Krasnodar, 7 November – Yug Times. Volunteers were reportedly helping to deal with the consequences of the flood in the Tuapse, Apsheronsk and Sochi districts.
A small village of Kabardinskaya, located not far from Khadyzhensk, was also on the list of the settlements exposed to the crash of the elements. Officially, the tragedy took away the lives of three local dwellers.
A reporter of The Yug Times set off to Kabardinskaya together with a group of volunteers. My fellow travellers were young people from different organisations – student work teams, the Young Guards, and simply student activists.
At first the local would not let us do a dirty works, they wanted to spare our urban attire. But following our brief but affirmative explanations, the hosts invited us to partake in the cleaning and tidying of their household.
I was working together with André, a student of the Kuban State Agrarian University from Burundi. Both the rescuers and the locals appreciated his efforts on removing dirt from the floor of the school. The emergency officers from the Rostov region that came to help their Kuban colleagues asked André to have a picture taken with them. I asked him why he came here, and this is what he said: “There was a simple wish to help the people. I saw the announcement, got on the list and came here – without a moment’s hesitation that I am sacrificing my day-off. Anyone can get into such trouble.”
I was leaving the village with a belief that the villagers that had survived more than one flood would restore their settlement, and their life would resume its natural course.
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