Nastya Kopteva’s Letter to President Vladimir Putin


On the rightmost picture: Nastya and her dad at the very last time she saw him alive.

Original published by mnews Письмо Насти Коптевой Президенту РФ Владимиру Путину / April 30, 2015
Translated from Russian to English by Olga Luzanova  – Edited by @GBabeuf

Preamble: Nastya and her mother do not have internet at home—sometimes there is no water or light either—and they often hide from the shelling in a storage room for potatoes, two square metres in size, in the basement of their home in Sobinov Street, Kievsky district of Donetsk. “Nastya never cries in public,” says her mother in tears. She still does not believe that her husband Pasha was killed, but hopes that he is somewhere in this war, just unable to communicate with his family.

Greetings, dear Vladimir Vladimirovich!

My name is Anastasia and I live in Donetsk. I know that you are a very busy man, but I would…

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