here at the beginning of August and I’m already loving my new busy Russian life. I’m a British citizen but have had the luck to move through a few different countries in recent years including the ...
04 Jul
2018
When it comes to cities in Russia, everyone has heard of Moscow and Saint Petersburg, but the truth is they only provide a small snapshot of the “real” Russia.  If you are brave enough to venture off the beaten track into the further Eastern part of Russia, you can see a side to the country ...
25 May
2018
The 2018 Fifa World Cup will be the 21st quadrennial international football tournament contested by the national teams of the member associations of FIFA. It will take place in Russia from June 14th to July 15th and will involve 32 national football teams. What we know for sure is that there will be an amazing opening ceremony and ...
19 Mar
2018
Russian Easter traditions were suppressed in the Soviet era, but many have since been revived to their former glory.  Now, Easter, or Paskha (Пасха), is one of Russia’s biggest holidays. While there are many denominations in Russia that celebrate Easter, the Russian Orthodox church is the largest – and its Easter celebrations are certainly worth ...
25 Aug
2017
Saint Petersburg is adorned with many beautiful parks which are located close to the city. They are all easy to reach, but the one which always sticks out in my mind, however, is Павловск (Pavlovsk). Although this park is neither as grandiose nor as famous as Петергоф (Peterhof), it boasts the right to rival it ...
22 Aug
2017
As every authentic big city, St. Petersburg has its own metro: this is the most useful mean of transport, especially if you need to reach a distant place very quickly or if you have to travel from an extremity of the city to the other.   Maybe during the summer, it would be better to enjoy ...
18 Aug
2017
Saint Petersburg is, of course, renowned for housing some of the most marvellous museums, beautiful buildings and majestic monuments in the world. Despite the fact that they are all lovely in their own right, these are not the only things that the city has to offer to visitors and residents alike. Sometimes, it is simply ...
17 Aug
2017
We have already talked about Russian superstitions in our blog before (check the article here), but there are also other interesting Russian habits that you certainly will experience when travelling in this country. Sometimes, it’s better to learn what NOT to do if you want to fit in or at least produce a good impression ...
17 Aug
2017
The thought of visiting Russia did frighten me somewhat. Prior to my arrival, a few questions would whizz around my head: Will I be able to cope with the language? Will I make friends? Will I manage to be successful as a student there? However, what worried me most was whether I would get on ...