What is better in Russia and what is in the USA: American compared two countries


Where to live better, in the "free and democratic" United States of America or in a "totalitarian and police" Russia? The answer to this difficult question for yourself in an interview with the portal Ru_Open tried to find Maxwell, a US citizen who happened to live in our country.


Big brother watching?


Initially, the American believed that in Russia he would be continuously monitored by either the KGB or the FSB. However, in fact, it turned out that the USA can be called a totalitarian state, where the FBI, NSA and the CIA are very actively watching over their citizens and interfering in their lives.

Is the American dream dead?


The American believes that this is so. According to Maxwell, today it will be more accurate to say "American fantasy." The young man agrees that there is nothing wrong with moving to another country as such. Sooner or later, the environment can get bored, and there will be a desire to see the world. His own friends are thinking about moving to Europe, some about Asia. However, it is important not to have “pink glasses” and extra illusions. Those wishing to get out of Russia should listen.

From Michigan to St. Petersburg


In our northern capital it is darker than in Maxwell’s hometown. But the biggest difference is transport. In the US, cities are built for motorists, almost everyone has a car. In New York, Los Angeles or Chicago, there is virtually no public transport. An important advantage of Russia is the developed network of public transport, which is created for people. According to the American, the Russian metro is an order of magnitude better: in it, he has never seen any rats, nor someone's vomit, nor psychos.

Distinction of mentalities


Upon arrival in Russia, the young man was slightly shocked by the local service. In a small store, he clearly prevented the saleswoman from watching TV with his visit and was not honored with her friendly smile. Having gained equanimity in Russia, Maxwell later suffered from this in his homeland. Without smiling at the driver, he got off the bus “because of a rude attitude” when handing the ticket from hand to hand:

Are you pulling it out of my hands ?! What rudeness! I do not like this treatment. Get out of my bus!


The American concluded that the ubiquitous corporate smile is a kind of protective mask in the United States. From Russian habits, Maxwell accepted the custom of shaking hands and saying goodbye in the same way. In his homeland, it’s enough to say “Hay, how are you.” A handshake is very nice, in his opinion.

At the same time, Maxwell admits that his compatriots are more active and not indifferent than the Russians. For example, if there was a problem with garbage in a city, a group of citizens would immediately form, which would start a special campaign and find some fund that would help solve the problem. In Russia, they prefer to talk about how bad our affairs are.

Russians and Americans differ in relation to money. The former, as a rule, cannot afford serious accumulations that are constantly depreciating. But US citizens, thanks to a strong dollar, tend to constantly save up to get a decent bank account for old age.

Social


In this matter, Russia is a cut above the United States. This is a health system, and holidays, and decrees. Poor people are supported, while there is the opportunity to contact a private paid clinic. In the States, otherwise:

In America, if you cannot afford medical care - well, you are out of luck: you will die or remain sick.


About politics


The Russian system is more “stable” due to the fact that the first persons are practically irremovable. In the US, otherwise, Republicans regularly replace Democrats, and vice versa, political process, everyone is interested in the elections, news on the theme sound from each iron, everyone is interested.

What is better in the USA


In America, all kinds of services are much better. For example, a parcel through an online store can be delivered to the other end of the country in just a day.

What is better in Russia


Our country is world famous for its art, theaters, ballet, and literature. The Russian education system is better than the American in the sense that it provides a wider base. In the United States, when training, they prefer to focus on something specific, releasing very narrow specialists.
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  1. Arkharov Offline
    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 3 December 2019 14: 54
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    Again, some rather fake garbage is fasted, characters with an unproven existence, incomprehensible "sources". Yes, everything is very selectively selected from that article.
  2. steelmaker Offline
    steelmaker 3 December 2019 15: 33
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    And why didn’t you compare the most important thing now? SALARY! From this, and education, and medicine, and housing, even safety. And the courts, and the implementation of court decisions? And why in the US there are no "thieves in law"? And try to break the law in the USA again? And you can already not leave prison! In general, comparisons are not completely correct. The main thing is that our government is introducing in Russia the worst that is in the USA, and the USA is trying, at least, the best that was in the USSR. Therefore, in Russia, the well-being of citizens only worsens, although we have not had a war for 75 years, and the USSR for 29 years!
    1. Ravshan Offline
      Ravshan (Jamsut) 3 December 2019 18: 31
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      Quote: steel maker
      Therefore, in Russia, the well-being of citizens only worsens, although we have not had a war for 75 years, and the USSR for 29 years!

