22/03/2019
Free webinar with Larisa Vasilenkova 28th March
Etiquette for every day! Our teacher Larisa Vasilenkova will open all the secrets of the Russian society.
06/02/2019
Learn Russian online right now!
Do not miss our special offer! 4 webinars (Reflexive verbs) A2+. Online exercises. 1 Skype lesson
05/02/2019
Russian Language Webinar "Emotions"
When: 7th February, Thursday at 8.30 p.m. (Moscow time) Level: A2 and higher Price: Free
To Go or Not to Go: Moscow
13.07.2018 17:19
Moscow, tourism, Trip, July 2018, Bus Tour, Red Square, Kremlin, Tsarytsino, Food and Drink, Parks, Architecture
236
To Go or Not to Go: Moscow

Fancy a trip to the heart of Modern Russia? The Derzhavin Institute is planning at trip to the captial on July 28th! Read here to find out more about where you'll be going and what you'll being doing!

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Easter in Russia
06.04.2018 17:36
stpetersburg, moscow, history, culture, onthisday
389
Easter in Russia

Easter, the most important and celebrated holiday for the Russian Orthodox Church, is observed based on the Julian calendar and often falls on a different Sunday than the Catholic or Protestant Easter. This year, the Russian Orthodox Easter will be celebrated 8 April. As in many countries, the Easter celebrations in Russia are full of significance, traditions, family and delicious Easter treats. 

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Russian Presidential Elections
16.03.2018 19:46
stpetersburg, moscow, history, culture, onthisday
335
Russian Presidential Elections

Similar to other countries with such long histories, the Russian government has undergone various complete transformations. From early Rus, to the time of the Tsars, to a revolution that birthed the Soviet Union and finally the restructuring into a democratic Russian Federation. The mark of any democracy is the establishment of a free and competitive election process. That is what makes 18 March 2018 a day of significance, the Russian Federation Presidential elections.

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A Tale of Two Capitals: Moscow and Saint Petersburg
14.03.2018 14:20
history, stpetersburg, Moscow, culture
911
A Tale of Two Capitals: Moscow and Saint Petersburg

When people first think about Russia, chances are their minds are first filled with images of Red Square, the Kremlin and the colorful tops of St. Basil`s Cathedral. Moscow, the heart and capital of Russia, can be recognized throughout the world. However, only in recent history has Moscow held the title of “capital,” and even then, one of Russia`s other great and well-known cities took its place. 

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Time cafés in Saint-Petersburg: Time is money!
19.09.2017 14:22
stpetersburg, cafes, culture, history, moscow, coffee, newplaces
913
Time cafés in Saint-Petersburg: Time is money!

Forget your 300 rouble lattes or mochas - a time café can offer you much more for your money! Read on to find what exactly a 'time café' is, where the idea came from, and where to find such places in Saint Petersburg!

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Первые одиннацать петербургских слов
05.09.2016 14:22
Russian Language, regional differences, bread, food, turtleneck, kiosks, Saint Petersburg, Moscow, lexical differences
1281
Первые одиннацать петербургских слов

Whether your aim is to sound like a native of St Petersburg or the opposite - to keep your Russian clear and region neutral - here are some words you should know about...

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В Москву, или нет?
20.07.2016 16:11
Moscow, tourism, entertainment, food and drink, shopping, parks, architecture, advice
1350
В Москву, или нет?

If you`re going to be studying in Derzhavin for a while, let`s say more than a month, you might be considering a trip to Moscow for a change of scenery...

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