Written by Maria Prus


Coronavirus tourism: where to go to the US for residents of the northeastern part of the country

In the United States, the end of summer is not officially considered August 31, but September 20, the autumn equinox. However, the results of summer 2020 can be summed up right now: it, for obvious reasons, passed under the banner of “developing domestic tourism”. List of countries where American ...


Speak like an American: what idioms and turnovers will help to become “yours” in the USA

Are you salty about my playlist? (“Does my music annoy you?”) - a friend asks a friend, smiling. The five of us sit at his house and play board games, eat light snacks and drink cider, which looks more like lemonade. He is from California, in Washington he works and films ...


Different than we imagined: what do Americans think about Ukraine

In their quest to achieve Western values, Ukrainians often underestimate their value and overlook their own advantages. However, it is worth remembering how sincere and hospitable Ukraine is, and how strong and talented its people are. This is convinced by three Americans who, having no Ukrainian ...


Monument Fall in the USA: why protesters demand the demolition of historical monuments

The monument to the 26th US President Theodore Roosevelt was the latest “victim” of the movement to demolish monuments that symbolize colonial expansion and racial discrimination. The Museum of Natural History in New York has decided to demolish a bronze sculpture depicting Roosevelt on horseback, and next to him, walking Afro and Indigenous ...


More than a salary: what help do those who lose their jobs due to a pandemic get in the US

“My friend lives in Oklahoma, she is an ultrasound technician, and together with her husband they receive $ 8800 a month in unemployment benefits - and it is more profitable for them not to work,” my friend Valeria, who lives in New York state, told me. She is a dentist, and ...


Why is Asia better at managing coronavirus than Europe

Hygiene and quarantine are among the reasons why the densely populated countries of East Asia were able to more quickly control the spread of COVID-19. My friend Xiao is from Beijing. She came to study in the USA 8 years ago, she speaks almost without an accent and ...


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 ...


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 United States from Thanksgiving Day, that is, a month before Christmas. Thanks to this, and many more ...


Why journalists in the State Department are led through the kitchen and how diplomats behave outside the cells

“He kept his piercing gaze on me. I looked back with a challenge ”. These lines could be the beginning of a tearful romance, but we are talking about a press briefing by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the US State Department. Did he really look at me ...


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

“Look at the car we drove through the vineyards in California,” an American colleague showed me photographs of a brand new red Porshe 911 he and a friend rented on vacation. - I have long dreamed of riding one! Hear how the motor sounds! ” I asked how they ...

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