      In Russia, the well-being of citizens is much higher than it was in the USSR. This is in the USSR, since the 70s, it has constantly worsened.
      For some time, it inertia worsened even after the death of the USSR.
      But then there was a marked increase in the welfare of Russian citizens. And it reached a level that Soviet citizens could only dream of in their pink dreams. And now, despite some deterioration in the welfare of citizens in recent years, this level (today), it is unattainable for citizens of the USSR.
  3. Ravshan Offline
    Ravshan (Jamsut) 3 December 2019 20: 35
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    What is better in Russia and what is in the USA: American compared two countries

    An attempt to compare the warm with the soft can cause nothing but surprise.
    The USA and Russia are different planets. Generally different. Almost nothing is common. People are only physiologically a bit alike (not all, blacks in Russia are much smaller).
  4. Marzhecki Offline
    Marzhecki (Sergei) 4 December 2019 10: 44
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    Quote: Ravshan
    In Russia, the well-being of citizens is much higher than it was in the USSR. This is in the USSR, since the 70s, it has constantly worsened.
    For some time, it inertia worsened even after the death of the USSR.

    Are you not a graduate of HSE or a similar office?
    1. Ravshan Offline
      Ravshan (Jamsut) 4 December 2019 11: 24
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      Quote: Marzhetsky
      Are you not a graduate of HSE or a similar office?

      But what, in order to understand the things that are obvious in economics and society, you need to be a graduate of the HSE?
      No, for anyone not even very educated, but quite sane person, it is within the power.
      But if there are no brains in the head, then, alas.
  5. Port Offline
    Port 4 December 2019 10: 57
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    Quote: Ravshan
    In Russia, the well-being of citizens is much higher than it was in the USSR

    From the point of view of the average static Ravshan it is, and for the Russian population, the conditions are becoming more unbearable every year and border on genocide, and worsen with every new pregnant train and plane.
    1. Ravshan Offline
      Ravshan (Jamsut) 4 December 2019 11: 28
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      Quote: Port
      And for the Russian population, the conditions are becoming unbearable every year and border on genocide

      Uncle, everything is confused.
      Russians (Georgians, Estonians, etc.) were persecuted in the USSR. Since the representatives of the nation were a danger to "Soviet socialism".
      As for the Russian Federation, your statement is simply arrogant lies. Never has the population of the territories within the borders of the modern Russian Federation, regardless of nationality, lived as well and well off as it is now.
  6. Port Offline
    Port 4 December 2019 11: 33
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    Quote: Ravshan
    Uncle, everything is confused.
    Russians (Georgians, Estonians, etc.) were persecuted in the USSR

    After what the rabbis did in the 90s in their republics with the Russian population, it would be better for them to keep quiet, and not snarl, especially in a foreign country for them.
    1. Ravshan Offline
      Ravshan (Jamsut) 4 December 2019 11: 42
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      Quote: Port
      After what the rabbis did in the 90s in their republics with the Russian population

      Where does the Russian population come from in the national republics if, after the repression of the Bolsheviks, there was an extremely small number of them in the RSFSR?
      And then, it's not for me, I'm Russian.
  7. Port Offline
    Port 4 December 2019 11: 46
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    Quote: Ravshan
    Where in the national republics come the Russian population

    And whoever built schools, hospitals, factories and factories in the USSR for you, here they were rabbis in the 90s and cut out to the root, and now you pretend to be dandelions.
    1. Ravshan Offline
      Ravshan (Jamsut) 4 December 2019 12: 29
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      Quote: Port
      And who did you build schools, hospitals, factories and factories in the USSR

      Well, certainly not Russian. Russian for all this would not be enough. Because even in the RSFSR there were extremely few of them.
      And the factories were worthless. Unless they were suitable for shopping centers.

