Written by Lena Lukashova


How ours earn on compatriots-illegal immigrants in America

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


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

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


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

Svetlana is 55 years old, of which the last ... she has lived in California. Big house of typical white color with green lawn, husband is a programmer. Two cars, two Russian-American citizenship and two adult sons, one but, Svetlana hardly 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 horizon is slightly cut by proud palms. We are in a small Californian town, visiting the family of our American friend Jim. Morning walk. Two guys, 18-20 years old, immediately attract attention. Tall, slightly stooped. Both in…


How Russians make money on 'sofas' in America

Imposing chairs with bright yellow upholstery, in their prime. Black leather sofa, moderately plump and young. But the wooden TV stand asks for a couple of beauty injections: the corners are slightly worn out and lightened. Mitch, a tall American in his 40s, 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 cell 10. And there's a letter from the HOA, the homeowners association. With branded black emblem. The heart skips treacherously. 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 too. But in the modern world, when people can freely travel around countries, getting acquainted with a foreign culture. We like some traditions, and some are perplexing. Lena Lushakova described in her ...


How much does food cost in the USA and why is it difficult to get used to American products

Today I will tell you about the prices of products that we buy in American stores most often. I'll start with the meat theme. We take beef almost every Saturday, it turns into steaks very well, says Lena Lukashova in her blog for Yandex Zen. Immediately ...


Why do Americans move so often

Many Americans move around with enviable regularity. The average US resident moves 12 times in his life, according to the US Census Bureau. Lena Lukashova talked with people of different ages and professions and identified three reasons for frequent travel, which she talked about ...


Plyushkina syndrome: what drives Americans to senseless accumulation

Rat waste all over the floor. Piles of plates with food debris stuck to it. Old, scattered clothes blocking the door. Such pictures can easily hide behind the seemingly pleasant and prosperous facade of an American house. All these are actions of a chorder - a person who pathologically fills ...

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