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'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 ...

Taxes and Tax Filling: Finance Specialist Answers ForumDaily Readers Questions

The US tax system is quite confusing, and it is sometimes difficult for both Americans and immigrants to understand its intricacies. At the same time, errors in filing a declaration can result in additional costs and problems with one of the most formidable American departments - the Tax Service ...

Lawyer opinion: why do immigrant children need citizenship of their parents ’native countries

Second citizenship is a very useful thing. In some cases, citizenship of the native country arises by birth, in other cases it is required to go through the procedure for acquiring citizenship. For example, in accordance with the legislation of Russia, a child acquires citizenship of the Russian Federation by birth if both of its parents ...

Ksenia Kirillova

journalist ForumDaily

The benefits of nostalgia: why do all immigrants miss their homeland

Probably, none of the issues relevant to immigrants causes such controversial responses as nostalgia. In the Russian-speaking environment you can meet the most extreme points of view on this topic. On the one hand, many people living in Russia are sure that the Russian person doesn’t ...

Personal experience: can they not be hired in the USA due to the Russian accent?

Is it really because of the Russian accent they may not be hired? In short, of course, they may not take it. Say, if the specialty implies perfect English, and your accent is so strong that you yourself do not always understand what you want to say. Again…

Without a Christmas tree, gifts and expectation of a miracle: how Americans celebrate New Year

This year in Washington on New Year forecast heavy rain and +11. Needless to say, it does not carry any special sensation of the approaching holiday. There is no fabulous atmosphere, the expectation that some small miracle is about to happen. Where is the holiday? Nights with ...

What our immigrants lack during the New Year in the USA

I have been living with my family for several years in the USA, and we also celebrate the New Year here in the States. Americans celebrate this holiday quite differently from us. If you don’t meet the coming year in New York or on the main square of one of ...

From America to Russia: how to send gifts to relatives according to all the rules and not overpay

Sending a package from the USA to Russia is much easier. Despite the new customs rules and tax laws that are regularly introduced in both countries, alternative services are also created to make senders easier to live. I want to tell how I favorably arranged the delivery of the parcel in ...

Ksenia Kirillova

journalist ForumDaily

Festive mood: where to go if you meet Christmas alone

One of the most favorite holidays of the Americans is approaching - Christmas. The anticipation of this day is felt at almost every step: in the garlands sparkling on the streets, decorated with lights of private houses, homemade nativity scenes in the courtyards of churches and eternal Christmas trees, meeting us in all public places - ...

Postcards and ugly sweaters: 8 interesting facts about celebrating Christmas in the USA

Happy holidays to you and your family! (“Happy holidays to you and your family!”) - this is how you can say hello, say goodbye and sign emails in the USA from Thanksgiving, that is, a month before Christmas. Thanks to this, and many more ...

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