Author's notes Ksenia Kirillova

journalist ForumDaily


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 ...


Business habits of Americans that can shock immigrants

America is rightly perceived as a country of unlimited entrepreneurial opportunities. The famous phrase: “Nothing personal, only business” originated here, and this approach in many ways became the basis of American economic prosperity. However, many emigrants from the post-Soviet space may not be ready for the hard rules ...


Five myths about emigration

It is probably difficult to find a European country in which the attitude towards emigration would be so negative as in Russia. For many decades (with the exception of a short break in the 90-s), Russian propaganda inspires to its citizens the idea that anyone who left ...


Memo to the Americans before traveling to Russia

For people who were born, or at least have spent most of their lives in America, a trip to a European country is considered something completely natural. Foreigners most often do not think about any special precautions, and therefore for many of them things that happen ...


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 ...

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