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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…

Ksenia Kirillova

journalist ForumDaily

'Extreme' adaptation: how to deal with the shocks in emigration

Immigration is stressful for almost all new arrivals in a new country - no matter how prepared you are for such a move. Even temporary difficulties and setbacks are often perceived abroad much harder than at home. Unexpected troubles, lack of close friends and ...

How to ask for a pencil and not be considered rude: why our people are not understood in the USA

Ask for a pen or pencil - what could be easier! We taught this at school: “Give me a pen (pencil)” (Give me a pen (a pencil) please). Using the example of this simple phrase, I want to show how sometimes academic differs from real one. ...

Personal experience: how to survive in the USA without your own car

“Look at what car we drove through the vineyards in California,” an American colleague showed me photos of the brand new red Porshe 911, which he and his friend rented on vacation. - I have long dreamed of riding this! Listen to how the motor sounds! ”I asked how they ...

How I got my first driver’s license in America and why it’s not necessary to go to a driving school

“Where are you from, from Germany?” I took a driving test, and my Nepalese instructor was surprisingly talkative. “No, from Ukraine,” I replied, without turning my head. The level of stress was already going wild. I nervously about myself repeated the mantra "to follow the Stop-signs do not ...

Immigration and divorce: stories of collapsed international marriages through the eyes of a lawyer

Kidnapping? Child abduction? Or the realization by a parent of their legal rights? With this column, I begin a series of stories about legitimate and illegal cases of children moving abroad. About how each parent can protect their rights. What everyone should know ...

Tatyana Vorozhko

Journalist of the Ukrainian Voice of America Service

What kind of pension will I receive in America

If you are 18 or 25, or even 35 are years old, you are not very interested in what pension you will receive in America when the time comes. Honestly, it didn’t interest me either, until several readers of my site asked for more details ...

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 ...

Leonid Rayevsky

journalist, author of guidebooks

The White House: The History of the American Symbol

This name is known all over the world. Even in the most distant parts of the planet, we hear or read daily: “According to information from the White House ...”, “The White House has denied the message ...” or “The White House has made a final decision ...”. Being at the center of international politics and influence, ...

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