Records of the author Alexander Ukrainko


How is life in the USA: the view of an immigrant

Although I have been living in the States for a long time, not a day goes by without me learning something new, interesting or unusual about this country, Oleksandra Ukrainko writes in his blog Between New York and Boston. ForumDaily publishes material with the permission of the author. ...


Personal experience: what not to do in America

America is a colorful country, especially in terms of laws. Sometimes actions that are completely customary for residents of post-Soviet countries may be prohibited in some states of the United States or even throughout the country, Oleksandra Ukrainko writes in her blog Between New York and Boston. ForumDaily publishes material ...


US security, or why Americans don't lock the door

There are no fences, the doors are not locked. Why? More recently, I wrote about American real estate and the fact that houses with a lawn near the house are usually not fenced. I have not seen high blank fences like ours in the USA, but at the same time ...


Easter holiday here and in America: 6 differences

We have been in the States for several years, and today - on the eve of Orthodox Easter - I want to share with you the differences in the celebration in our country and in the USA. And they are not only in different dates. 1. Easter cakes on the table ...


Personal experience: mistakes that our people make after moving to the USA

Something I have a nostalgic mood today, and I decided to remember what mistakes we made when we arrived in the USA. Nothing illegal, just the difference between our habits and local foundations and a misconception about local realities affected. What is the difference in mentality summed up? ...


What our immigrants lack during the New Year in the USA

My family and I have been living in the United States for several years, and we also celebrate the New Year here in the States. Americans celebrate this holiday in a completely different way from us. If you do not meet the arrival of the coming year in New York or on the main square of one of ...


How to ask for a pencil and not be considered rude: why our people are not understood in the USA

Ask for a pen or pencil - what could be easier! We taught this at school: “Give me a pen (a pencil) please” (Give me a pen (a pencil) please). Using this simple phrase, I want to show how sometimes the academic differs from the real. ...


Russian hackers and diseases: what are the most afraid of Americans

Every person is afraid of something, but there are fears that are shared by entire nations or the majority of the country's population. In her blog for Yandex.Zen, Alexandra Ukrainko told what the Americans are most afraid of. Further - from the first person. To some, America seems like a fabulous country, to some ...


Note to an immigrant: what can be obtained in the USA for free

America is a rich country, and there are quite a few benefits for the average American: almost everyone has some kind of housing, but most likely a house, all the necessary equipment in the house and, of course, a car. But what should a person with below average income do, for example, ...


Personal experience: what are our signs that perplex Americans

Beliefs and omens have penetrated deeply into our culture. They learn about them in childhood, when grandmothers, mothers and kindergarten educators tell children what can and cannot be done, referring to a “bad omen” or “it’s so accepted”. Signs and beliefs ...

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