Written by Lena Lukashova


How life in the USA changes people: the personal experience of our immigrant

I’ve been in the USA continuously for about 8 months, apart from wintering in California a couple of years ago. Novice - my friends so joyfully call me. Indeed, by the standards of immigrants who have been living here for five to seven years, I am the same newcomer. How is life changing ...


Returned to Russia from the USA: what strikes our people in their homeland

My third day in Rostov after California. I run into the store in the evening. Card, as luck would have it, left at home. The amount of the purchase is 320 rubles ($ 4,2). I am holding out a 5th bill. A small cashier woman in a burgundy uniform looks intently at me, then at the bill, again at ...


How ours earn on compatriots-illegal immigrants in America

Announcement in the Russian-speaking group of California: “Nanny. From $ 2300 a month. " It is under such conditions that a governess is often sought. What is the catch here? As a rule, such a vacancy is offered either by an agency or by a person who “sells” the nanny directly to the family for $ 5000-6000. Eventually,…


How homeless people live in the USA: a difficult story of one man

A small coffee house, from whose windows the Pacific Ocean gleams in the rays of the awakening sun. Tom, a 55-year-old thin American, carefully attaches to his wife a piece of apple pie. Suddenly a bearded man comes in. Greasy blonde hair and ask for a haircut. A tattered windbreaker, pretty worn jeans ...


'Lost dream': what the Russian woman who has moved to the USA regrets

“Luda worked with us as a nurse,” said 62-year-old Val, who moved to the States from Moscow as a child. I pricked up my ears right away. “Mom then started having memory problems. She completely forgot English, spoke only Russian. Therefore, we and ...


'Russian mainland': what affects our people who moved to the USA

Svetlana 55 years, of which the last so .. thirty she lives in California. A large house of a typical white color with a green lawn, a male programmer. Two cars, two Russian-American citizenship and two adult sons, but one, Svetlana barely speaks English. However, you need ...


Suspicious individuals, Americans and the police: what strikes ours in the USA

A string of neat little houses with low white fences. The proud palms slightly cut the horizon. We are in a small California town, visiting the family of our friend American Jim. Morning walk. Attention immediately attracted two guys, years 18-20. Tall, a little stooped. Both in…


How Russians make money on 'sofas' in America

Impressive chairs with bright yellow upholstery, in the prime of life. Black leather sofa, moderately well-fed and young. But the wooden TV stand asks for a couple of beauty injections: the corners were slightly worn away and brightened. Mitch, a tall American of 40 years, casts a critical look ...


Unfortunate windows: for what the American neighbors complained about the Russian woman

Saturday morning. As usual, I go to the mailboxes. I open such a familiar 10 cell. And there is a letter from HOA, the homeowners association. With branded black emblem. Heart treacherously skips. It turned out, not in vain. The story of Lyudmila and her “letters of happiness” was told by Lena Lukashova in her ...


Personal experience: what surprises us in the American approach to parenting

Each nation has its own traditions in raising children as well. But in the modern world, when people can freely travel around countries, getting acquainted with a foreign culture. We like some traditions, and some lead to bewilderment. Lena Lushakova described in her ...

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