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15 Dec 2021

In addition to the high quality teaching at Liden & Denz, I have particularly enjoyed the many extra-curricular activities they offer for students. Alongside learning ...
22 Nov 2021

Despite having studied Russian for over 6 years, since being in Russia, I have discovered lots about Russian culture that I never knew before. Being in the country offers a ...
09 Sep 2021

Last Friday, Anton Semyonov, a Russian accordion player visited Liden and Denz and gave a private performance for the students and staff here. So, instead of writing blogs, ...
25 Aug 2021

Авось is a widely used Russian saying which expresses a very specific concept. Although you may find that it is often translated as ‘perhaps’ or ‘with hope’, these English ...
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 ...
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 ...
25 May 2021

You might have spotted that several of our recent blog posts have been written by Amy Wyatt, one of the current interns at Liden & Denz. Normally Amy is the one doing the ...
15 Mar 2021

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Contrary to what many people might imagine, Soviet supermarket shelves were not stacked with rows of brand-less commodities. In fact, the process of brand-creation was closely ...
24 Feb 2021

If you have walked around in Saint Petersburg, you might have noticed the sculptures of two cats: Elisey, who is a male cat, and Vasilia, who is a female cat.  They can be ...
14 Dec 2020

The word ‘kasha’ is often translated simply as ‘porridge’, and this is what you might imagine when you hear it, especially if you're British: But what does the word ...
12 Nov 2020

The concept of the Russian soul (русская душа) is quite famous, and describes the idea that certain character traits are unique to the Russian nation. It kind of goes ...
15 Oct 2020

Russian mythology has various underwater characters: the vodyanoy (водяной) is the male water spirit, and the rusalka (русалка) his female counterpart. As you may have ...