My time in Riga

30 Dec 2022

Snow is falling in the streets, the Christmas decorations start lighting up as the sun disappears behind a row of pretty buildings. I am standing at the bus stop in the cold, ...
29 Dec 2022

For most of us it is one of the first things to tackle when learning Russian: The Cyrillic alphabet. Despite looking very cool it can be a bit confusing when starting out the ...
30 Nov 2022

Music has been a life long passion for me. Even as a child I would annoy my parents at the dinner table with my singing, leading to them declaring the kitchen a ...
27 Dec 2021

After 15 weeks in Saint Petersburg, the time has finally come to say goodbye and fly home to the UK! Although this was not my first time in Russia (I spent two weeks here in ...
03 Sep 2021

Привет! I'm Alice, and I have just started studying at Liden & Denz, which I will be continuing for the next 3 months, alongside the blogging internship they offer, and ...
21 Jul 2021

Hello everyone! I am Fabio, and this is my first post as a blogger at Liden & Denz. I study applied Linguistics in Switzerland with Russian as a foreign language and ...
14 May 2021

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Most students of Russian are probably aware that quite a hefty number of English words have crept into the Russian dictionary: ranging from джинсы (jeans) to хедж-фонд (hedge ...
06 Apr 2021

You might never have heard of Ералаш, or Yeralash (English: Mishmash), but in Russia, it is one of the best known children's programmes. It has been running for over 45 years ...
23 Mar 2021

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As if getting to grips with the cyrillic alphabet isn’t difficult enough for new students of Russian, two of the Russian alphabet’s 33 letters are ‘voiceless’: Ь and Ъ. How ...
18 Mar 2021

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COVID-19 has changed practically every aspect of our lives, language included. Below you will find a list of Russian COVID-19 vocabulary: an essential edition to any Russian ...
05 Mar 2021

When I started to learn Russian a little over a year ago, I thought the best way to get to know the language was by spending time in Russia. This is actually still true: it ...
03 Mar 2021

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Want to watch some Russian films or TV online but struggling to find good sources? We've complied a list of some of the best places for you! 1. Klassiki This streaming ...