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Oleg B.

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Charming beaches, disgusting service and Kashpirovsky: what is it - real Brighton Beach

“The weather is good on Deribasovskaya, or it is raining again on Brighton Beach” - this was the first time I watched this film at the end of the last century. Then America was a completely different world for me, and in every film frame I peered at all the details of life and life ...

Helping Small Businesses Affected by Coronavirus: 5 Programs Available in New York and More

Due to the economic situation due to the coronavirus, small business owners found themselves in limbo - they don’t know what awaits them tomorrow, and most importantly they don’t understand what to do next. No one can give a clear answer to this question, but there is ...

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 ...

Tatyana Vorozhko

Journalist of the Ukrainian Voice of America Service

Laptops, lunches and online lessons: how to organize home-based learning in the USA

The fact that our school closes last Friday, March 13, and tentatively until April 10, we learned on Thursday evening. According to the plan, it was supposed to close on Monday and only for one day - so that teachers could come and ...

Opinion: why the world hysteria about coronavirus is much more dangerous than the infection itself

In the early 50s of the twentieth century - in the years in which my early childhood fell, the village of Kudinovo near Moscow, where we lived, sometimes panicked. It became known for certain that the war with America was about to begin. And the old women lined up in long lines ...

How much money is needed for a month living in the USA: the experience of a Russian-speaking immigrant

Regardless of whether you plan to move to the USA or simply collect information about America, the logical question arises: how much will I spend per month in the USA? I have collected the most relevant information - I’ll tell you what it costs to save and how much specifically ...

Tatyana Vorozhko

Journalist of the Ukrainian Voice of America Service

Will the American healthcare system withstand the test of coronavirus: 5 features of medicine in the US

The coronavirus pandemic COVID-19 is also a test for healthcare systems in countries around the world. Features of the US medical system can both help in the fight against the spread of the disease, and significantly complicate the containment of the virus and treatment of patients. An ambulance ride is expensive April XNUMXst ...

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 ...

Noisy Toilets, Ice Drinks, and Inverted Dates: 15 Unexpected Facts About the US and Americans

When you live in the USA, these things seem quite ordinary to you, but they literally shock foreigners. Why do Americans bend their fingers, why don't they pay taxes, why do they build such toilets and who actually invented fries? Today I…

He, she, they: how not to get into trouble with appeals to the USA

Living in the United States, Voice of America journalist Oksana Bedratenko was confronted with the fact that here the direct sex of an unfamiliar person can be perceived negatively. Among young people and trend setters, it is becoming a bad idea to assume which gender your interlocutor / interlocutor has before he / she is right ...

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