Tag Archives: saint petersburg

19 Aug
2019
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 ...
08 Aug
2019
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 ...
08 Aug
2019
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 ...
09 Apr
2019
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, ...
09 Jul
2018
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 ...
14 Jun
2018
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 ...
10 Apr
2018
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 ...
05 Apr
2018
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 ...
03 Apr
2018
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 ...
16 Mar
2018
Saint Petersburg is called “The capital of Russian rock”, but this definition doesn’t give the idea of how much music is alive through the streets of this culturally thriving city. There is something for all tastes: while walking along the central streets in the evening it is not uncommon, through the windows of the cafes, ...