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Sword of Damocles: What Is This Saying and How Can I Use It in Russian?

27 Aug 2021

You may have heard the saying Sword of Damocles being used in English, for example when somebody says that there is a Sword of Damocles hanging over their head. This saying ...
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 ...
03 Jun 2021

This week I'm checking in with Anna, a current student and intern at Liden and Denz, to chat with her about what inspired her to study Russian, how she has found studying ...
27 May 2021

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Students of Russian will know the struggle that is the letter Ё being printed as Е! Whilst it might seem obvious to native Russians that ёлка begins with a Ё, even if it isn’t ...
21 May 2021

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Over the course of the past year, many students have conducted (at least some of) their studies online. Whilst distanced learning  has its advantages, those of us learning ...
20 Apr 2021

Online learning has enabled us all to try new things that previously we wouldn't have thought possible. Learning languages has definitely been a skill that many have decided ...
17 Mar 2020

Learning Russian can be quite tricky. If you are just starting to study the language don’t worry. People will forgive you simply because you are trying to speak Russian. Below ...
16 Jul 2019

Test your knowledge of Russian sayings with our quiz below. Can you match the Russian saying with the English equivalent? Do you want to learn more Russian sayings and ...
27 Jun 2019

Seize the moment and practice some Russian at the best St. Petersburg markets. Discover the best markets in the city and learn some vital vocabulary that will help you during ...
06 Jun 2019

Привет! Mеня зовут Nick, and I will be here with you for the next 3 months, writing from Moscow, Russia! About me I was born in Vietnam, but moved to Sweden when I was ...
04 Mar 2019

If you’re like me, you love podcasts. You listen to them on your way to work, at the gym, or even over a cup of tea. Edifying, intellectually engaging, and often humorous, ...
20 Feb 2019

Like most of you, I had never heard of Yandex (Яндекс) before coming to Russia. I knew that Yahoo used to be the big thing before Google. But Yandex? No, never heard of it. ...