Author's notes Ksenia Kirillova

journalist ForumDaily


'Kill to become yourself': what inspires some Russians to support the war with Ukraine

The protracted nature of the war, the rise in prices, the mobilization that affected many Russian families, the defeat in the Kharkiv region and the withdrawal from Kherson ... It would seem that all these factors should help even the Russians who supported the war to slow down their militaristic ardor and begin to doubt that …


Will a Republican victory in the midterm elections affect US support for Ukraine?

As many analysts predicted, the midterm elections to the US Congress ended with a partial victory for the Republicans. The "Red" party managed to get a majority of seats in the House of Representatives, but it seems that it did not work out to take the leadership in the upper house of the American parliament - in the Senate. AT…


On the collective guilt in emigration: how Russians do not fall into self-flagellation against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine

In addition to the large number of Ukrainian refugees, Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine triggered a mass exodus of Russians. No one can name the exact numbers of those who left - according to various sources, they vary from several hundred thousand to millions. The announcement of mobilization at the end of September led to…


Ukrainian bard and the first rescuer in the USSR - about Russian-Ukrainian apartment dwellers during the war, creativity, enemies and friends

Oleg Ryzhenko is a well-known performer of the author's song in Ukraine and abroad, one of the founders of popular bard festivals. In addition, Oleg is the creator of the first Ukrainian Operational and Rescue Service - the forerunner of the former Ministry of Emergency Situations (now the State Emergency Service of Ukraine ...


On Putin's anniversary, Russian-speaking Californians recalled his special operation to change urine

On October 7, on the day of the 70th birthday of Vladimir Putin, in the San Francisco Bay Area, a theatrical reading of the play "Special Operation" was held, dedicated both to the long-standing scandal with the substitution of the results of the analysis of Olympic athletes by the Russian leadership, and the current war of Russia with Ukraine. Analyzes…


How the victims of Russian aggression against Ukraine are honored in Europe: photo report from Berlin

While Russian propaganda is trying in every possible way to assure that support for Ukraine in Europe will inevitably fall, the real picture says quite the opposite. In practice, it turns out that the energy crisis in Germany and other European countries is not so terrible, and sympathy ...


His life was no less mysterious than death: what do we know about Russian businessman Dan Rapoport who died in Washington

Recently, a well-known American, Ukrainian and Russian businessman and investor Dan Rapoport was found dead in Washington, DC. According to the preliminary version, he crashed to death after falling out of the window of an apartment building. Although the version of suicide does not believe not only that ...


The war in Ukraine caused a new wave of emigration from Russia to the United States: who are these people and why are they unlikely to get along with those who left Russia long ago

Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine has led not only to millions of Ukrainian refugees fleeing the fighting, but also to a new wave of emigration from Russia, categorically rejecting the war. Some of these people were preparing for emigration in advance, but for some, departure ...


Long, difficult and expensive: difficulties and pitfalls of political emigration to the USA

Since the adoption of the official program for the admission of Ukrainian refugees to the United States Uniting for Ukraine, the number of Ukrainians trying to cross the southern border of the United States in search of protection has dropped dramatically. Now people fleeing the war can fly to America directly from Europe. What…


How the war changed the cultural life of Russian speakers in the United States

The outbreak of a full-scale Russian war against Ukraine changed life not only in both of these countries, but also in the Russian and Ukrainian diasporas around the world. ForumDaily has already talked about the numerous forms of cultural and creative leisure of Russian-speaking immigrants in the United States. These include…

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