From Moscow campus to the heart of Caucasus

a view of a typical bike tour route on the Caucasus mountains

In Liden & Denz, we love to incorporate outdoor activities like sightseeing, boat trips, and city tours into our Russian language courses package of offers. That’s because we want our students to experience Russian language learning experience in the destination of their choice and discover Russia in the best way possible. However, sometimes this goal… Continue reading

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What’s With All the Flowers in Russia?

tulips

You don’t need to spend a long time in Russia to start noticing all the flowers (цветы). Walk down any road and, within minutes, you’ll most likely walk past a street vendor or flower shop. In the evenings, the pavements are filled with Russians carrying bouquets for their dates or hosts for the evening. Indeed,… Continue reading

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There’s an International Ballet Festival in St. Petersburg!

ballet dancer next to caption reading 'Russian ballet in Saint Petersburg'

Ballet has its origins in 15th century Italy. Although the art form quickly spread to the rest of Western Europe, it wasn’t introduced to Russia until much later, as part of Peter the Great’s efforts to modernise the country in the 18th century. With the patronage of Empress Anna and, later, Catherine the Great, Russian… Continue reading

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How culture saved Leningrad during the Siege

The blockade was both unique in the scale of suffering and resilience exhibited. We can never imagine what it would have taken to survive 900 days (including 3 Russian winters), on rations lower than those in the Nazi concentration camps of the same period. So how did the jewel of Imperial Russia survive the siege?… Continue reading

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Small dictionary of Russian school

Education, education, and education. An integral part of society across the world. Образование (education) of all ages plays a particularly significant role in Russia which is illustrated by the tradition which has become День знаний (The day of knowledge). This takes place every year on Первое сентября (The first of September). It is on this… Continue reading

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