Foreigns in Russia will no doubt have encountered things or people they do not understand. Sometimes, this makes life complicated. Other times, it makes for a funny situation. Maybe something that was scary or strange at first end up being funny once you’ve dealt with it. Here is one story of mine, which is the ...
Applying for a visa can sometimes be a nightmare. I don’t know if you’ve ever seen the film “ The 12 tasks of Asterix”, but there’s a scene that marvellously depicts how I feel whenever I have to deal with this type of paperwork. I have done it several times already, but I still feel ...
Expired visa – Lufthansa strike makes it possible The last days of the stay in Saint Petersburg are finishing while the strongly desired return trip comes closer. The wish to go back home is enormous, neither because of the outstanding experiences at the language school Liden and Denz nor because of the versatile Russian language. ...
The Visa Process is Not to Be Rushed I, as I am sure many of you are, was incredibly eager to start my studies in Moscow. When applying to Liden & Denz I was informed that student visas take a minimum of five weeks to be processed; I wanted to start in four. Nevertheless, I ...
There’s no denying that the very idea of the dreaded Russian visa puts off a lot of would-be travelers to this country… Both the formality and unfamiliarity of Russian bureaucracy can seem daunting – but it needn’t! When you break it down, all you have to do is fill out a form and drop it off ...
The Liden & Denz Language Centres are delighted to report that all students from Schengen states (including non-EU countries Norway and Switzerland) will be exempted from Russian visa fees when studying at our Russian language centres in Saint-Petersburg or Moscow. The exemption works only for student visas and for a maximum duration of 3 months. ...
This summer, new visa rules came into effect which have simplified the invitation procedure for certain visitor categories. For us very convenient is the fact that the new system provides a fast track for students carrying a Schengen passport. After some initial hiccups, the procedure seems now to work smoothly. We therefore feel it is ...