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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, ...

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 10 cell. And there is a letter from HOA, the homeowners association. With branded black emblem. Heart treacherously skips. It turned out, not in vain. The story of Lyudmila and her “letters of happiness” was told by Lena Lukashova in her ...

Personal experience: 10 things that I did not do in Ukraine, but I do in America

My name is Tatyana Rodina, I am the author of the YouTube channel "Cinema Wine and Domino", I work in the American film industry. 12 September was 8 years since I moved to live in America. What has changed over these 8 years? I’ll tell you about what I began to do in ...

Tatyana Vorozhko

Journalist of the Ukrainian Voice of America Service

Window of opportunity: why the political crisis in the USA is a chance for Ukrainians

How the Democrats’ attempt in the US Congress will end impeachment to President Trump, even its initiators do not know. How this will affect US support for Ukraine is also an open question. And it depends on a large number of factors: President Trump’s personal relationship with President Zelensky, ...

Olga Bogatova

translator of English and Spanish

What you need to know if you applied for asylum in the USA and ended up in an immigration court

Those who apply for political asylum in the United States will have one of two possible outcomes: either they approve the application and issue a refugee card with the possibility of receiving a green card in one year, or the application is rejected and redirected to the US Immigration Court. ...

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