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"I'm a bad mom, I sent her to an orphanage!" After two years of "nightmare", Olia Poliakova made a drastic decision regarding her youngest daughter

Poliakova with her daughters

Singer Olia Poliakova has decided to return her youngest daughter, who is studying at a London school, to Ukraine. The singer says that Alisa, who has been temporarily sheltered from the war in the UK, will stay at the foreign school only until the summer. And then she will come to study in Ukraine.

The singer admitted that her daughter's adaptation abroad is very difficult - the girl is always asking to come home. And in phone conversations, she even reproaches her mother for "sending her to an orphanage." Poliakova told OBOZ.UA about this during a private screening of the documentary film "Long Day" by Alan Badoiev. The singer came to the presentation of the film with her eldest daughter Masha, who also lived in England and became a student at a music college, but later returned to Ukraine.

- Olia, who was the first person Masha told that she didn't want to live in England and was planning to return?

- She didn't tell anyone. She simply decided to apply to the American Berklee College of Music after studying in the UK for a year and, when she realized that she was accepted, she confessed: "I'm dropping out of a London university (for a moment, the best in music in England), but I'm going to a cool American university. And while I have a year off, love me and praise me."

- As you can see from the way you calmly talk about this, you have a good emotional connection with Masha, you trust her and approve of her decisions. How do you achieve such mutual understanding?

- She is just very cunning. She is a submissive calf that sucks 50 mothers (laughs). She realized in her childhood that she had to act obedient. And that's how she behaves. That's why when I shout: "Masha, don't do that". She is calm: "Okay, mom!" And then I see that nothing has changed: "You said you wouldn't do it!" She: "Oh, mom, I'm sorry!" Do you understand?

- Earlier you told us more than once that your younger daughter Alice, who attends a school in London, was always asking to come home. Has something changed now?

- She has a hard time with everything. She has already eaten our brains! So we made a decision: she will study there until the summer and then return to Kyiv. It's impossible to stand it any longer. Every day I am accused of being a bad mother, of sending my child to an orphanage. It's terrible - two years of horror. I have to take her back because I just can't take it anymore.

''I'm a bad mom, I sent her to an orphanage!'' After two years of ''nightmare'', Olia Poliakova made a drastic decision regarding her youngest daughter

The documentary The Long Day, which was presented in one of Kyiv's capital cinemas, is a chronicle of the first days of the invasion, told through the personal stories of Ukrainians. In a conversation with journalists, Olia Poliakova recalled her experiences in the first months of the great war: "Everyone has their own February 24. Despair, tears, enormous stress, absolute uncertainty, and lack of understanding of what was to come. Many Ukrainians lost everything they had saved their lives for. This happened to my mom. She left her home and will never be able to return there. One day recently, I was cleaning my phone, got to the beginning of 2022, and was horrified: those were months torn from my life. The fact that we have life today is a great blessing. I recall my state when I went abroad with my children: it was terrible. I wanted nothing, I saw nothing, nothing good touched me. Only a longing for my homeland in my soul - that's all."

"I hope that many people in the world will see the painting 'Long Day' and understand our feelings every day," says Alan Badoiev. According to him, this painting is a chronicle of our real history, which will never be rewritten: "When my daughter asks me how I am, I answer that I am fine. But there is something very important that I would like to show her later - what I have been living these last two years."

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