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Liden & Denz Russian language blog

18 Aug 2021

It is well known that St. Petersburg is often referred to as the cultural capital of Russia, and during my short stay here I have certainly witnessed this for myself. ...
18 Aug 2021

When thinking of Russian drinks, it is most likely that vodka and other alcoholic drinks will spring to mind. However, there are lots of tasty soft drinks that are very ...
16 Aug 2021

Шапочное знакомство (shapochnoye znakomstvo), is a Russian idiom that can be directly translated into English as ‘hat acquaintance’, but finds its idiom equivalent in the ...
15 Aug 2021

Udelnaya market is one of the biggest flea markets in Russia, and is a true labyrinth of amazing purchases just waiting to be discovered. When you first get there, its size ...
13 Aug 2021

One thing that really shocked me when I first visited a Russian supermarket was the staggering amount of options available when it comes to tvorog (творог). Tvorog is a kind ...
09 Aug 2021

Final Address (Последний адрес) is an initiative founded by the association Memorial (Мемориал) which seeks to remember the victims of political repression during the Soviet ...
09 Aug 2021

When I was in Moscow studying Russian at Liden & Denz in summer 2019, I lived in 3 different apartments in 3 months, booking via Airbnb. While I clearly would have liked ...
08 Aug 2021

As someone who is learning Russian, I definitely have fallen into a trap of saying интересный whenever any adjective is required. In an attempt to leave this habit in the ...
07 Aug 2021

Russia is a vast country with a complex and fascinating history. It has made important contributions to humanity and always leaves plenty to talk about. And of course, being ...
04 Aug 2021

Потемкинские деревни, which can be translated as Potemkin villages, is a curious idiom found in Russian, which is also sometimes used in English. It is used to describe a ...
02 Aug 2021

I study at Durham University, which is twinned with the Russian city of Kostroma, located North-East of Moscow. This connection between the cities has led to me learning a ...
02 Aug 2021

One of our colleagues here at Liden & Denz just returned from a trip to the Ural mountains (otherwise known as the Urals), one of Russia’s many natural areas of beauty. ...
30 Jul 2021

Reading fairy tales and folklore can tell you a lot about a country and its culture. Russian folklore is full of interesting recurring characters, all with fascinating ...