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Your Best Weekend at Lielborne Manor!
26.02.2019
Do you love the weekends as much as we do? Join us on an escape from Riga and surround yourself with nature in total peace and tranquility. Why not book a unique program that allows you to explore 2 cities – Kraslava and Daugavpils! You can spend your weekend at the historical Lielborne Manor and enjoy a well-deserved relaxing weekend from Friday to Sunday. You can practice your Russian in an informal environment and you can choose from a multitude...
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Plan Your Best Summer in Latvia
24.01.2019
  Taking a summer Russian language course in Latvia is not only a story about Russian grammar or pronunciation. It is a story of a monolith of joyful emotions, about the sweet aroma of strawberries in the crisp May wind or the salty waves of the Baltic Sea crashing on the coast. Your summer in Latvia is a collection of heartfelt moments spent with friends from all over the world. Expect breathtaking trips to the most beautiful places in Latvia...
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The Saga of Funny Feedbacks About Russian Studies: Episode 2018
20.12.2018
As traditions go, we here at RLA Durbe put together funny comments from students’ feedback that we’ve received throughout this year. We divided those into 2 parts: “Original out-of-the-blue answers” and replies to the question “What didn’t you like?”. Now, this should be interesting to read more about – take a look! Paul, USA: I didn’t like that the course had to end! (ed: and that’s after 24 weeks of studies!) Lenka, Czech Republic: What didn’t I like? – Tests...
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Join in on the Centenary Celebrations of Latvia’s 100th Birthday!
16.11.2018
On November 18th, 1918, the Republic of Latvia proclaimed its statehood. On this day, Latvians lay flowers at the Freedom Monument and spend time with their loved ones. This year, Riga’s streets and cafes will be particularly buzzing with a special atmosphere around the city for Latvia's birthday! In the evening, the president will address the nation followed by celebratory fireworks, enriched with concerts and other events all around Riga. But not just Latvia will be celebrating its centennial birthday, the whole...
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My day trip to Sigulda
08.08.2018
Riga, Sunday morning. I feel like exploring Latvia and start asking around: where can I go for an afternoon trip? I was unanimously advised to go to Sigulda and explore Gauja National park. I ran to the train station and 1h15 later, I arrived in Sigulda. This is probably the greenest place you can imagine, and the cleanest air you can breathe! Sigulda is ideal for those who wish to take a small break away from the city. I liked...
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The University of many names
01.08.2018
Have a look at the University of Latvia’s main building. It is only three minutes away from the Russian Language Academy Durbe, on the same boulevard, Raiņa bulvāris! If you go for a walk along the canal, take a rest and have a look at the students coming in and out of the main entrance. Did you notice? They all avoid the central stairs and take either the left or right stairs. The reason behind it? A superstition! Taking the central...
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