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What is the Russian Авось?

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 ...
16 Aug 2021

Шапочное знакомство (shapochnoye znakomstvo), is a Russian idiom that can be directly translated into English as ‘hat acquaintance’, but finds its idiom equivalent in the ...
04 Aug 2021

Потемкинские деревни, which can be translated as Potemkin villages, is a curious idiom found in Russian, which is also sometimes used in English. It is used to describe a ...
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 ...
10 Mar 2021

Opted to do one of Liden & Denz's online courses and are studying Russian remotely? Or perhaps, like me, you had planned to spend some time in Russia this year but your ...
23 Feb 2021

For the upcoming  4 weeks I will be a new blogger for Liden & Denz in Saint Petersburg. I am very happy that I am back in Russia and excited to further develop my ...
18 Dec 2020

I’m feeling pretty sad now that I’ve come to the end of my almost-three-month stay in Moscow - but it’s time to gather my thoughts and reflect on everything I’ve got out of ...
01 Dec 2020

Слушать means ‘to listen’ and is always followed by the accusative case.  Слушаю музыку. I’m listening to music. Он слушает друга. He’s listening to his friend talking. Ты ...
25 Nov 2020

Have you ever found yourself missing being able to use English idioms whilst speaking Russian? Suffer no further, because I’ve compiled a handy list of Russian translations ...
23 Oct 2020

This article will provide info on how to install the Cyrillic (Russian) keyboard on your device. I’ve included instructions for both iPhone and Android users (no ...
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 ...