— What do you want to convey to people when you talk to them at fairs?
— Because we are very far from hostilities, and the war lasts for more than a year, people’s sensitivity fades. They detach themselves from the war. And I have this picture right before my eyes: how the bombs hit a house… You know, for example, I live and work in Astana to buy an apartment with a mortgage. Back in February, after loading another humanitarian aid, we were returning home one late evening. It was cold, windy, snowy. And I remember walking and thinking: “I have a place to go back to. Even if it is only a rented apartment, but there is a roof, water, light and heat. And they have nowhere to go.” Just imagine people who saved up for a mortgage for 10 years, finally bought this mortgage apartment, and just like me, they bought these curtains, this table, chair, lamp at IKEA, furnished the apartment, they still have to repay it for 10 years, but it’s already destroyed. This is awful! And every time I visualize it for myself. Not to terrify myself, but to know that the goal is to help. You are sitting here now, well fed, shod, dressed, in a bright office; you have the Internet, you have a computer, a phone with a charger, a toilet, hot water, after all. And they have nothing. At the moment, this is what makes me act. There, a thousand kilometres away, children want to go to school. This is the main point. We must do our job and must not get tired. Because people there need our help now. You go to tolokas because your help is needed. You go to the mosque and pray for these people, because the Almighty will hear your prayer.