Author's notes Ksenia Kirillova

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How do Russians help their emigration

Stories about how Russians living abroad "throw" their compatriots, unfortunately, not uncommon. This includes a frank engagement in fraudulent adventures, participation in which threatens with criminal sentences, and formally legal ways to cash in when former compatriots offer newcomers ...


Why do Russian Americans love Putin?

The Russian-speaking diaspora in the United States is quite large and includes a variety of waves - from descendants of white immigrants to those who arrived just a couple of years ago. However, one of the first that catches the eye of a recent emigrant in the Russian diaspora ...


Deportation of your own accord: why emigrants return back

Probably, none of those who have experience of emigration will call it an easy experience. However, despite all the difficulties, most people who consciously leave their home country sooner or later settle down in a new place, acquire a profession and integrate into the local community. However, unchanged ...


How a doll from America saved a girl from Ukraine

An unusual hobby that is gaining popularity today is capable of treating depression as well as a doctor, developing imagination and helping discover something new in everyday life or unsettled immigration. It is possible that many of us at least once came across photos of collectible dolls: ...


Three features of life in the United States that infuriate our immigrants

First, you should immediately make the reservation that America is beautiful for its diversity and capabilities, external beauty, spirit of enterprise, the goodwill of most Americans, combined with the tactful ability not to violate your personal boundaries. And yet many Russian-speaking immigrants, plunging into the everyday and working bustle, ...


How to move out of an apartment in America, not to pay fines

Almost all new immigrants begin their lives in America with rental housing. This may be a small studio in a regular high-rise building (which, for example, there are many in New York), a private house or, most often, an apartment in a large apartment-complex. It has its own administration, an attendant ...


Why Russian emigrants are so intolerant to former compatriots in the United States

If you have been living in the United States for several years now, and you have experience of communicating with both Americans and former compatriots in the Diaspora, you probably noticed how much more tolerant Americans are of the opinion of others than emigrants from the post-Soviet space. ...


Between the USSR and the USA: why I decided to write a spy novel about the Cold War

The themes of confrontation between intelligence services and punitive psychiatry, at first glance, seem to be little compatible, and yet at least one thing unites them - and that, and the other, alas, was a characteristic feature of the era that we know from history as the Cold War. So…


How volunteering in the US helps to get a job and improve English

Emigrants from the post-Soviet space are often used to think that volunteering, or, as they say in the West, volunteering implies pure altruism and special self-sacrifice. However, in the United States, the attitude to free work is somewhat different. Volunteering here may be a necessary attribute of a professional internship or ...


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, will be able to pull up the language, in addition without attending any courses. People who have lived in the USA for many years confirm: the language “comes” ...

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