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Celebrating March 8 with Inspiring Women in Russian history

06.03.2020
???March 8th, the International Women’s Day, is just around the corner! Let’s take a look at 5 inspirational Russian ladies over the centuries. From writers and engineers to actresses and world rulers – personalities whose achievements will carry on their names for generations to come. Starting off with Valentina Tereshkova (1937-) - the first woman to go to space (1963). Originally a textile worker and amateur skydiver, Valentina gained worldwide admiration and respect as the only woman ever to have been...
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I came to Riga for the fifth time!

04.02.2020
It's always a great pleasure when our Russian language students decide to come back to study in our school. Natasha from the UK is an extraordinary case because she is currently studying for the fifth time at Russian Language Academy Durbe. For this reason we are very honoured and we decided to share with you her experience and her personal growth at RLA Durbe. Russian Language Academy Durbe from the point of view of our student Natasha RLA Durbe: Which...
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Celebrities who can speak Russian

21.02.2020
Did you know that a lot of Hollywood actors and actresses have Russian or Ukrainian roots? Are you surprised that Leonardo di Caprio and Sylvester Stallone are part of this group? Even though they can’t speak Russian at all! Are you curious to know which celebrities and notorious people can speak Russian fluently? Let’s have a look below! 1)Kate Beckinsale, the famous actress which acted in ‘’Underworld’’. She can speak Russian because before embarking on an acting career she had studied Russian and French...
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Study Russian and enjoy your Summer

04.02.2020
Dear future students! Winter is a good time to start thinking about studying Russian in Summer! Riga is the perfect place to learn Russian during Summer! Here you may easily combine your Russian language lessons with fun and relax in the amazing Latvian nature! Enjoy your summer while studying Russian: see the top 3 unique places to visit in your free time! 1) Jurmala is an amazing seaside resort town just 30 minutes away from Riga by train. With its 30 km of beaches, Jurmala has everything you need for a supreme moment of relaxation: from beautiful white-sand beaches to pine woods to cool off. Furthermore, there are elegant wooden...
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New Evening Language Course season is here!

25.11.2019
Join Russian or Latvian Evening group course and start speaking from day 1. The best gift for the New Year is definitely a new skill. Sign up now and be ready to dive into the language learning from January 2020. Be ready for an intensive 8-week course with evening lessons twice a week. Full course price is only 199 EUR. Even more – you get a 15% discount with an ISIC card! For Evening Russian read more here. For Evening...
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Tour of the Central Market

04.06.2019
Let's Go to the Central Market! After a day at RLA Durbe in the capital of Latvia - Riga, students (and interns) can relax by going on a tour of the Riga Central Market. Our tour guide Natasha was a sweet lady, she told us all about the history of the market and the importance of the Daugava River. She told us how barges would transport fresh produce from the provinces of Latvia to Riga and dock workers would laboriously...
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