Author's notes Ksenia Kirillova

journalist ForumDaily


How to move out of an apartment in America, not to pay fines

Almost all newly arrived immigrants start their lives in America by renting an apartment. It can be a small studio in an ordinary 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, accompanying ...


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, and you have experience of communicating with both Americans and former compatriots in the diaspora, you must have noticed how much more tolerant Americans are of other people's opinions 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 the confrontation between intelligence and punitive psychiatry, at first glance, seem to be little compatible, and yet they have at least one thing in common - both, alas, were 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 accustomed to believing that volunteering, or, as they say in the West, volunteering, implies pure altruism and special self-sacrifice. However, in the United States, the attitude towards free work is somewhat different. Volunteering here can 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 every person, regardless of his personal desire to move to another country and knowledge of the language. However, most expats know that they always have the opportunity to return home as a last resort. 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 could not have been accidental. A journalist recalls Borodin ...


Five conclusions after four years of living in the USA

The other day, four years have passed since my arrival in the United States - my first visit to this country in my life, from which this unexpected and difficult emigration began. Now we can summarize my first impressions of this country. 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 planning to emigrate to the United States. ForumDaily has repeatedly written about ways to obtain the coveted status of a permanent resident of the United States. Let's dwell on one of them - the green card through work. ForumDaily previously wrote about how ...


Why do immigrants love America

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


Truth and myths about denigrating in America

Among Russian-speaking emigrants, especially those who recently arrived in the United States, I have come across a fairly widespread opinion that denunciation is hardly more a feature of the American mentality than of the post-Soviet one. New emigrants, more often than not, are afraid of such a phenomenon and do not organically accept it. However, if you compare what is happening ...

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