Russian emigrant to the USA: the main disadvantages of life in America

The USA is a country of strong contrasts, and each has its own. Some time ago we told the story of our compatriot Alex, who fell in love with the United States during a tourist trip, after emigrated there, but a few years ago he decided to return back to Russia. He explained the reasons for such a decision in more detail to the portal Ru_Open.

Let's go through the thesis on this list of claims to American reality through the eyes of a Russian emigrant.


The life of the average American goes under the guise of an artificially taut smile. They smile in your face, but behind your back, a smile flies instantly. Under her cover, it’s customary to do all sorts of nasty things. For example, in the morning the husband may wish health to the ill wife, and in the evening she may receive a divorce notice from him by mail. It is also accepted and considered the norm to “knock” at all times: to the chief, police, inspection inspections, etc.

American laws

There are many of them, in different states they are different, and they are stupid or just wild in meaning. Just that, everyone calls the police. It is difficult to find out the relationship on the street in a fair fight. According to Alex, there are cameras everywhere, and for such an incident, both parties to the conflict run the risk of losing their jobs. It is not recommended to step on someone else's lawn somewhere in Texas, they can even shoot there.

The free carrying of weapons in some states is a special topic. On the one hand, it’s good when you have a gun, on the other hand, a short barrel can be in the pocket of a mentally ill person who is sitting on antidepressants. I don’t want to fall into such a hand.

American courts

To sue everyone for any reason is also the norm for the United States. There is a known case when the plaintiff spent legal costs of $ 100 to repay a debt of $ 2500. They can sue for anything: for example, a feminist man for helping him open the door, thereby infringing on her rights.


There are many of them in the USA, as ordinary people are in a state of constant stress and continuous social pressure on them. It is not customary to talk with friends heart to heart there. Those who have money go to psychoanalysts who issue them large bills and sit on antidepressants. Those who do not have money, they accumulate negative energy in themselves and then break down. American street lunatics are very aggressive.


She is paid and expensive in the USA. An ambulance will go home only for money. But, most likely, to save money, the doctor will not come home, and the patient will be taken to the hospital, where he will get a decent bill. For example, Alex had to do an ultrasound of the kidneys for a child, which in itself costs money. But he was not allowed to the procedure without a doctor’s examination, which cost another 250 dollars. I had to pay only for the American Aesculapian to simply measure the height and weight of the child, look at his throat.

Attitude to children

It is very paradoxical. On the one hand, everyone is shaking over the children. On the other hand, in the kindergarten where Alex sent the child to Florida, the children slept right on the tiled floor under the air conditioning, where they could easily catch a cold. From the food in their diet were Cola and pizza, which is very negative for health. Due to such nutrition, from an early age, the metabolism is disturbed, and many become very fat.

There are no state kindergartens as such. Rather, they are, but for those who unofficially call white trash (white trash). The contingent is appropriate there, and often correcting drug addicts work, so no one in their mind will voluntarily give up their children to such care for the state. A private garden with pizza and cola will cost $ 1000 a month in Florida.


In order to get a good job in the USA, you need to get a good education. And many have big problems with this. So, to go to college, you need to have a tidy sum of approximately 25-50 thousand dollars a year. Many get out, taking a loan to study, and then pay the bank for decades.

But first you need to finish a good school, and with this everything is cleverly invented. Good schools are only in good areas. They will not be allowed to attend such a school just like that. The logic is this:

Buy a house in our area, we have all the taxes here, you pay more dough, get a better school. No money, live in the ghetto.

That is, one who does not have money for a good house in a good area will not be able to get a good school education. It turns out a powerful property qualification that separates the inhabitants of the ghetto from education, decent work and prospects in life.

Unconventional values

One of the reasons for the growing popularity of homosexual relations in the West is the aggressive feminist movement. American women, as a rule, do not take too much care of themselves, are overweight. For attempting courtship may sue the man "for sexual harassment." Here's what Alex says about this:

There are a lot of rear-wheel drive. If they didn’t push themselves out so much, show themselves, or do these gay parades, I could close my eyes to it, but constantly, everywhere, everywhere - movies, movies, jokes, when it comes to children, to my child when they pester me! Well, do not pester, get acquainted. Lesbians get to know my wife.

Here is such a wrong side of modern American life.
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  1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 14 February 2020 11: 48
    Those who have money or who know how to do without anyone's help leave and take root in the United States. And he himself can calmly help no one. It's not just that our ruling elite has children and business in the United States. Because with such a life approach it is good and convenient there. My friend's son left for the USA in the 90s. Already a US citizen. But despite the fact that he also speaks with enthusiasm about the United States, he himself with his wife and children does not want to go there. Says: "This is not for me. And it's too late to change something." And in detail about school, medicine, family in the United States, he prefers not to go deep. Therefore, what is written in the article should be carefully considered.
  2. Dzafdet Offline Dzafdet
    Dzafdet (Sergei) 14 February 2020 16: 43
    Do you want to go to American paradise? You got there ...
  3. nnz226 Offline nnz226
    nnz226 (Nikolai) 14 February 2020 19: 12
    It was not necessary to confuse tourism with emigration!
  4. cmonman Offline cmonman
    cmonman (Garik Mokin) 14 February 2020 23: 52
    Here is such a wrong side of modern American life.

