Goodbye Saint Petersburg

Goodbye Saint Petersburg

Well, it is the end of my 6 weeks here at Liden & Denz Saint Petersburg, and all I can say is how amazing it has been. This was not my first trip to Russia, and it definitely will not be my last. After this week I get to spend another 6 days here, and… Continue reading

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Saint Petersburg on two wheels: bike rental and more

Renting a bike in a new city is always a challenge, but it’s something that can make your visit much more memorable and fun, since a bike can remove the constraints of public transportation and can help you to see the city from an other perspective. On two wheels, you can get closer to the… Continue reading

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Renting a Car and Driving in Russia

If you’ve spent more than a few minutes on the internet, chances are you have seen a crazy dashcam video from Russia. It seems like it must be a nightmare to drive in Russia. I too was curious, and, I’ll admit it, a little bit nervous about driving in Russia. On a recent day trip… Continue reading

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Hello from Federico, the new Italian intern in SPB!

Hello from the new Italian intern

Всем привет! Let me introduce myself: my name is Federico and I am a new intern at Liden & Denz in St Petersburg. I’m from Italy, Milan and I’m an Interpreting and Translation graduate back in my home country. Hence my trip to Russia, so as to perfect the language. Truth be said, back then,… Continue reading

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Sleepless in St. Petersburg – hello from interns Alexandra and Izabela

Izabela and Alexandra - Interns in Russia

Meet our new interns! Alexandra from Germany and Izabela from Slovakia are studying Russian and interning as bloggers at Liden & Denz in St. Petersburg. In their first post, they talk about their love of the city, their first impressions of Russia and the reasons to come back again and again. Alexandra St. Petersburg seems… Continue reading

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Top 5 things to do in St Petersburg during the White Nights

Top 5 things to do in St Petersburg during the White Nights “It was a miraculous night…the sky was so starry and the sky so light” – Belye Nochi, F.M. Dostoevsky The White Nights/белые ночи are a magical time in St Petersburg when the days draw out and the dark nights almost completely disappear. This special… Continue reading

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A Jazz Lover’s Guide to St. Petersburg

close up of someone playing a saxophone with caption over it saying "jazz in St Petersburg"

There was a saying in the former Soviet Union: “Today he plays jazz, tomorrow he’ll sell out his motherland”. Back then, jazz was seen as Western, subversive and something not to be trusted. Fortunately, times have changed, and today St. Petersburg attracts top jazz performers from across Russia and indeed the world. Every year, the… Continue reading

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Tea for Two: 5 Top Tea Rooms in St. Petersburg

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Tea has occupied a special place in Russian culture since the 17th century, when it was gifted to Tsar Michael I by the Mongolians. It quickly became the warming beverage of choice among Russian seeking to colonise the icy Siberian region and has been a staple in Russian kitchens ever since. Today, over 80% of… Continue reading

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