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The nightmare of getting a visa

Applying for a visa can sometimes be a nightmare. I don’t know if you’ve ever seen the film “ The 12 tasks of Asterix”, but there’s a scene that marvellously depicts how I feel whenever I have to deal with this type of paperwork. I have done it several times already, but I still feel… Continue reading

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Interactive Map: St. Petersburg’s Hidden Gems

Discover the best hidden places in St. Petersburg with our interactive map. Art galleries, courtyards, secret bars and restaurants, churches, and more.  It’s time to discover St. Petersburg and all of its hidden gems. Check out our interactive map and take a glimpse of our favorite secret places. Read more about each place by clicking… Continue reading

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Returning to Russia’s cultural capital

My name is Rachel, and I will be spending the next 3 months interning and studying Russian at Liden and Denz, in Russia’s cultural capital, St Petersburg. I first became interested in Russian history at school and always wanted to learn another language, so I decided to throw myself in at the deep end, and… Continue reading

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Interview with a L&D Student: Ricardo Posada

Ricardo Posada

Nothing makes you think ‘It’s a small world, isn’t it’ more than bumping into someone you went to school with in the Liden & Denz reception area. But that’s what happened last week when I met Ricardo Posada, someone I haven’t seen since graduating from a school in Indiana, USA, in 2015 (spoiler- neither of… Continue reading

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A guide to thrifting in St Petersburg

Since moving to St Petersburg from the UK, I have been on a mission to hunt down cheap and sustainable ways to shop. Back in England I am an avid thrifter, meaning that I love buying things in second hand shops! It is so helpful to do this as a student who needs to save… Continue reading

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VK Fest – worth the hype?

This coming weekend the 20-21st of July 2019, VK Fest will be setting up in St Petersburg for the fifth year in a row. VK Fest is markedly the biggest festival in Russia – last year over 90 thousand people came from far and wide to attend this summer event. The tickets cost around 3000… Continue reading

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A quick introduction to Liden and Denz’s new intern, Lizzie!

  Hello everyone! My name is Lizzie, and I’m happy to introduce myself as a new member of the Liden & Denz team. I am from the East Midlands of the UK originally, though I moved to London when I was eighteen in order to start my undergraduate degree. I am a third year student… Continue reading

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The ultimate guide to St. Petersburg markets

Seize the moment and practice some Russian at the best St. Petersburg markets. Discover the best markets in the city and learn some vital vocabulary that will help you during your shopping. It is a well-known fact that if you want to improve your fluency in a language there is no better way than living… Continue reading

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