Author's notes Ksenia Kirillova

journalist ForumDaily


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 ...


Why do immigrants love America

The United States is undoubtedly a favorite topic of the Russian media as an image of the “world evil” and the cause of all the ills of the Kremlin regime. Moreover, if several years ago propagandists condemned only the foreign policy of the United States, recently they have switched to the best Soviet traditions ...


Truth and myths about denigrating in America

Among the Russian-speaking immigrants, especially those who have recently arrived in the United States, I have encountered a fairly common opinion that informing is a feature of the American mentality hardly more than the post-Soviet one. New immigrants, most often, are afraid of this phenomenon and do not organically accept it. However, if we compare what is happening ...


5 features of the American mentality to which you will need to get used

Communicating with Americans is an inevitable stage in the socialization of everyone who happens to be in the United States. Even if you came just as a tourist, you can feel the real taste of America just by starting to interact with the locals. Immediately, I’ll make a reservation to understand the phenomenon of the “American mentality” extremely ...

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