Tag Archives: st. petersburg - Page 7

03 Aug
2016
The first question any tourist asks themselves: “Where to stay…?” Liden & Denz of course does a fantastic job providing accommodation for its students, mostly in home-stays with Russian families, which have great advantages for immersing yourself in the language. If, however, you’d prefer something a little different and want to avoid the impersonal (and expensive) ...
02 Aug
2016
Здравствуйте! Hello everyone, my name’s Kamila and I’m delighted to be the new blogger at Liden and Denz! I’ve just started a month-long Russian language course at the Liden and Denz centre in St. Petersburg, and during my time here I’ll be keeping you updated daily on the trials and travails of student life. Apart ...
23 Jun
2016
A guide to the Petersburg bridges The bridge system in Saint Petersburg can be confusing to say the least. If you’re visiting in winter, when the rivers and canals are iced over then you have nothing to worry about. However, in summer, all the main bridges across the Neva, the Bolshaya Nevka, the Malaya Neva, and the ...
06 May
2016
31 Aug
2015
Nikolai Gogol’s stories continue to captivate readers in Russia and around the world. In St. Petersburg, Gogol’s legacy has provided the inspiration for a restaurant and a hotel in his name. But why does Gogol continue to carry such importance in St. Petersburg? Although Gogol did not live in St. Petersburg for very long, his ...
04 May
2015
These so called creative spaces are a kind of establishments or business formations found in St. Petersburg and other cities of Russia. The idea behind it has been around for a while: creative spaces resemble the phalanstères (or Phalansteries) of Charles Fourier – French philosopher and socialist thinker (1772-1837). A phalanstére was supposed to be ...
09 Apr
2015
Understandably, visitors to Saint Petersburg might be a bit surprised and confused when they discover that there is a monument «Памятник Альфреду Нобелю» honouring Alfred Nobel in the Petrogradskaya district. However, honouring the inventor of dynamite and the founder of the prize that bears his name has its reasons and links the ground-breaking invention that ...
02 Feb
2015
Привет! My name is Sabina and I’m the new editorial assistant at Liden & Denz, St Petersburg. I’m a student of Russian Studies at The University of Edinburgh, currently on my year abroad. For the next 6 weeks I will be posting regularly about Russian culture, events, sights and offering insight into life in Russia. ...
11 Dec
2014
During your stay in St. Petersburg, you may have noticed how cats are regarded here in the city – they play a special role and are welcomed in the most unlikely places. I personally saw a cat inside the Peter and Paul Cathedral: if there it is striclty forbidden to use the flash on your camera, a cat hanging ...
28 Nov
2014
In between Малая и Вольшая Конюшенная (Malaya and Bolshaya Konyushennaya), just off Nevsky Prospekt, is an incredibly chic bar called Big Liver Place. Located on Shvedsky Pereulok, it is very much out of the way of the hustle and bustle of life on Nevsky Prospekt and is actually quite difficult to spot. However, once inside, ...