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Liden & Denz Russian language blog

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 ...
20 Sep 2022

  If you ever decide to pick up any book written in the 19th century in Russian, you will surely come across SLOVOERS. But what is that and what should you know about ...
13 Sep 2022

If you´re studying Russian, I am sure you´re by now familiar with the dish called BORSCH (борщ). Liden & Denz organized a borsch party in Riga for their students yesterday ...
08 Sep 2022

  One of the many things you will get to experience in Latvia is witnessing the consequences of language contact. This time, we are going to check out how is Latvian ...
05 Sep 2022

One of the many useful things my life abroad has taught me is to spend time on my own. Which came pretty in hand on my first weekend in Riga. So what do to when you´re ...
02 Sep 2022

The crowded hallway is filled with smiley faces, holding their mothers´ hands, excited to be given a role as big as going to school. Their friends are here, all dressed up, ...
30 Aug 2022

The sun just began setting over the big RIGA sign on a hot Sunday afternoon as my plane landed. As the landscape flew before my eyes, the gates of Riga embraced me, and I ...
10 Aug 2022

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Take out your calendar! Although museums in Petersburg usually charges an entrance fee, this is not always the case. Many museums have free days when anyone can visit. So, to ...
01 Aug 2022

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Most foreigners who learn Russian do so at a language school or university. So, knowing the common Russian terms used in this environment is essential for beginners. Here are ...
25 Jul 2022

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I looked up statistics for the Master Programme in Russian and Post-Soviet Studies that I am finishing at my home university. Would interest abroad for Russia increase or ...
21 Jul 2022

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Foreigners in Russia can always get a bank account (such as at Sberbank or Tinkoff), which is fast and can be used right away. The challenge today is transfer money to this ...
12 Jul 2022

This article summarises important points to consider when travelling to Russia in 2022, in times of conflict, closed airspace and sanctions. As the situation can change ...
07 Jul 2022

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Comparing learning Russian in class and using Russian words in real life, one will notice differences. What you learn in class (which can be formal) may not match precisely ...