Author's notes Ksenia Kirillova

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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 an elementary or intermediate level of English proficiency rely on the fact that, having immersed themselves in the language environment, they will be able to improve their language without taking additional courses. People who have lived in the United States for many years confirm: the language "comes" by itself, and this ...


Three differences in American mentality that may surprise you

The longer I live in the United States, the more I become convinced of how diverse this country is. Impressions of immigrants living in different parts of it sometimes differ radically. Some visitors describe extremely sympathetic passers-by, ready to rush to the rescue of any newcomer, while others, on the contrary, ...


Poroshenko's trap: why the current president of Ukraine lost

The elections in Ukraine, as predictably followed from the ratings of presidential candidates, ended with the victory of Volodymyr Zelensky. Despite the fact that Petro Poroshenko's rating began to grow somewhat closer to the voting, he did not manage to overtake the showman who had gained popularity. Many people call the voting results ...


Business habits of Americans that can shock immigrants

America is rightly seen as a land of unlimited entrepreneurial opportunity. The famous phrase: "Nothing personal, just business" originated here, and this approach has in many ways become the basis of American economic prosperity. However, many emigrants from the post-Soviet space may not be ready for tough rules ...


Five myths about emigration

Perhaps it is difficult to find a European country in which the attitude towards emigration would be as negative as in Russia. For many decades (with the exception of a short break in the 90s) Russian propaganda has been instilling in its citizens the idea that any person who left ...


Memo to the Americans before traveling to Russia

For people who were born, or at least spent most of their lives in America, a trip to a European country is considered something quite 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

Unfortunately, stories about how Russians living abroad “throw” their compatriots are not uncommon. This includes outright involvement in fraudulent adventures, participation in which threatens with a criminal sentence, 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 the descendants of White emigrants to those who arrived just a couple of years ago. However, one of the first things 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 in emigration would call it an easy experience. However, despite all the difficulties, the majority of people who deliberately leave their native country sooner or later settle 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 can treat depression as well as a doctor, develop imagination and help discover something new in everyday life or unsettled life in immigration. It is quite possible that many of us have come across photographs of collectible dolls at least once: ...

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