Hello from Oli, a new intern from Hong Kong and England!

Привет! My name is Oli and I am a new intern at Liden & Denz, St Petersburg! I am currently a 3rd Year Russian and German student at University College, London and I have been studying Russian for nearly seven years now, both at school and university. Originally from Hong Kong, I am very fortunate… Continue reading

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10 unconventional ways to improve your Russian

Поздравляю! Reading this article, you either are or would like to learn the Russian language. This can be quite a challenge and with many hours of classes and self-study one can quickly find oneself considering giving up their new year’s resolution. But learning a language can be much more fun than most people would anticipate,… Continue reading

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Top 3 Russian Language Slip-ups

Top language slip-ups

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… Continue reading

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Do Russians speak with regional Russian Accents?

How many Russian accents do you recognize while speaking Russian?

Have you ever heard of different Russian accents? In the UK, where I’m from, accents are a big deal. Regional accents can vary hugely across distances of just a few miles, and accents are often used (however unfairly) as a basis for judgements about a person’s background, class or education. So, when I began learning… Continue reading

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5 Russian movies you must watch

5 Russian movies you don't have to miss

Whether you’re learning the Russian language or are just a movie lover, have a read through these five suggestions – I’m only going to provide you with the best! Брат (1997) This film is a classic from 1997 as it should be. Translated into English it means brother. It is known all over the world… Continue reading

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