Which city should you study Russian in??

03 February 2014

One of the best things about studying Russian with Liden & Denz is the many options you have for your studies. However, one of the first and most important choices to make is in which city you would like to study. Liden & Denz has three centres in three different cities, each offering the same high quality instruction but in very different unique places.

So, here are some things to consider.

St.Petersburg is an exquisite example of 18th century European architecture and culture and is easily one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and the world. Everywhere you go, you feel like you just stepped back in time to the Russia of Tsars Peter and Catharine the Great. Built to resemble the great cities of the west, here you will find canals like that of Amsterdam, Palaces like in France and the architecture of Italy. If you are interested in theatre, museums, history and literature, then St. Petersburg is the place for you.

People say that New York is the city that never sleeps, but the same is true for Moscow! The city is enormous and always bustling with activity. While it also has its fair share of cultural and historical sites, the city is the capital city and center of international business and politics in Russia. Here you can find the most high end shopping and best bar and club scene in the east. Moscow is ever changing and is full of possibilities.

Traveling to Russia can be a complicated affair when it comes to bureaucracy and paperwork. So, if ease of access is something you value, then Liden & Denz Riga centre would be a good choice. The centre is located right near Riga’s historic Old Town, home of the largest collection of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe. Although the official language of Latvia is no longer Russian, there still remains a large minority of Russian speakers in the country. The city also has the advantage of being located close to the sea, making it a great place to study in the summer time.

Steve Hendrickson is an American student, currently on an internship while at the same time studying Russian at Liden & Denz

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