In her native Chelyabinsk, Russia, Olga gave up her sports career and left old mother and went to far Ukraine — because she suspected that the Russians are told not the whole truth about the developments in the east of the neighboring country.
She had had to work as a maid to save money for the long journey. First, Olga got to a volunteer battalion attached to the Interior Ministry. She completed a short-term military course but, alas, the battalion was disbanded.
Now Olga helps medics on the frontline, has applied for a permit to reside in Ukraine, and is going to go fighting to another volunteer battalion.
Watch a Hromadske.TV channel report (posted on YouTube on July 2, 2015):