Author's notes Ksenia Kirillova

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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 ...


How to avoid typical mistakes of Russian-speaking immigrants in the USA

The USA is a country of opportunities, where, it would seem, anyone can become anyone. And yet, Russian-speaking immigrants often complain that ignorance of the "unwritten code" of the local culture of communication often not only interferes with adaptation, but can also significantly complicate life in ...


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 are, the more their personal family event turns into a public holiday. For marriage, for example, in the United States ...


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

Probably none of the urgent questions for immigrants evokes such contradictory responses as nostalgia. In the Russian-speaking environment, one can find the most extreme points of view on this topic. On the one hand, many people living in Russia are sure that a Russian person is not ...


Festive mood: where to go if you meet Christmas alone

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


How to Recognize an Immigration Scam: Private Detective Tips

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


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

At the end of the past year, the New York Police Department (NYPD) cited alarming statistics: recently, more officers have died from suicide than in the line of duty. In 2019, 10 police officers committed suicide in New York alone, eight of them ...


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

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


Major American fears through the eyes of cinema

When mentioning the main fears of modern society, many people first of all come to mind the genre of dystopia. Here, a ruthless totalitarian state in the Orwellian style is immediately presented, in which the slightest manifestations of even inner freedom are prohibited, and you can lose your life for only one ...

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