Russian Parasitic Words

You can read Pushkin and Tolstoy in Russian, but can you understand a conversation on the street? Fear not! In this video, Liden & Denz intern Ryan Gourley will discuss fillers in Russian casual speech, known as parasitic words or “слова-паразиты.”

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Winnie the Pooh

Most people who grew up in the west are familiar with the cartoon character  Winnie the Pooh (Винни-Пух) from the A.A. Milne story. And most westerners are probably familiar with the film adaptation by Disney. However, what many don’t know is that the story was also adapted for film in the Soviet Union. From 1969… Continue reading

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We Need to Talk About Erarta

I should probably start this article by saying that I really know nothing about art. Of course, it’s fun to pretend – wandering aimlessly around galleries and regurgitating snippets you’ve read online or on the painting description to those around you to try and sound clever. However, Erarta (29th line, Vasilievsky island, 2) is a… Continue reading

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