Goodbye Moscow

Three months have gone by, and it is now time to conclude my stay in Moscow! This is my first time in Russia. Exactly one year ago, I began studying Russian and am happy that things have turned out so well. One year ago I was sitting in the library to learn the Cyrillic alphabet.… Continue reading

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A week in Krasnodar

Krasnodar is Russia’s 16th biggest city by population. It is nestled in between Georgia, Ukraine and the Black Sea, in the far south of the country. It is known locally as the Kuban region of Russia due to the fact that it sits right on the Kuban river- though its characteristically hot climate might make… Continue reading

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Hello from Martin, a new German intern!

New intern

Всем Привет! I am Martin from Germany, a new intern at Liden & Denz, Saint Petersburg, please let me introduce myself to you. I am currently studying Tourism Management at Fresenius University in Idstein, Germany. This is my 3rd time at Liden & Denz in Saint Petersburg and I have been studying Russian for about… Continue reading

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Top “Provincial” Russian Cities to Visit

Yaroslavl is a provincial city not far from Moscow

St Petersburg and Moscow are the two cities that most foreign tourists will go to when they visit Russia. Most often the case, they may be the only cities that tourists visit. But of course, there is more to Russia than Moscow or Petersburg. Each of the “provincial” cities have their own character, dialect, traditions… Continue reading

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5 top tips when travelling by sleeper trains

One week before leaving Russia, I finally decided to do the famous travel St. Petersburg-Moscow by sleeper train. I know that for Russian people this is a normal travel (as a matter of fact they consider these trains обычные поезда – normal trains), but I was so excited about doing this for the first time.… Continue reading

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Rhyme or Reason: Why I Study Russian

Rhyme or Reason: Why I Study Russian As I come to the end of my stay in Russia and I look ahead to what my future may hold, I can’t help but ask the question: why do I and so many others study Russian? I am not the only one that asks that question, either…… Continue reading

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14 Lessons Learned After One Month in Russia

Lessons Learned

14 Lessons Learned After One Month in Russia To celebrate my one-month anniversary in Moscow, I decided to start a blog series of the lessons learned in Russia. I have been to Moscow before, yes, but under the close watch of a professor in a large group. Traveling alone is an entirely different experience. Especially… Continue reading

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Moscow As The Melting Pot Of The East

melting pot

Moscow As The Melting Pot Of The East Time flies, and before you know it is time to leave the melting pot and go back home. I do not have many homes away from home, but Moscow surely makes it on the list. It has become really close to my heart.   Learning Russian in… Continue reading

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