Olga first found herself abroad in 2012 when she was taking little Polina. Six months before that, Polya and her mother Sveta had come to a friend on a winter holiday to Austria. Suddenly Sveta had a fever and in the hospital, she was shockingly diagnosed – acute leukaemia. Olga was helping her friend as best as she could, she was collecting money in Russia for treatment. A month before her death, Sveta was placed in a hospice.
Sveta called me and said: “That’s all. I can’t take it anymore.” I realized that I urgently needed to fly to pick up Pauline.
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