Exhibition by Diana Markosyan

Diana Markosian's Santa Barbara explores the nature of the family and the American dream. Through a series of staged photographs and a narrative video, the artist revisits her family history from the point of view of her mother, for the first time treating her as a woman, not a parent, and resigning herself to enormous ...

Personal experience: how Russian-speaking immigrants annoy Americans

I have been living in the USA for over 3 years now. I want to tell you how we can infuriate Americans, I have collected all the facts, personal experience and interesting stories. When I selected stories from my life for this article, I thought that there are three things for sure ...

Fear of Change, Difficulty of English and Scammers: How to Deal with Major Immigration Threats

Work and business in the USA: how to recognize a scam, writes the author of the blog “The Truth About Life in the USA” on the Yandex.Dzen portal Elena Korshunova, a blogger from Odessa, lives and works in the USA. She shares her observations on American life and gives practical advice ...

Illegal worked as a US immigration agent for 18 years: how is this possible

Although this US immigration agent has served the country for almost 25 years, he has been illegal all the time and can be deported just like the people he expelled for 18 years. NPR spoke to him. This real story sounds ...

WT: Fraud-Naturalized Immigrants Will Be Allowed To Retain US Citizenship

According to The Washington Times, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is circulating a draft proposal that will severely restrict attempts to revoke citizenship of people naturalized on the basis of fraud. The Washington Times claims the editors saw a draft memo sent by DHS chief Alejandro Mallorcas to the leaders of three ...

Personal experience: what shocks immigrants in the USA the most

I thought, why not tell about some things that for some reason I did not expect to see in the USA. Alcohol Americans drink more than Russians, and for some reason they only joke about Russians. Most of our American friends have at least one wine cabinet, ...

I went to Hollywood, but ended up in the USSR: how they live in 'our' areas of California

Drive to Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood. What pictures pop up in your head? Luxurious houses, azure ocean and palm trees? Yes, that's right. But there is also something else. Suddenly, the usual huge American stores are replaced by small rooms with long-unwashed glass. I hear Russian ...

Seven things that may surprise you in the US

I know hundreds of people who dream of leaving their home country. At the same time, I myself have never dreamed of moving somewhere for permanent residence from my beloved Petersburg. But I have been living in California for a little over two years now. During this time…

Which of the relatives can be transported to the US by a green card holder

Holders of US green cards residing in the country can petition certain family members in order to move them to permanent residence, according to the website of the US Immigration Service (USCIS). This rule applies to three categories: wife or husband; unmarried and unmarried ...

Cold, isolation and torture with insomnia: the Russian - about the American immigration prison

It is probably very difficult to meet a person who would say that immigration was an easy and painless process for him. However, the story of Mikhail Nikitin (name has been changed) stands out especially from others. Mikhail, a political refugee from Russia, and his wife Lydia applied for asylum ...

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