Selected articles in English

Two friends create toys to help fighting autism

Autism has reached epidemic levels in the United States. More than 2% of the future American generations have this condition. At the same time, autism in not yet deemed a disease, and most cases can be corrected with the help…

To fake or not to fake: risk assessment of buying fake documents in the US

In the United States, any document is up for sale. Swindlers fake passports, green cards, social security numbers, not to mention state IDs and driver’s licenses. ForumDaily has looked into what consequences this might bring for the buyers of counterfeit…

Major Russian bank ends up in scandal in Ukraine over a local oligarch

Bank sector in Ukraine has been bouncing for the last couple of year. The National Bank announced cleansing and closed down about 40% of financial institutions. The largest bank in the country, Privatbank, owned by Swiss and Dnipropetrovsk oligarch Ihor…

Russian Alexey Rubin names New York City intersection after Sergei Dovlatov

Alexey Rubin is an ordinary Russian immigrant. He graduated cum laude from Moscow Oil and Gas University’s engineering school, but didn’t want to work in his degree field. Alexey decided to travel to the United States and see how Americans…

How to rent cheap accommodation in New York

The cost of the housing rent in New York is way too high. Those who spend more than 30% of their income on rent may benefit from special state programs allowing leasing the accommodation much cheaper than the market offers.…

Russian-speaking gays and lesbians start over in New York

More and more Russians are seeking political asylum in the United States. According to data by Radio Liberty, 2015 saw 1,454 asylum requests, 50% more than in 2014, and twice as many as in 2012. That was the highest number…

Splendor and destitution of Brighton Beach: life of legendary ‘Little Odesa’

Brighton Beach is probably the most well-known Russian-speaking community in the United States. It’s nicknamed “Little Odesa.” According to various estimates, some 50,000 to 70,000 Russian-speaking people currently live here. A correspondent for ForumDaily spent one day with Brighton Beach…

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