Adylet (83) in winter clothing poses for a portrait in a train carriage.
'Anyone who still mourns the Soviet Union today is a complete idiot! At that time there was no freedom whatsoever, society was godless and lived under constant brainwashing. When the Soviet Union slowly fell apart, our family mostly ate only bread. We only survived because our ancestors had a farm which they built up under years of hard work!
Today's Kazakhs have all the possibilities, but all they do is complain. It seems that the virtue of hard work has been forgotten. Today's politics are not perfect either, and the retired President Nursultan Nazarbayev still promises, as he did 25 years ago, that the best times are yet to come, but at least there is peace, open borders and enough food.'