Author's notes Marina Sokolovskaya

journalist, blogger


As a citizen of Kazakhstan, for seven years they have not been able to receive the status of political refugees in the USA

They do not want to advertise their history, and therefore I changed their names. Svetlana and Oleg are husband and wife, their son is growing up, they work in government work and have been waiting for documents for many years. At the end of August, they moved from ...


How the September 11 terrorist attack in New York killed a pensioner in the Moscow region

Pensioner Viktor Barkov became the only Russian citizen who died due to the September 11 tragedy in his apartment in the Kolomensky district. The terrorist attack in New York brought the man to a heart attack - Viktor Kuzmich died watching the news, the very second when he saw ...


Married for life convicts: the incredible story of a Ukrainian family in the United States

There will be no conclusions or morals at the end of this article. In it itself there will be no calls to take sides, and even less justification or condemnation. This is just a side view of the history of some relationships, or rather, the history of a young ...


As an immigrant from the USSR, brought to light the Brooklyn bribe judge and sued her children back

Some time ago, my note on domestic violence was published on the ForumDaily website, when the husband is a US citizen and the wife is from the former USSR. I decided to write it because I often received requests for help from women who endured ...


An immigrant from Kazakhstan gave birth in the United States at home and now cannot receive documents for a child

A native of the city of Aktau (Kazakhstan) living in the United States did not manage to get to the hospital and gave birth at home. Firefighters and paramedics took delivery. Everything went great - mom and daughter are doing great. But for almost a month now, young parents have not been able to receive ...


What I like about the Russian-speaking community in New York

It seems to me that no one scolds the “Russians” of New York more than I do. Perhaps I see in others what I want to get rid of myself. Therefore, I criticize all “ours” mercilessly. And we avoid each other - we heard Russian speech, and immediately dissatisfied ...


New York restaurant through the eyes of a waitress from Russia

My interlocutor - a pretty young blonde named Maria - came to New York from Moscow a few years ago, when she was only 22 years old. In the capital of Russia, she moved, one might say, in a bohemian environment - she worked in the theater as a props artist, studied. ...


Opinion: in the USA, no one owes anything to your children

I took my daughters to school, I return home and walk past two mothers, who also took their own and stopped to talk: “…. I tell her - he is in the second grade and can hardly read! What is it?". “Weak school, weak, teachers have nothing ...


Irma inspired: how I survived two hurricanes in New York

On the news, only talk about hurricane. I remembered going through two in New York. One was not scary at all - his name was Irene, it was rain, wind, torn branches. And then Sandy came ... It happened in November 2012. Us…


We are losing it: why do children of immigrants need Russian?

I will make a reservation right away - the phrase “Russian language” is rather arbitrary. In its place could be: Ukrainian, Armenian, Georgian and so on. Speech, parents, about your native language, which in immigration remained native for you, but became the second for your children. ...

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