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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From one cold city to another! Meet the newest Liden & Denz intern.

Hi! My name is Liz. I am from Minnesota in the United States, and am the newest intern at Liden & Denz. From exploring Russian history to finding great places to study, I hope to share what I find in St Petersburg with you. This is my fourth time in St Petersburg, but my first… Continue reading

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Russian Cases Hardships: Myth Busting!

Russian cases

Russian Cases Hardships: Myth Busting! Once you decide to start learning Russian everyone begins intimidating you. Mom says: Russian is sooo rough and confusing…by the way, what sounds better – дружба (DRUHZHBA) or гниль (GNIEL)? Judged exclusively by the way it sounds GNIEL must be something pleasant and tender, while DRUHZHBA, on the contrary, must… Continue reading

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Russian Winter Words

winter words

Russian Winter Words As winter arrived and snow began to fall, I realised that I lacked the vocab that is most needed right now – words to help me describe the weather! I don’t mean any old weather, I mean the words to describe more specifically how the conditions on the street are making your… Continue reading

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Reading in Russian: Where to Start

Reading Russian

Reading in Russian: Where to Start In today’s classes, the topic of reading in Russian came up. Most teachers would agree that reading is the best way to consolidate the grammar and vocab that you’ve learnt, but this shouldn’t be restricted to reading texts and hand-outs from your teachers. To get a real feel for… Continue reading

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