Author's notes Ksenia Kirillova

journalist ForumDaily


The other side of the coin: when the strengths of immigrants can backfire

Not only psychologists, but also ordinary observers are sure that immigrants are, on average, stronger and more resilient than local residents. Find the strength to break away from your home, familiar places, familiar culture and well-established life, risk well-being and social status, ...


Activity and anxiety: what are the consequences of the pandemic and how to deal with it

Global warming, a new gender policy in the United States, aggravation of international relations ... These issues are increasingly worrying Russian-speaking immigrants in the United States, including top bloggers. However, psychologists note: excessive anxiety about various social issues can also be an unconscious consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. ABOUT…


Features of national compassion: what is the difference between sympathy and mutual assistance among Russians and Americans

In Russian culture, the myth of "soulful and sacrificial" Russians and "selfish" Americans is still quite popular, which is as far from the truth as the opposite idea of ​​extremely kind Americans, absorbed in volunteering and charity, and "cruel" Russians. In fact ...


American Cheating: How to Protect Yourself in Business Relationships in the USA

Americans are mostly law-abiding - this simple truth is unlikely to be questioned by anyone who has the opportunity to compare life in the United States with the realities of the post-Soviet space. However, those Russian-speaking immigrants who do not have a lot of business experience should be careful to ...


Three features of life in the United States that infuriate immigrants

First, it is worthwhile to immediately make a reservation that America is beautiful for its diversity and possibilities, external beauty, entrepreneurial spirit, and the goodwill of most Americans, combined with a tactful ability not to violate your personal boundaries. And yet, many Russian-speaking emigrants, plunging into everyday and work vanity, ...


Immigration in the midst of a pandemic: how to stay optimistic amid trials

So 2020 is over. For someone who fully felt the bitterness of illness and loss, it was difficult and even tragic, for someone, perhaps not so scary and even happy in some way, but for everyone without ...


Why our immigrants face problems in the USA: can this be mistaken for Russophobia

The United States has traditionally been considered the most immigrant-friendly country. Almost every American is related to those who came here in search of a better life: several years, decades, or even a couple of centuries ago. It is difficult to surprise someone here with an accent or national diversity. ...


5 facts that make this US presidential election unique

The upcoming US presidential election is truly unique in American history. They occur in the midst of a pandemic of a new, unexplored virus for which there is still no safe vaccine. Both sides have already made it clear, directly or indirectly, ...


Donald Trump, Satanists and the Ghost of Communism: What Do US Voters Want and Fear?

The division of society in the United States on the eve of the presidential elections is deepening. Voting can only deepen this crisis: the headquarters of both candidates are already declaring that they will refuse to admit defeat. Pre-election passions are heating up in the USA. Even leading American political scientists do not undertake to predict the possible outcome of voting 3 ...


CIA and State Department veterans: on protests, Trump’s chances for re-election and Russian intervention

The mass protests in the United States caused by the death of African American George Floyd had real grounds, but both local radicals and Moscow will try to use them to their advantage. This opinion is shared by the majority of American security experts from among the former military ...

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