Author's notes Ksenia Kirillova

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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, the more their personal family event turns into a public holiday. By marriage, for example, in the USA ...


The benefits of nostalgia: why do all immigrants miss their homeland

Probably, none of the issues relevant to immigrants causes such controversial responses as nostalgia. In the Russian-speaking environment you can meet the most extreme points of view on this topic. On the one hand, many people living in Russia are sure that the Russian person doesn’t ...


Festive mood: where to go if you meet Christmas alone

One of the most favorite holidays of the Americans is approaching - Christmas. The anticipation of this day is felt at almost every step: in the garlands sparkling on the streets, decorated with lights of private houses, homemade nativity scenes in the courtyards of churches and eternal Christmas trees, meeting us in all public places - ...


How to Recognize an Immigration Scam: Private Detective Tips

A green card is a dream not only of those who would like to move to the USA, but also many people who already live in America. A tourist or work visa, university studies or a business visit - there can be many reasons for staying in a country, ...


NYPD fights 'suicide epidemic' in its ranks: what's the reason

According to the results of the outgoing year, the New York Police Department (NYPD) gave alarming statistics: more recently, more officers have died from suicides than in the line of duty. During 2019, 10 police committed suicide in New York alone, with eight of them ...


'Extreme' adaptation: how to deal with the shocks in emigration

Immigration is stressful for almost all new arrivals in a new country - no matter how prepared you are for such a move. Even temporary difficulties and setbacks are often perceived abroad much harder than at home. Unexpected troubles, lack of close friends and ...


Major American fears through the eyes of cinema

At the mention of the main fears of modern society, many people first come to mind the genre of anti-utopia. Here immediately appears ruthless totalitarian state in the style of Orwell, which prohibits even the slightest manifestations of inner freedom, and you can lose your life for just ...


Pitfalls of the language environment: why is it dangerous to rely on the fact that in the US English will come by itself

Often immigrants who have moved to the United States with a primary or intermediate level of English, rely on the fact that, immersed in the language environment, they will be able to pull up the language without additionally attending any courses. People living in the USA for many years confirm: the language “comes” by itself, and this one ...


Three differences in American mentality that may surprise you

The longer I live in the United States, the more convinced I am about how diverse this country is. Impressions of immigrants living in different parts of it sometimes differ dramatically. Some visitors describe extremely responsive passers-by who are ready to rush to the rescue of any visitor, while others, on the contrary, ...


Poroshenko's trap: why the current president of Ukraine lost

Elections in Ukraine, as predicted by the ratings of presidential candidates, ended with the victory of Vladimir Zelensky. Despite the fact that the rating of Petro Poroshenko began to grow somewhat closer to the vote, he did not manage to overtake the showman who had gained popularity. Many call the voting results ...

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