Gennadiy N. Lepeshkin, Yes, that was a difficult time. After the Soviet Union collapsed, they dropped us... Moscow dropped us, and we couldn't find any common ground with the government of the Republic [of Kazakhstan], I thought and often asked myself, "What should I do now, how can we keep on working?" It was a complicated time, and we had to find ways to emerge from the crisis.
I consulted with my colleagues, and we tried many options, numerous possibilities to enable us to put the activity on a profitable footing, so that it would bring in an income. So that I could pay for the work... pay people's salaries so that they could make a living, pay for the necessities, deal with daily problems. Yes, it was complicated. But I never grew flustered or discouraged, never gave up hope that everything would work out. One of the solutions I found was to put together a development plan for the Kazakhstan pharmaceuticals industry, seeing a role for myself and my organization in that area, and I went and met with the President of the Republic, President Nazarbayev.