Emigrant realities: What faced the Russian who left for the USA


Thanks to Hollywood and numerous American television series, life in the USA is a secret dream of many Russians and citizens of the former USSR. Actually very few decide to emigrate to this country. It all develops differently: some are better, others worse, and still others decide to go back. The portal told about his experience of life in the USA and the reasons for the subsequent move to Russia Ru_Open Our compatriot Alex.


Why did you decide to emigrate


Acquaintance with the USA at Alex began with a regular tourist trip to relatives. He and his wife lived there for a month, and he immediately liked this country very much. In Russia, he could not sleep peacefully, thinking how to return there on an ongoing basis, which he did three years later. What did he like so much?

What is good in the USA


Purity. She was almost everywhere. This refers to the absence of dust not on the streets. Walking in white clothes all day, in the evening Alex found that she remained surprisingly clean. The Russian explains this phenomenon by the high quality of the roads, from where a lot of things usually fly, and by the fact that there is little open ground, the land is everywhere sown with grass.

Cheapness. Cheap were gasoline, food, clothes, many things. This immediately attracted, however, later it turned out that everything was somewhat more complicated.

Friendliness and willingness to help. For example, having lived in Florida, a Russian family was confronted with a phenomenon such as hurricanes. It turns out that every year almost the entire state escapes from them and hides in the neighboring ones. Alex and his wife were forced to leave the 5th category hurricane in Mississippi. There, some locals, learning that they were from Florida, offered them money as support and were ready to feed at McDonald's at their own expense.

Emigrant realities


For the sake of moving Alex sold two cars, gaining 25 thousand dollars for them. Fortunately, he did not sell housing in Russia, which he subsequently rejoiced about. Of these 25 thousand, 20 were spent in the first three months. 12 thousand dollars was spent on renewal of status, of which 4 were the fees of a local lawyer. About American lawyers, Alex generally responds very negatively.

For everything I had to make deposits, for example, when renting an apartment, buying a car, without which nowhere. The most difficult thing is that for the first 9 months he did not have the right to work in the USA. He worked informally as a freelance programmer, but he still did not have enough money, in fact, the emigrant quickly turned into a beggar, forced to borrow money for everything, in particular, for the services of a lawyer, with whom he could only pay by installments.

In the future, Alex was able to get a telecommunications company. Like a cable guy, he had to constantly plug in an Internet cable on poles where squirrels regularly chew on them. Interestingly, according to the Russian, the Internet in the US is slow and very expensive. At work, the emigrant had to face the wrong side of the life of ordinary Americans. A word to himself:

You push the dressers away, and there are some underpants lying around, some vibrators, condoms, a bunch of dirty laundry, a bunch of cockroaches. Especially with blacks at home. They are pigs, everything. Blacks have everything dirty, straight ahead ... As a rule, while I work, an American dark-skinned (or American) lay on the couch, burping and spoiling the air stably. Unpleasant. I already knew where black people were in the area, I did not like to drive them.


However, according to Alex, for some reason African Americans are afraid of Russians and generously give them tea. But white citizens of the United States constantly monitored his work, suspecting that he might steal something. Moreover, he was regularly shown to him as an emigrant as a third-rate person, openly making fun of him.

What did not like


In addition to the described disadvantages of emigrant life, Alex points to the following factors that influenced the decision to return home.

Danger There are a lot of maniacs in the USA, this is a dangerous country for children. Before entering Volmart, everything is hung with announcements of missing children and adults. The Russian did not like it very much when an unpleasant-looking man, not quite adequately behaving, approached his wife and child for a walk. When she called him on the phone, Alex told her to silently roll off with the child from there. On the road, in the event of an accident, they may very well start shooting.

Inadequate. There are many homeless and mentally unhealthy people in the USA. In order to save money, psychiatric institutions are closed, and patients are transferred to medicines and walk along the streets. Periodically, such people begin to behave extremely inappropriately and scream loudly.

Strange "friendship." Among Americans, it’s quite normal to “knock” the boss even at his friends. At the same time, everyone is very smiling and friendly.

"Buttock" theme. The main topic in communication between men is “asses” and “breasts”. Due to the excessive emancipation of American women, many American men suffer from sexual dissatisfaction. This is sublimated either in frank conversations among themselves, or in an excessively close "male friendship." This is one of the reasons for the spread of homosexual contacts.

Uncleanliness. Another small but unpleasant touch. According to Alex, even in a decent restaurant everything can be in dirt and crumbs, and an American will sit at the next table, burp and loudly spoil the air. The Russian has encountered such behavior more than once.

Police state. According to Alex, in the United States, they immediately call the police.

Together, this all led to the fact that the Russians decided to return to Russia.
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  1. Port Offline Port
    Port 23 January 2020 16: 44
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    Together, this all led to the fact that the Russians decided to return to Russia.

    But you don’t need to let him back in, these are potential maydauns, he left and left, the flag was in his hunchbacked back.
    1. xilia72 Offline xilia72
      xilia72 (xantos) 24 January 2020 12: 39
      -1
      So it was in the 20-50s of the last century. Some were not allowed back, others were expelled, others were evicted, others were lured and planted, etc. God forbid that such times come back.
  2. Vkd dvk Offline Vkd dvk
    Vkd dvk (Victor) 23 January 2020 17: 07
    +6
    Quote: Port
    Together, this all led to the fact that the Russians decided to return to Russia.

    But you don’t need to let him back in, these are potential maydauns, he left and left, the flag was in his hunchbacked back.

