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15 Dec
2021
Liden & Denz activities – learn Russian and more   In addition to the high quality teaching at Liden & Denz, I have particularly enjoyed the many extra-curricular activities they ...
22 Nov
2021
Russian culture in London Despite having studied Russian for over 6 years, since being in Russia, I have discovered lots about Russian culture that I never knew before. Being in the country ...
09 Sep
2021
An afternoon with a Russian accordionist Last Friday, Anton Semyonov, a Russian accordion player visited Liden and Denz and gave a private performance for the students and staff here. So, instead ...
25 Aug
2021
What is the Russian Авось? Авось is a widely used Russian saying which expresses a very specific concept. Although you may find that it is often translated as ‘perhaps’ or ‘with hope’, these ...
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 ...
30 Jul
2021
Interesting Characters Found in Russian Folklore Reading fairy tales and folklore can tell you a lot about a country and its culture. Russian folklore is full of interesting recurring characters, ...
25 May
2021
You might have spotted that several of our recent blog posts have been written by Amy Wyatt, one of the current interns at Liden & Denz. Normally Amy is the one doing the writing, but this ...
15 Mar
2021
Contrary to what many people might imagine, Soviet supermarket shelves were not stacked with rows of brand-less commodities. In fact, the process of brand-creation was closely tied to the State’s ...
24 Feb
2021
Why the sculptures of 2 cats in St. Petersburg have important historical meaning to the city. If you have walked around in Saint Petersburg, you might have noticed the sculptures of two cats: ...
14 Dec
2020
What kasha means to Russians The word ‘kasha’ is often translated simply as ‘porridge’, and this is what you might imagine when you hear it, especially if you’re British: But what does the ...
12 Nov
2020
Understanding the Russian Soul The concept of the Russian soul (русская душа) is quite famous, and describes the idea that certain character traits are unique to the Russian nation. It kind of ...
15 Oct
2020
The story of the rusalka and the vodyanoy Russian mythology has various underwater characters: the vodyanoy (водяной) is the male water spirit, and the rusalka (русалка) his female counterpart. ...