Author's notes Ksenia Kirillova

journalist ForumDaily


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 ...


Why Russian emigrants are so intolerant to former compatriots in the United States

If you have been living in the United States for several years now, and you have experience of communicating with both Americans and former compatriots in the Diaspora, you probably noticed how much more tolerant Americans are of the opinion of others than emigrants from the post-Soviet space. ...


Between the USSR and the USA: why I decided to write a spy novel about the Cold War

The themes of confrontation between intelligence services and punitive psychiatry, at first glance, seem to be little compatible, and yet at least one thing unites them - and that, and the other, alas, was a characteristic feature of the era that we know from history as the Cold War. So…


How volunteering in the US helps to get a job and improve English

Emigrants from the post-Soviet space are often used to think that volunteering, or, as they say in the West, volunteering implies pure altruism and special self-sacrifice. However, in the United States, the attitude to free work is somewhat different. Volunteering here may be a necessary attribute of a professional internship or ...


Five tips for those who can not return to their homeland

Emigration, of course, is a certain stress for each person, regardless of his personal desire to move to another country and knowledge of the language. However, most expatriates know that in a pinch they always have the opportunity to return home. Otherwise feel those who ...


The moral compass of Maxim Borodin

Journalist Maxim Borodin, who wrote about mercenaries in Syria, died after falling from the fifth floor. The police in Yekaterinburg, where Borodin lived, did not see any signs of a crime in the incident, but the journalist’s friends and colleagues suspect that the fall might not have been accidental. A journalist recalls Borodino ...


Five conclusions after four years of living in the USA

The other day, it was four years since my arrival in the United States — the first ever visit to this country, from which this unexpected and difficult emigration began. It is now possible to sum up some of my first impressions of this country. The results ...


How has the process of obtaining a green card for work after the arrival of Trump

Getting a green card is a cherished dream of anyone who plans to emigrate to the United States. ForumDaily has repeatedly written about how to obtain the coveted status of a permanent resident of the United States. Let us dwell on one of them - the green card through work. Previously, ForumDaily wrote about how ...

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