Author's notes Ksenia Kirillova

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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 ...


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 ...

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