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The most common misconceptions about the United States among Russian speakers

The USA is a very unusual country. They know a lot about her, but even more remains a reason for myths and misconceptions. Blog author Made in USA on Yandex Zen spoke about the three most popular misconceptions of Russian speakers about the United States of America.

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The state capital is not the largest city

Due to the fact that in post-Soviet countries, many people compare states with regions, and this confusion arises. In fact, this comparison is not entirely correct, because the states have much more autonomy. But the point is not so much in this, as in the fact that the largest city in the state does not at all mean the regional center, as we are used to.

For example, in California, the capital is not Los Angeles or San Francisco, but Sacramento, which is unfamiliar to many. It is in this city that the largest Russian-speaking community after New York is concentrated. And the Big Apple is not at all the capital of New York State. This role is played by the town of Albany, which is 200 times smaller.

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Washington is not located in Washington state

Since New York is located in the state of New York, it would be logical to assume that the capital of the United States, Washington, is also located in the state of Washington. But this is one of the biggest misconceptions, because the capital is not even in the state, but in the District of Columbia. The capital is often called Washington DC (Washington, DC). The state itself named after the first president is located several thousand kilometers away in the west of the country.

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Las Vegas casinos are not in Las Vegas

Everyone knows the street with gambling establishments Strip, thanks to which Las Vegas is called the brightest point on Earth when viewed from space, is not in this city, but in the suburbs, and ends at the city border.

Original column published on channel Made in USA Blog on Yandex Zen.

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