Author's notes Ksenia Kirillova

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Adapting to life in the USA: how to get rid of the fears and habits of the homeland and open up to new things

For many coming to the United States, immigration seemed like a dream come true. However, there are often cases when bright expectations and first enthusiasm give way to disappointment, nostalgia for an abandoned homeland torments more and more, and some immigrants even begin to regret their decision ...


How an immigrant from Russia became an expert of leading US think tanks without connections and specialized education: personal experience

In fact, Russian analysts and scientists work in the United States, although they are much less common here than, say, IT specialists from Russia. Most often, such people work in American universities, and much less often in think tanks, or so-called think ...


How Russia trains and deploys spies in the United States and how effective they are

June marks the 11th anniversary of the largest spy scandal in the history of Russia and the United States. As a result of the betrayal of the former colonel of the Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) of Russia, Alexander Poteyev, the FBI uncovered a network of deeply conspiratorial illegal spies. Many of them have lived under strangers for decades ...


American philanthropy: how the system of assistance to the needy actually works in the USA

Mexican Ivan does not know a word of Russian and has never been to Russia. He says with a smile that he inherited the Russian name from his parents, who really wanted to name the boy Juan. However, since Ivan already had older brothers ...


Five of the most exotic sights in the USA

There are certainly many more exotic locations in the United States. Although the USA is a relatively young country, here you can find attractions for all tastes: Victorian buildings and dizzying skyscrapers, huge green parks and endless deserts, ocean coast and mountain peaks. But we chose ...


Seven common mistakes Russian-speaking immigrants make to the United States

The difference in mentality is a stumbling block for many immigrants, especially those who decide to move to another country in adulthood. Unfortunately, sometimes a lack of understanding of local peculiarities can lead not only to funny curiosities, but also significantly complicate adaptation, ...


Cultural code: three qualities of post-Soviet immigrants that Americans aspire to

People with experience of living in the United States can easily list things that Russian-speaking immigrants could learn from Americans. These include constant politeness towards strangers, diligence bordering on workaholism, optimism, efficiency, and so on. However, over time ...


The other side of the coin: when the strengths of immigrants can backfire

Not only psychologists, but also ordinary observers are sure that immigrants are, on average, stronger and more resilient than local residents. Find the strength to break away from your home, familiar places, familiar culture and well-established life, risk well-being and social status, ...


Activity and anxiety: what are the consequences of the pandemic and how to deal with it

Global warming, a new gender policy in the United States, aggravation of international relations ... These issues are increasingly worrying Russian-speaking immigrants in the United States, including top bloggers. However, psychologists note: excessive anxiety about various social issues can also be an unconscious consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. ABOUT…


Features of national compassion: what is the difference between sympathy and mutual assistance among Russians and Americans

In Russian culture, the myth of "soulful and sacrificial" Russians and "selfish" Americans is still quite popular, which is as far from the truth as the opposite idea of ​​extremely kind Americans, absorbed in volunteering and charity, and "cruel" Russians. In fact ...

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