      Quote: Port
      here are their rabbis in the 90s and cut out at the root

      Who and where Soviet citizens in the 90s cut to the root?
      Are you out of your mind?
  8. sagarome Offline
    sagarome (Alexander Zelenkov) 4 December 2019 21: 01
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    In the USA and the European Union "PIR during the plague", which cannot last forever !!! All decency is already discarded. Even I understand that you cannot endlessly print money in TRILLIONS of $ (already EQ3) and buy up “toxic assets” at $ 50 billion / month. This, in recalculation only of the US state debt, is obtained at 12 million rubles per Russian family. Even little Greece grabbed $ 380 billion, Poland immediately grabbed $ 1990 billion back in the 200s for help in the collapse of the USSR, and then $ 50-80 billion / year of subsidies !!! And it’s not going to give (the debt of the entire USSR was only $ 100 billion), and Ukraine also wanted to, but they did it too early, maybe it would have been a ride. The German "Der Spiegel" in 2008 diagnosed with "equilibrium of horror." Earlier, they crowed about "DEATH OF THE WEST". Great Britain and the Rothschilds tried to enslave again - to sign China on a new reserve currency as a draft currency, but China is still cautious and does not want a conflict with the United States.
    1. Ravshan Offline
      Ravshan (Jamsut) 4 December 2019 22: 26
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      Quote: sagarome
      In the USA and the European Union "PIR during the plague", which cannot last forever !!!

      Yeah. And I am also very worried about them.
      And for some reason, they’re not for themselves.
  9. Port Offline
    Port 4 December 2019 21: 09
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    Quote: Ravshan
    And the factories were worthless. Unless they were suitable for shopping centers

    The plants were normal, but if patients were used to living in the Middle Ages, no plants could help them, so they returned to the Stone Age.
    1. Ravshan Offline
      Ravshan (Jamsut) 4 December 2019 22: 25
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      Quote: Port
      The plants were normal

      They were great.
      From the good ones.
      And as soon as the people got the opportunity to choose, he stopped buying the products of these "normal plants" right there. By voting against them with a wallet.

      Quote: Port
      so they returned back to the stone age

      In comparison with "Soviet socialism", it is impossible to return to the Stone Age. "Soviet socialism" itself was the bottom of human civilization. The Middle Ages.
      1. 321 Offline
        321 (321) 4 December 2019 22: 47
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        You can be congratulated on the “discovery”, the next one, it turns out that at first it was the Middle Ages, and only then the Stone Age came - congratulations, you are a liar. bully
        1. Ravshan Offline
          Ravshan (Jamsut) 9 December 2019 19: 44
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          Quote: 321
          it turns out that at first it was the Middle Ages and only then did the Stone Age come - congratulations, you are Mr. liar.

          First there was the Middle Ages, then Russia developed almost to the level of a bourgeois state, and then society in the USSR was Bolsheviks in two stages degraded again to the level of the Middle Ages.
          A slightly different Middle Ages, of course, modified. But this did not change the essence; "Soviet socialism" functioned on the principles of a slave-owning OEF.
          1. 321 Offline
            321 (321) 9 December 2019 21: 10
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            Your blah blah blah without even the semblance of at least some knowledge from you is no longer surprising, but your next attempt to get out through philological trepidations, alas, you failed ... It was easier to confess, but this is not your method .. . bully
            1. Ravshan Offline
              Ravshan (Jamsut) 9 December 2019 21: 22
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              Quote: 321
              even the semblance of at least some knowledge you have

              You do not understand, you are poorly educated.
              1. 321 Offline
                321 (321) 10 December 2019 09: 07
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                It’s not for you to understand that you are NOT educated from the word at all, tongue you are trying to pass off your mantras as absolute truth, but even elementary grammar has not obeyed you yourself; you ALREADY cited examples, they were highlighted in your opuses earlier. hi
  10. Port Offline
    Port 5 December 2019 00: 20
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    Quote: Ravshan
    Compared to "Soviet Socialism"

    Under Soviet socialism they didn’t even plan you, so you write all sorts of nonsense about what you didn’t see.
  11. Port Offline
    Port 5 December 2019 00: 26
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    was the Middle Ages and only then did the Stone Age

    What interests me the least is what century they live in, another thing is interesting - they don’t really like it there, and now they are all here.
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    alexneg13 (Alexander) 23 December 2019 00: 28
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    I can not compare. I haven’t been to the USA and there is no desire to meddle there. They feed me well at home, and the best is the enemy of the good. And, in general, if the USA did not crap in the World, then 90% of all the troubles on Earth would cease to exist.
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