Jewish history in Riga

07 Dec 2023

In a time of rising antisemitism worldwide, it has never been more important to educate ourselves on the history of the Jewish community in Eastern Europe. Confronting such ...
05 Dec 2023

Starting Russian as a beginner can often be intimidating, especially for those who don’t have a background in Slavonic languages. But don’t be fooled by the Cyrillic alphabet ...
11 Nov 2023

This week, I sat down again with one of our recent students at Liden and Denz to find out more about why Riga is the perfect place for students of all ages.  Why did you ...
03 Nov 2023

Commonly referred to as ‘The Metropolis of Art Nouveau’, (LiveRiga), and home to a thriving Modern Art scene, Riga is the place to go for anyone who loves art. Visual art and ...
01 Nov 2023

Censorship, exile and greatness; the life of Andrei Tarkovsky, (1932-1986), is one of a reluctant Soviet defector and artistic pioneer. Widely acknowledged as one of greatest ...
01 Nov 2023

One of the most underrated resources for language learners, Soviet cinema provides the perfect opportunity to improve your understanding of spoken Russian through language ...
01 Nov 2023

As a university student, I have been studying Russian for almost three years now and I can honestly say that it has been the best decision I've ever made. Here are four ...
01 Nov 2023

Soviet Sci-fi is a genre that has fostered some of the most significant developments in cinema throughout both Russia and the West. Although often overlooked, Soviet Sci-fi ...
20 Sep 2023

Russia is home to a rich tapestry of languages and cultures. While the predominant language spoken throughout the country is Russian, numerous minority languages exist. Each ...
18 Sep 2023

Background Even the greatest of detectives might wonder what links Sherlock Holmes with Riga. Well, *puffs on pipe*, on a recent tour of the Old Town, my guide informed me ...
22 Aug 2023

Despite Russia now using the Gregorian Calendar like the rest of the world, the Julian Calendar played a significant role in the history of Russia. It was only in 1918 that ...
17 Aug 2023

The Russian language has been influenced by a variety of other languages over its history, reflecting its interactions with neighbouring and distant cultures. Whilst some ...