Somebody sees Amerika as a global evil, devil incarnate, others think of her as the world ideal, a man-made paradise and an exceptional country. This is a collection of reports and essays about everyday life in America from both angles. The author is an American professor and Russian citizen, a political expert in Russian-American relations, and a founder of the Valdai club of the top politicians of the world. Nikolai Zlobin is the author of the bestseller about America "Amerika... Zhivut zhe Liudi!" (2012).