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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Interview with a student – Maxime

Maxime has been studying at Liden & Denz for 1 month now. He’s going to share some of the experiences and insights from his trip so far.   Hi Maxime.  Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?  I’m 17. I live in the south of France near Marseille, I’m still in high school… Continue reading

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Having fun with grammar: Russian idioms with verbs of motion

Here we are, the verbs of motion, probably the most feared topic of Russian grammar. If you have being studying Russian for some time, you may have already encountered the frightening verbs. But why are they so feared by students? The hardest part of learning these verbs consists in the fact that there are so… Continue reading

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