"Our house was destroyed. We decided to take the children back to the village in Urus-Martan, where my husband comes from. We left the children there and returned to tidy it all away. The walls remained standing, but we had no roof. We used pieces of slate and iron to stop the rain from coming in. One day, Petra arrived. A woman from the administration brought her to me. I used to be the village administrator, before the war. I knew all the inhabitants by name. She brought her so I would write down for her who all lived here, so that they could give them aid. At the time they gave out tents, mattresses… Petra asked me to create a list, so they could give out the aid. So I made lists. When we arrived, people started to pluck up some courage, saying we, please, we live there, and they started arriving at the village. When we came here, some seven or eight families had moved in. But still we didn‘t have any neighbours. The closest were five to seven hundred metres away. When Petra arrived, we started making lists, we made a list of the area – she asked me to make it up to the bridge, that was about a kilometre away, with people living here and there. I walked through the yards, writing down lists and passing them on to her. Then they came back two weeks later. She told me to go round all the families, that they should come to receive their aid. It was a strange feeling for us to receive aid. It was the first aid for anyone in Grozny. And it was very good: mattresses, tents, roofing materials – everyone had holes in their roofs. The organization was called 'People In Need' ['Člověk v tísni' in Czech – transl.]. She asked me to distribute the items, as I knew the inhabitants. People from other districts came as well, but Petra cared about our village directly. I helped her, and she later told me to come to her office, that she would give me work. We were overjoyed, because to have work during the war, that was unbelievable – to find work. Then when the finances ran out, Petra gave me five hundred roubles from her own each month – but that was big money for us. A bucket of flour and a bottle of sunflower oil. That was a great help for us, because no one worked, there was no work."