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How Russians can get political asylum in the USA: personal experience

The other day, Russian opposition journalist and activist Denis Styazhkin received political asylum in the United States. This status was preceded by an escape through Mexico, more than a year of waiting in the United States, and finally a court hearing in Sacramento immigration court. About whether it is difficult for a Russian now ...


From the fear of death to its cult: in 11 months of the war, Russian propaganda has evolved to the level of martyrs

Russia's full-scale war against Ukraine began 11 months ago, and in that time even leading Russian propaganda analysts have lost count of the many conflicting theories justifying the bloodshed. However, despite this, the propagandists managed not only to convince the majority of the inevitability of war, but also ...


'Until we win, there will be no life': a meeting was held in San Francisco with the Ukrainian military, who were given artificial limbs in the USA

On January 20, the Ukrainian diaspora in Northern California met with the military personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine who directly defended Ukraine from the Russian invasion. All five military men are people of different ages and different destinies. Among them are conscripts who came to the front for the first time, and experienced fighters. But…


Sabbat on blood: what and why did Russian propaganda say about Ukraine on New Year's Eve

For the first time in modern history, Russia had to meet the new year 2023 as an aggressor recognized by the entire world community, unleashing in Europe not just a hybrid, but the bloodiest war in this century. At the same time, Russian propaganda behaved in two ways. AT…


Everything is not as terrible as it could be: the most terrible predictions that did not come true in 2022

Without exaggeration, 2022 can be called difficult and scary. Even among Russian-speaking immigrants who have been living in the United States for many years, it is difficult to find those whom the Russian-Ukrainian war did not touch at least indirectly: through relatives, acquaintances, participation in refugee assistance, or, on the contrary, breaks ...


The inevitable stage of immigration: how to say goodbye to the past without falling into nostalgia

We have already noted more than once that the correct experience of nostalgia as an inevitable stage of immigration not only does not interfere with adaptation in a new homeland, but even in a certain sense contributes to it. After several years of living in a new country, the human body is characterized not only by ...


A holiday during the war: how to give yourself joy and why it is important

Life under bombs, in the cold and with blackouts or forced flight; separation from loved ones or even their death; fatigue and uncertainty about the future... The war in Ukraine has led to the fact that hundreds of thousands of people, it seems, are simply physically incapable...


'Kill to become yourself': what inspires some Russians to support the war with Ukraine

The protracted nature of the war, the rise in prices, the mobilization that affected many Russian families, the defeat in the Kharkiv region and the withdrawal from Kherson ... It would seem that all these factors should help even the Russians who supported the war to slow down their militaristic ardor and begin to doubt that …


Will a Republican victory in the midterm elections affect US support for Ukraine?

As many analysts predicted, the midterm elections to the US Congress ended with a partial victory for the Republicans. The "Red" party managed to get a majority of seats in the House of Representatives, but it seems that it did not work out to take the leadership in the upper house of the American parliament - in the Senate. AT…


On the collective guilt in emigration: how Russians do not fall into self-flagellation against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine

In addition to the large number of Ukrainian refugees, Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine triggered a mass exodus of Russians. No one can name the exact numbers of those who left - according to various sources, they vary from several hundred thousand to millions. The announcement of mobilization at the end of September led to…

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