Tag Archives: Student Interviews

13 Feb
2015
Goodbye St.Petersburg! I can’t believe that it is already time for me to say goodbye! My time in St.Petersburg has been wonderful, and I am sad to have to leave. It was only 6 weeks ago that I arrived, and time flew by very quickly! When I first arrived here I was so nervous and ...
09 Feb
2015
Hello everybody! I am Jessica the new editorial intern at Liden & Denz. For the next six months I’ll be writing for you about Russia and what this beautiful country has to offer! Here just few words about me! I am 26 and I come from Italy, where I graduated at the University of Venice. ...
05 Feb
2015
Matthew Holehouse is currently a student at our St.Petersburg language center. He is a 27 year old journalist from London, currently working as the political corespondent for the Daily Telegraph.  How did you come up with idea to learn Russian, and why? I sort of wanted something to do with my Saturdays, is basically the ...
12 Jan
2015
Hello everyone! My name is Allison and I am the new editorial assistant at Liden & Denz. For the next month I will be writing about Russian culture, life, and events, with a focus on St.Petersburg. Let me introduce myself! I am 21 years old and I am from the United States. In December I ...
12 Dec
2014
More than four weeks in Petersburg – when I booked my stay here, I thought it would be quite a long time, I was afraid and at the same time excited of coming here: I was alone, with a knowledge of Russian language based almost on my memories at the university, but with a great will ...
26 Sep
2014
The time has come for me to say goodbye, and leave the city that has so easily become home. It’s difficult for me to separate out my impressions of the St. Petersburg from my time with Liden & Denz, and the past four weeks have been a remarkable experience. The people I’ve met, everything I’ve ...
20 May
2014
Marcello Thiel is working as a German teacher here at Liden & Denz while he studies. Here is his story: Why did you decide to come to Russia to study Russian? I wanted to improve my Russian. I studied Russian a long time ago and I almost forgot it and lost a bit of my ...
28 Mar
2014
Lodovico Simone is working in Italy as financial consultant. He has been learning Russian with Liden & Denz more than once. Here is his story: Why did you decide to come to Russia to study Russian? I decided to come to Russia because I thought that was the only way to improve my knowledge and ...
07 Mar
2014
Laura Ha is a 21 year old German doing volunteer work for an NGO and studying Russian with Liden & Denz. Here is her story: What is your current occupation? I’m a volunteer in a German organisation called Action Reconciliation, which was formed after World War II with the idea that Germans should be responsible ...
17 Oct
2013
Pierre Billon-Lanfrey works in a hotel in Biarritz in France. Here is his story: Why did you decide to come to Russia to study Russian? It was an idea of mine. I have always thought that Russian is an interesting and beautiful language. So, I talked to my boss and she agreed that it would ...