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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...
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Old Riga through Marianne's eyes!

25.07.2018
Всем привет! My name is Marianne and I am the new summer intern at the Russian Language Academy Durbe. I come from France but I study in the UK. On my first day as an intern, I took part in a walking tour offered to all the students of the Academy for them to discover Riga. If you want to find out about the most ancient part of the capital of Latvia - follow our guide, Natasha! She will tell...
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Your LIGO Linguistic Survival Kit!

21.06.2018
Are you ready for the most beloved national holiday by everybody in Latvia - LIGO (summer solstice celebration)? We sure are! In fact, our marketing manager Jelena has prepared a special Russian words list for the occasion - LIGO Top 10! Here is your LIGO survival linguistic kit: 1. Пиво [pívo] - beer 2. Сыр [syr] - cheese 3. Венок [venók] – wreath 4. Костер [kostjór] - bonfire 5. Шашлык [šašlýk] - skewered meat 6. Танцы [táncy] - dancing 7....
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Enjoy the Perfect Atmosphere of Riga to Improve Your Russian!

28.03.2018
Let us share with you an interview with David – our student from sunny Malta, who talks about all the reasons why students should come to Riga to study Russian. We at Durbe RLA are always interested in knowing why people want to speak Russian. So we asked David about his choice! D: I am studying Russian mostly because I am very fond of the Russian culture, music, art and so on. It is a very interesting language, also an...
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Latvian Song and Dance Festival – A Lifetime Cultural Experience!

19.02.2018
Latvian Song and Dance Festival is the greatest cultural masterpiece of Latvian people! It has become an event of national and international importance, bringing together people of different generations and nationalities, and in 2018 it promises to be especially magnificent because we will celebrate the centenary anniversary of the state of Latvia! Although it is still quite a long time before the streets and squares of Riga are filled with singers, dancers and musicians dressed in beautiful national costumes from all over Latvia, the...
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3 Tips On Choosing the Right Course!

19.02.2018
While many students have a certain idea of the type of courses they want to apply to, others might not be sure which course is right for them with so many choices on offer. Don’t worry — our tips will give you a few ideas where to start from: 1. Do your research What is the best way for you to learn the new material in Russian? Are you a team player or prefer to work individually? From answering this question,...
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