    Sergey, this article should be completed with the phrase by Ilf and Petrov:

    On this little example, judge, children, about America!

    And the article is very weak, although the thesis, but these theses are built on the lies of the one you listened to. I say this, Amer, with 30 years of experience in the United States.
    Will you be in Baltimore - come in, show everything as it is ...
    1. Monster_Fat Offline Monster_Fat
      Monster_Fat (What's the difference) 15 February 2020 06: 58
      I didn't even comment on this nonsense. I have already written about life in the USA more than once. Tired of every time "debunking" these published fakes from the Russians allegedly "living in the USA". Lol.
    2. Nikolaevich I Offline Nikolaevich I
      Nikolaevich I (Vladimir) 16 February 2020 04: 25
      Quote: cmonman
      Will be in Baltimore

      Well, it will be better than "you will be in Kolyma ..."! yes And with a friend you can ... with "whiskar"? what
      1. cmonman Offline cmonman
        cmonman (Garik Mokin) 16 February 2020 16: 52
        I will certainly treat you, but this is not a simple “viskar”, this is single malt Dalmore 15, a 15-year-old adhesive tape! Taste - awesome, cherry!
        1. Nikolaevich I Offline Nikolaevich I
          Nikolaevich I (Vladimir) 18 February 2020 06: 04
          Thank you very much! fellow But whiskey is mine! How to visit empty-handed? request And a special "thank you" for the info about Dalmore ... I've never seen such a variety ... it seems! hi
          1. cmonman Offline cmonman
            cmonman (Garik Mokin) 18 February 2020 17: 21
            ... I have not seen such a variety ..

            Yes, and with us he is not in all the wine! Sometimes you have to go to him in neighboring states. What makes Dalmore 15 interesting in taste is that for the first 13 years it is kept in oak barrels of bourbon (this is the law for scotch tape - barrels must be from Amer's whiskey), and then they are poured into cherry barrels for 2-3 years. Dalmore 12 is so-so to taste ($ 70but-750), but Dalmore 15 ($ 130) or Dalmore 18 ($ 220) - the taste is amazing !!!
            The price has doubled over 6 years - the demand is huge, they do not have time to lay !!!
            Dalmore 50 ($ 65tys) - I don’t know the taste, until I tried it, I wait to be treated ...
            By the way (for the curious) - Scotch tape is made from barley grain.
            1. Nikolaevich I Offline Nikolaevich I
              Nikolaevich I (Vladimir) 29 February 2020 12: 25
              Thank you for the comprehensive information! After your description, interest in this brand of whiskey has increased! We will keep in mind! hi
  5. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
    Marzhecki (Sergei) 15 February 2020 07: 24
    Quote: cmonman
    I say this, Amer, with 30 years of experience in the United States.
    Will you be in Baltimore - come in, show everything as it is ...

    thanks for the invitation smile
  6. Regis Offline Regis
    Regis (Sergey Kopan) 15 February 2020 14: 27
    They wanted to in the USA, well, live there ... you stopped becoming Russian, maybe you will.
  7. Port Offline Port
    Port 15 February 2020 16: 24
    This is a typical Russian, but what does the Russian have to do with it?
  8. Uh All normul - decent people live decently, all rabble - in the ghetto. So it should be in Russia!
  9. Yuri Mikhailovsky (Yuri Mikhailovsky) 15 February 2020 21: 55
    I left. He lives. Not coming back. And why all the fuss ???
    1. Nikolaevich I Offline Nikolaevich I
      Nikolaevich I (Vladimir) 16 February 2020 04: 21
      Quote: Yuri Mikhailovsky
      I left. He lives. Not coming back. And why all the fuss ???

      I remember an old Soviet film ... They bring Canadian tourists to some "exemplary" collective farm ... Here one of the tourists "admits" that he was "once a Ukrainian", but now ... "and it is not clear, who is he now, where is his homeland ... "! Here's a "collective farm woman" ("heroine" of the film) and says: and you turn around ... Answer: "Yes, I can't ... I have a gas station in Canada!"
  10. trahterist Offline trahterist
    trahterist (Elmars) 15 February 2020 22: 50
    A lot of similarities in the UK, but not so bright. But hypocrisy, a smile on duty always and everywhere - it really infuriates! And yes, the same smiling gentleman / miss who just cooed with you 5 minutes ago can make a swear right away.
    Probably the most striking habit of the Anglo-Saxons in general.
  11. trahterist Offline trahterist
    trahterist (Elmars) 15 February 2020 22: 52
    Quote: Monster_Fat
    I didn't even comment on this nonsense. I have already written about life in the USA more than once. Tired of every time "debunking" these published fakes from the Russians allegedly "living in the USA". Lol.

    I have lived in the UK for almost 10 years, and I agree with the author 90-95 percent. The British are not very far behind the Americans. Is that the Yankees are more stupid, had communication with this "nation", and a lot.
  12. master3 Offline master3
    master3 (Vitali) 17 February 2020 22: 30
    ... the main disadvantages of living in America.

    - Therefore, Russia has set an absolute immigration record in 2017 since the collapse of the Union.
  13. Tolik_74 Offline Tolik_74
    Tolik_74 (Anatoly) 18 February 2020 13: 17
    Finally, they began to tell the whole truth about Omerigu. They would also write about private prisons and how many people there work for a penny, or rather for cents. Just awful.