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.”


Three Contemporary Female Russian Poets You Need to Read Right Now

One thing’s for certain: Russians love their poets. Ask any Russian to recite some poetry and they can draw from an impressively hefty arsenal. If you’re a student of Russian, you, too, have likely been forced to memorize several Russian poems, and are familiar with names such as Akhmatova, Pushkin, Tsvetaeva, Mayakovsky, Mandelstam, Pasternak, among… Continue reading


В Питере Пить – V Pitere Pit’ (Trinken in St. Petersburg)


В Питере Пить – V Pitere Pit’ (Trinken in St. Petersburg) Das Wochenende steht vor der Tür! Da dachte ich mir, ich teile mit euch meine Lieblingsbars, die einen Besuch wert sind! (Und keine davon liegt auf der Dumskaya.) Um euch den größten Komfort zu bieten, habe ich alle Bars so gewählt, dass sie schön… Continue reading