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Although we are from different regions - but we are all Ukrainians

Today, we’ll talk about a man who always goes towards his goal and by all means tries to justify the trust of people, in particular IDPs, who have high hopes for him. Rustem, as no one else knows what it means to be a internally displaced persons, forced to leave his native land. Left without a roof over his head, he firmly decided that he would not abandon the fate of people who, like him, needed help and adaptation in society. Therefore, without hesitation, Rustem began to develop the community, allowing him to start life from scratch not only for himself, but also for dozens of internally displaced persons.

Fair man, Rustem Emiraliev, was born in Uzbekistan, lived in Crimea before his annexation. Life decreed that a person with two higher education, legal and public administration, and an incredible thirst for life, had to be «on the street», like many other people who came across the concept of «IDP» and experienced all the hardships and deprivations of this forced status.

Forced home and a new city for Rustem was the noble and majestic city of Lviv. Prior to moving, a promising young man worked in the district state administration, and also was engaged in social activities related to the culture, education and traditions of the Crimean Tatar people. At one time, was the head of the executive committee of the Crimean party organization «Udar».

 Realizing that the situation could last indefinitely, Rustem, together with like-minded IDPs, decided that it was necessary to acquire housing. At the same time, realizing that there is simply no material means to buy a home, the guys tried to get land on which, in the future, they can equip life, theirs and their children. Several years of struggle for their rights yielded positive results by the end of 2016, then the settlers managed to get the first 27 land plots. To date, in the village of Sytykhov in the Lviv region, there are 192 land plots, 129 of which have already been privatized, and the rest are in the process of privatization by internally displaced persons from the Crimea and Donbass.

B In order to create design estimates, a cooperative was specially created, because the IDPs hoped that maybe some kind of international or charitable foundation would be interested in them and would help in the improvement of the village. Unfortunately, apart from the Arab organization «Al’raid», thanks to which the village is now provided with water, no one volunteered to help the settlers.

Being the head of the organization of IDP «Malyye Dublyany», Rustem Emiraliev does not stop fighting for the rights of internally displaced persons families, day after day, doing tremendous work to provide them with land. As Rustem himself says, getting land is not enough, you still need to solve a number of technical issues that the community faces in the process of developing the necessary documentation. But he is sure, having a little patience and perseverance, step by step, they will succeed.

“You understand, I saw these families, I saw their children, and I did not want to give up. In addition, the people believed and trusted me. And I really did not want to lose this trust, but on the contrary, I wanted to justify it. After all, everyone supported me, hoped for me and believed that everything would work out ”

Along with everyday issues, Rustem also does not forget about the cultural life of IDPs s, organizing various cultural events and meetings in order to diversify leisure and at least a little distract from pressing affairs, people immersed in their problems and concerns.

Rustem, tell me, what are your goals today as a leader and the person to whom the community is optimistic?

“Today, I have one goal — so that every IDP has a house, albeit a small one, but his own. And only then, gradually, to develop traditions, culture, unite people and show that even though we are from different regions, we are all Ukrainians. Yes, we have a lot of different things, but also, there is a lot in common that can be multiplied and embellished. «

Tell me, Rustem, what principles do you adhere to in your work and have you ever had to step over them?

“Probably my main life principle is compassion and helping others. You know, many did not believe in me, most of them gave up. And I just said that I will achieve the allocation of land, I will do everything in my power, and fulfilled my promise. After all, I never had to turn away from the intended goal, therefore, I never stepped over my principles. «

What gave you strength not to give up, while everyone disbelieved that everything will turn out?

You see, I saw these families, I saw their children, and I did not want to give up. In addition, the people believed and trusted me. And I really did not want to lose this trust, but on the contrary, I wanted to justify it. After all, everyone supported me, hoped for me and believed that everything would work out. 

“In my opinion, the disadvantage of some public organizations that help IDPs is that they are moving towards their goal» by the way. » Therefore, not all of them succeed. And my meaning of life is my goal. In turn, respect, support and gratitude are the best I can get in return. ”

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