Author's notes Ksenia Kirillova

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How to avoid typical mistakes of Russian-speaking immigrants in the USA

The USA is a country of opportunities, where everyone has the opportunity to realize themselves. And yet, Russian-speaking immigrants often complain that ignorance of the unwritten code of the local culture of communication often not only interferes with adaptation, but can also significantly complicate life in a new country. ...


Immigration blues: what to do if you want to leave everything and return to your homeland

Lack of humanity and understanding, draconian conditions of survival, alien mentality, inability to restore the former social status and use previous achievements ... These are just some of the reasons that sometimes force immigrants to return home after several years and enormous efforts spent on adaptation in a foreign country. ...


The Taliban continues to hunt, and the United States continues to evacuate: how the situation in Afghanistan is developing

The United States continues to evacuate American citizens and local collaborators from the Taliban-held Afghanistan. President Joe Biden has already called it “the most difficult rescue operation in history” and admitted that he could not guarantee its final outcome. In total ...


Taliban hunts down American collaborators - shocking eyewitness accounts

The Taliban's lightning-fast seizure of Afghanistan against the backdrop of the still-ongoing evacuation of American citizens and local residents who helped them has been the main topic of all world media for several days. The American military fears that their Afghan assistants and colleagues will not be able to leave the country in time ...


The 'Cuomo Factor': Do Russian-speaking immigrants face harassment in the United States?

In early August, a New York Attorney's Office report was released, according to which State Governor Andrew Cuomo was accused of sexually harassing many women, including employees of his office. New York State Attorney General Laetitia James emphasized that the Democratic Governor violated the laws of the state ...


Russian vacation in America: the most popular leisure activities among the diaspora

The Russian-speaking diaspora in the United States is often reproached for lacking self-organization. For example, Latin American communities create their own human rights organizations, they are ready to fight not only for each compatriot, but also for other immigrants. In contrast to this, it is generally accepted that the natives ...


Conspiracy and history revived: five features of the American hinterland

When thinking about immigration to the United States, residents of the post-Soviet space most often imagine sunny Miami, foggy San Francisco, or bustling New York. In general, such ideas are not far from reality: it is “on the banks” that the bulk of immigrants are concentrated. At the same time, relatively few of ...


If a friend suddenly turned out to be an American: why is it difficult for ours to find friends in the USA

Disunity, inability to build close friendships, superficiality, lack of soulfulness are not only common myths about Americans, but for some immigrants it is a very real reason to return home from the United States. Such reasons for leaving were named, for example, by Elina Whaley, ...


Expectation vs reality: how Hollywood myths about ideal Americans are shattered when meeting US residents

Speaking of Americans, it is important to emphasize that the US population is so diverse that it is almost impossible to describe the image of a "typical American". First, the United States is largely composed of immigrants who have brought the characteristics of their national culture to their new homeland. And secondly, the mentality of people in some states can ...


Why do Americans arrange their funerals in life

The American tradition of celebrating important life events with a special scope and taste is known to us all from Hollywood films. Moreover, the wealthier the Americans are, the more their personal family event turns into a public holiday. For marriage, for example, in the United States ...

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