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Leonid Rayevsky

journalist, author of guidebooks

Golden Gate Bridge: the history of the American symbol

How is O'Henry: “East is East, and West is San Francisco, this is the opinion of Californians. Californians are not just inhabitants of the state, but a special nation. These are southerners of the West ... ”. But it was not only the great writer who thought so. Ready for his opinion and ...

Personal experience: the terrible American products

Arriving in the US and reading what they write on the packaging of products, I was horrified. Almost every product manufacturer writes what is harmful in it. The question immediately arises: if they do not write that there is no such thing there, then, in all likelihood, all these bad things ...

Leonid Rayevsky

journalist, author of guidebooks

Bourbon: the history of the American symbol

From the point of view of American laws, everything is in order here. After all, they agreed that bourbon is a drink that can be made only in the United States. And to this there are a number of regulatory explanations and limitations. So the ground is for ...

Free towels and ban on selfies: 5 differences sports clubs in the US and Ukraine

Impudent attitude towards customers, intrusive marketing, high prices and additional payments for additional services are, in my personal experience, the common features of most of Kiev's network sports facilities. Customers receive a flurry of SMS advertising, even if they have just purchased a subscription, for a lost plastic ...

Personal experience: 5 things that startled me in Los Angeles

Several years ago, in May, after a sleepless night, after saying good-bye to rainy Moscow, I flew to another life. Los Angeles is a city of clear azure sky, where 329 days the year the sun shines! Oh, miracle! Of course, the weather factor strongly influenced my decision ...

Leonid Rayevsky

journalist, author of guidebooks

Flag: the history of the American symbol

All countries have state flags. You can forget the words of the hymn, it is difficult to depict the components of the coat of arms, but from early childhood we remember the flag of our homeland. He accompanies us everywhere; on houses and stadiums, at memorials and state institutions, at conferences and congresses, in silence ...

Step-by-step instructions on how to become a teacher in New York State

It is no secret that some of the best specialists who managed to achieve the highest level of results and progress in their field of work immigrated to the USA. There may be various ways and reasons why our compatriots immigrated to America, but all these immigrants ...

Why our people do not understand in the USA: what English words we are wrong taught in school

After arriving in the States, my daughter went to a regular American school and began to learn English from scratch, because of the level she received in our regular school from 1 to 4 class (by the way, the school had an in-depth study of English) ...

Inna Rosenzweig

writing teacher in Los Angeles, ex-speechwriter

How to give your children the best education in the USA: our personal experience

Last year, our daughter was taken to Harvard Westlake, the best high school in California. In the 2019 ranking of the year, this school is in second place in the United States. We have come a long and difficult way before this entry. Since this was our first child, we ...

Marina Hitt

Journalist

Russian-speaking groups of help to alcoholics and drug addicts in the USA: how it works

For many years now, in almost all states of America, there have been anonymous help groups for Russian-speaking people suffering from alcohol or drug addiction. Everyone has completely different stories: someone could not cope psychologically and could not cope with stress after the move, someone had already arrived ...

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