"Encyclopedia of human environment", №6 (11), November 2011.
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Svetlana, what was your life like before you decided to move to the country house?
We lived in Krasnodar and had a rather common business – cabinet furniture assembly. It was very different life. We dreamed to leave the city and were looking for the piece of land not far from the city. And we found at 45 km from the city, in Ilsky village. It was an ancient Caucasian settlement. People lived there for centuries and there were many dolmens around. There was also Sinegorje – Vedrussia, a Kins domain settlement nearby where we have our own family homestead (Kins domain) now.
Svetlana, what is your educational background?
I am a dress-designer and I am still making clothes for my family and friends… But five years ago, when we moved to the country side, I realized that my mission was very different one.
Are you happy now?
Yes, of course. Though the first year was very difficult for me, we all were settling into a new life. Perhaps, it was difficult because I lived in the city for a long time and everything was new for me in the country side, and I couldn`t see my friends often. We could not feel the place and what we could do there. The business in the city was shut down, and there was no new activity. All the first year we were trying to forget the city life and get ajusted into the country life. Then I got pregnant.