A reflection of my time in Riga

05 Nov 2023

After spending three glorious months in beautiful Riga, sadly it was time to come home. I jumped onto a RyanAir flight, souvenirs in hand and Russian etched into my brain. ...
26 Oct 2023

So, you’ve started learning Russian. Feeling overwhelmed by the Dative, Genitive Plural, or the pronunciation of ‘ы’? In this article, I’m going to reveal the online ...
26 Oct 2023

This week, we’re saying goodbye to two of our newest students at Liden and Denz Riga, retirees Andre and Graham.  Over lunch at a local bistro, Lido, Andre and Graham reflect ...
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 ...
17 Sep 2023

To speak like a native, it is important to keep some idioms up your sleeve to bring out during conversation. However, some of these idioms have literal translations which are ...
10 Sep 2023

As part of your Russian learning journey, it is almost certain you will make friends or have colleagues which you will speak to via WhatsApp or Facebook. Although it might be ...
08 Sep 2023

Having studied Russian for several years now, I know first hand how difficult it can be to find resources that are as equally stimulating and concise as the Liden and Denz ...
14 Aug 2023

The coexistence of various languages in Latvia has shaped the nation's history. One language that has experienced a surge in popularity is Russian, widely spoken by a large ...
07 Aug 2023

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Picture the scene: I had been trawling through the basement of the university languages library, and had finally got my hands on a translation of Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin. At ...
26 Jul 2023

Hello everyone! My name is Lola and I have just arrived in Riga from Spain, Barcelona.  I am a third-year global communication student at the University of Ramon Llull ...
25 Jul 2023

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  Every language has its loan-words, but they pilfer their vocabularies from various victims. We may be familiar with French’s le weekend (weekend), or Germany’s das ...
23 Feb 2022

About the site Want to boost your Russian vocabulary?  Need to boost your listening and vocabulary skills?  Want to immersive yourself into Russian culture?  Or do you just ...