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Liden & Denz Russian language blog

27 Sep 2021

Before visiting Russia, I had never tried Georgian cuisine, and barely even heard of it. However, since arriving in St Petersburg, I have seen and visited almost as many ...
27 Sep 2021

When I first arrived in Saint Petersburg, the metro seemed too intimidating, and I managed to get around the city by foot to start with. As a result, during my first week ...
24 Sep 2021

Although current restrictions may be impeding our chances to travel, the ability to hanker after a future trip has not been quashed. Sustainable travel has become more and ...
22 Sep 2021

The whole world is divided into 24 time zones, and Russia alone covers eleven of them, making it the country with the most consecutive time zones in the world. The time in ...
21 Sep 2021

Situated on the Mamayev Kurgan-hill (Мамаев курган) in Volgograd (former Stalingrad) in Southern Russia, stands a magnificent statue which commemorates the sufferings, ...
18 Sep 2021

The Berthold Centre is a creative space in St. Petersburg which has been developed in a former factory. It is composed of a large courtyard, and the buildings surrounding it ...
15 Sep 2021

At "Liden & Denz" you can not only learn languages, but you also have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of activities that will help you to get to know ...
15 Sep 2021

On September 8th 1941, the blockade of Leningrad began, when the ring of Nazi German troops and their allies around the city was closed. The blockade lasted 872 days, and ...
15 Sep 2021

After a busy two months, it’s time for me to say goodbye to Liden & Denz St. Petersburg. My Russian has improved immeasurably, I've learnt a lot about Russian culture ...
13 Sep 2021

On Tuesday afternoon, I visited Saint Petersburg’s zoo, called Ленинградский зоопарк (The Leningrad Zoo), found in Alexander Park in Petrogradsky District. I was surprised ...
10 Sep 2021

It is not rare for whales to pass through the waters which surround Russia, and in some regions of Russia a profitable tourism industry surrounding whale spotting has been ...
09 Sep 2021

Last Friday, Anton Semyonov, a Russian accordion player visited Liden and Denz and gave a private performance for the students and staff here. So, instead of writing blogs, ...
08 Sep 2021

Since 1935, every year on September 1st, children return to school across Russia, after three months of summer holiday. This day signifies the end of summer and the start of ...