    If a person sincerely decided to return (the reasons may be any), accept. And to advise him to write his impressions, to help if he does not own a pen at the level of a journalist. Instructive stories MUST be with fables about the promised land. And let the people choose. Do you propose to leave only lies in circulation? I suggest balancing the truth.
  3. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
    Marzhecki (Sergei) 24 January 2020 07: 42
    +3
    Quote: Vkd dvk
    Instructive stories MUST be with fables about the promised land. And let the people choose. Do you propose to leave only lies in circulation? I suggest balancing the truth.

    Gold words.
  4. Port Offline Port
    Port 24 January 2020 12: 44
    +2
    Quote: xilia72
    God forbid that such times come back.

    How many liberals do not feed, but he whines at the West, and barks at Russia, why are they here, if it is better there?
  5. cmonman Offline cmonman
    cmonman (Garik Mokin) 24 January 2020 14: 41
    +3
    In fact, the author wrote truthfully about his work - there is a lot of dirt in the houses (near the meager), he described the restaurants truthfully, but ...
    He, the author, was shy to say that he came to earn $$$ and topple. For work (with types) he received for a year from $ 70k to $ 90K - good grandmas for Russia. If you spend them on normal restaurants (without the audience that he described), then you wouldn’t save as much. If I rented a house in a normal area, I wouldn’t have saved as much, if I had bought medical insurance, I would have saved nothing. Conclusion - came to earn extra money and topple. It’s also normal, they won’t give so much in D. Vostok ...
    1. Dear sofa expert. 25 January 2020 11: 31
      +1
      I don’t know what $ 70k- $ 90k is, but on a monthly basis it’s 5,8 $ to -7,5 $ k))
      Such money (and this, as I understand it, thousands), no one will ever pay illegal to America. That's why for some reason it suddenly seemed to me).
      1. cmonman Offline cmonman
        cmonman (Garik Mokin) 25 January 2020 18: 03
        -1
        K is the suffix in English. language denoting 1000.
        Salaries in the United States are measured on an annual basis, payments are made every 2 weeks (there are exceptions), there are no advances. Like, the employee leaves to himself, of course, you don’t pay taxes from them (illegally, but ...).
        I don’t know how and who gave him the job, I brought the salary of my son working in such a business 20 years ago. How the author of the article got the job is not my business, but the earnings there were such 20 years ago. Now, for sure, higher.
  6. Dust Offline Dust
    Dust (Sergei) 24 January 2020 23: 34
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    In general, whoever you communicate with, who emigrated to the USA, everyone cries! But they don't want to go back to Russia. The answer is simple, they still hope to catch the "bird of luck" and get rich!
    1. Dear sofa expert. 25 January 2020 11: 34
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      It seems unprofitable to go here and there? Moreover, if in one place I sold everything, and in the second I spent everything. And other factors are enough to make it not so easy to return. Who was not an emigrant cannot be understood.
    2. Rusa Offline Rusa
      Rusa 25 January 2020 12: 56
      +3
      Many people in Russia also catch the "bird of luck" and get rich, for example, in the civil service by pull.
      And income is much more than in the US, plus privileges, bonuses and other golden parachutes.
      1. Bitter Offline Bitter
        Bitter (Gleb) 25 January 2020 18: 59
        +1
        Many in Russia catch the "bird of luck" and get rich, for example, in the civil service by pull.

        That is why, probably, many others leave, unable to catch any "bird" due to the absence of the latter.
        When in Russia in the civil service "many" will not "get rich", but serve the people and the state, the situation will surely change.
    3. Bitter Offline Bitter
      Bitter (Gleb) 25 January 2020 18: 47
      +1
      everybody cry! But they don’t want to go back to Russia.

      Those who go to work, for sure, almost all come back. And it doesn’t matter where they leave, to America or to Africa. People go to earn start-up capital, no matter what. yes
      Those who left for other reasons or stayed for "a couple, three years" and got a farm is already more difficult, especially if no one is waiting for them "at home". Because,

      left and left, a flag in his hunchbacked back.

      If our opponent immediately set the bar higher and settled in a technologically more "decent" place, everything could go according to a completely different scenario. yes
      The contrast between walking in white trousers, a daily workmanship, spiteful squirrels and burping customers, of course, acted sobering. laughing
    4. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 22 February 2020 16: 34
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      In general, whoever you communicate with, who emigrated to the USA, everyone cries! But they don't want to go back to Russia. The answer is simple, they still hope to catch the "bird of luck" and get rich!

      Maybe they don’t have money for the return trip? request
  7. Rus Offline Rus
    Rus 9 February 2020 09: 23
    -3
    100% there is 100 times better! I have not been there, but there it is! All US cons from the article are in Russia and are 100 times worse.
    1. Regis Offline Regis
      Regis (Sergey Kopan) 12 March 2020 21: 01
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      Not everyone is better, but not everyone is worse, and for every "+" there is a "minus". Everything is like ours. Only there everything is different. Why are you still here? Is it better there?
  8. Regis Offline Regis
    Regis (Sergey Kopan) 12 March 2020 21: 00
    +1
    Let them face whatever they want. This is their personal decision and their personal responsibility. In my opinion, if a person left for permanent residence in the USA or some other country, then he is no longer Russian ... who he will become and his children and grandchildren will become - another question. And there is no need to talk about "hard share" and "wooden toys". I know these people.
  9. King3214 Offline King3214
    King3214 (Sergius) 19 March 2020 18: 32
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    But he brought his money to the USA and left it there voluntarily. No wonder Hollywood tried.
    As the saying goes -

    Sucker is not a mammoth. Sucker will not die out.