Gennadiy N. Lepeshkin: I was born into a military family; my father was a pilot. He saw combat during the Great Patriotic War. My mother was a doctor, a hematologist. When she was still a young thing, just nineteen years old, after completing a Red Cross and Red Crescent training course, she ran away... she took off for the war in Belorussia. Once in Belorussia, in the town of Baranovichi, which was already under German occupation, she was immediately put to work treating the wounded in a German military hospital. She and a girlfriend worked there for a while, and then she fled and managed to join the partisans. Later, after we were born and she was busy raising us... she was summoned to the security agencies, which sent her to Belorussia to identify local collaborators. Yes, she went there to do that. But we didn't know about it, until many years later when our father told us why she had been away.