Svetlana is a russian woman who came to Italy nine years ago to work and give her dear ones a better future. It has been a difficult decision: she had to leave her family and a good job at the ministry, yet her income wasn’t enough. She was born in Kazakistan and at 18 moved to Adighezia Republic, her father’s land.
I met Svetlana, in 2009 in Ferrara, the italian town she lives in and considers home. She works as a caregiver and she is the president of “Nadiya caregivers association”.
In June 2011 I went with her to Majkop, her former home, I met family and friends, I went to the village where her father lived and the places she’d been working in, and where everybody misses and loves her.
I don’t think she will ever go back, she loves Italy, she loves cycling around Ferrara streets and now that her son Vitali joined her there, she has a reason more to stay.

2009-2011

Majkop, Adygea, Russia
Svetlana's grandson Eldar. Majkop, Adygea, Russia
Katia and Natalia. Majkop, Adygea, Russia
The brother Askarbi. Ulyap, Adygea, Russia
Svetlana with her sister-in-law Liuba. Ulyap, Adygea, Russia
Ulyap, Adygea, Russia
The cousin Fatima. Majkop, Adygea, Russia
The entrance of a Ministry. Majkop, Agygea, Russia
Svetlana and the nephew Fatima. Krasnodar, Russia
The aunt Aminet with her son Boris. Ulyap, Adygea, Russia
Ulyap, Adygea, Russia
The nephew Misha with his son Haszred. Majkop, Adygea, Russia
The sister Baba Ray and her parrot. Majkop, Adygea, Russia
At home of Raissa and Vladimir. Majkop, Adygea, Russia
Katia and the present of Svetlana. Majkop, Adygea, Russia
Svetlana, her grandson Eldar and Vitali and Liuba. Majkop, Adygea, Russia
Svetlana and Tatiana. Majkop, Adygea, Russia
Krasnodar. Russia
Svetlana and the cousin Mira. Ulyap, Adygea, Russia
The cousin Mira. Ulyap, Adygea, Russia
Svetlana's husband. Adygea, Russia
The shop where Svetlana worked as a hairdresser.Majkop, Adygea, Russia
Majkop, Adygea, Russia
Svetlana and the sister Baba Raya. Majkop, Agygea, Russia
The parrot of Baba Raya. Majkop, Adygea, Russia