Liden & Denz Russian language blog

18 Jan 2023

Some time ago, we interviewed our student Nathan Paul, who studied Russian at Liden & Denz St. Petersburg in 2018 and 2019. Almost two years have passed since our ...
30 Dec 2022

Snow is falling in the streets, the Christmas decorations start lighting up as the sun disappears behind a row of pretty buildings. I am standing at the bus stop in the cold, ...
29 Dec 2022

For most of us it is one of the first things to tackle when learning Russian: The Cyrillic alphabet. Despite looking very cool it can be a bit confusing when starting out the ...
25 Dec 2022

It can be quite frustrating traveling as a vegetarian. Almost every country has a fair share of meat in their traditional dishes. As a German I know what I’m talking about, ...
23 Dec 2022

I have planned to do this even before I arrived to Riga: a weekend trip to Tallinn. There are only around 300 kilometres separating the capitals of Latvia and Estonia, and a ...
19 Dec 2022

Most of us probably know about the time of prohibition in the United States. But did you know that in Russia there used to be a prohibition of playing instruments? Strangely ...
09 Dec 2022

Christmas is for many of us the most important holiday of the year. And looking around Riga the Latvians also seem to put up a big effort for the Christmas time. With lights ...
04 Dec 2022

I think it is safe to say that no place can embody over 800 years of history as well as Riga’s Old Town. It tells the story of a city founded by German traders and ...
30 Nov 2022

Music has been a life long passion for me. Even as a child I would annoy my parents at the dinner table with my singing, leading to them declaring the kitchen a ...
28 Nov 2022

When I arrived in Riga I had absolutely no idea what to expect from the city. Usually people will buy a guidebook and look up “things to do” on the internet. But I didn’t. I ...
23 Nov 2022

It was a dark Sunday night, not a single star in the sky, as an Airbus A220-300 was making its descent to the snow covered runway of Riga International Airport. Frightened ...
30 Sep 2022

  After spending 5 weeks in Latvia's capital, it's time to go back home! Goodbye, Riga - I am going to miss you! 1. Language course & internship Looking back at my ...
27 Sep 2022

  Before coming to Riga, I never had any contact with the Latvian language whatsoever. But staying here helped me realize how many common words there are in Russian and ...