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'Moscow is the most comfortable city for living'

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My name is Alexander Golubykh, and I have lived in Moscow for over 10 years. I work at a Fire & Rescue Centre

Dreams and Goals

I had two daydreams as a kid: to become a doctor or to wear shoulder marks. At senior school, I studied chemistry and biology, and I was sure about applying to a medical university (I lived in the Ternovka settlement in the Voronezh Region). I came to Moscow and managed to get admitted only in the State Academy for Fire Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation. I can remember the idea of combining my daydreams cross my mind: shoulder marks and aiding people.

I came to our Fire & Rescue Centre as a regular fireman. Within two years, I advanced to a Deputy Head of a department.

'I believe courage is the most critical about my job, as well as altruism and love, to some extent'

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Essence and Importance

I like the feeling of being needed, helping, and saving people. It is hard to explain... a sort of 'uniting duty'. My colleagues treat our job like that, too. So, we are all in tune. Basically, our brigade(228 firemen) is considered the largest in Europe. It was initially recruited to put out fires in the Moscow City skyscrapers. Later, it was substantially increased, and now we cover the nearest residential areas. You will hardly find such brigade in Moscow. We have unique equipment like a fire engine 'Spider PTP 28' capable of breaking into any backyard, where the regular fire engine wouldn't fit.

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Work and Hobby

I cannot say that my job is the most important thing in my life. The most important thing to me is my family, my sons. I believe courage is the most critical about my job, as well as altruism and love, to some extent. This feeling of love to your nearest and dearest won't let you leave other people when they need you. So, I guess, family and work are mutually supportive.

I like to spend my time at home. I like fishing. My least obvious hobby is cooking. Most of all I like to cook something sweet. Cakes, cheesecakes, pies, halva. The best thing here is that my work is why I keep fit. If you are keen on cooking, you'd better take on some physical activities like running or swimming. I go in for track and field, do marathons, snowboard, and climb mountains. And I walk on foot as much as I can.

'To me, Moscow is the most comfortable city for living. There is a lot going on around here every day'

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Favourite Places in Moscow

To me, Moscow is the most comfortable city for living. There is a lot going on around here every day. And the city has a brilliant feature. Even well-known places may amaze you over and over again. Once I lived around VDNH. I walked around these streets, the Exhibition, the Botanical Garden numerous times, and each time I found something new there.

I like to walk through the city centre, especially along Arbat Street, then turn off into the Sivtsev Vrazhek Lane, walking around and gazing at the housefronts. Most of them have a memorial tablet of some great person who used to live there. To me, it is a quiet area with its unique history. My wedding took place there, at the Central Actor's House.

Tsvetnoy Boulevard also means a lot to me. There is a theatre school which I attended and performed on stage there. My third 'place of power' in Moscow is the Kuskovo park. This was where my son took his first steps.

'The city has a brilliant feature. Even well-known places may amaze you over and over again'

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The special Muscovites project is dedicated to the heroes of our city: ordinary people with their own views on Moscow. You can meet them in a café, on the street, at the theatre or the supermarket. Perhaps, you sat across from their table, stood in the same queue or were on the same bus late to work just yesterday. Muscovites, let's get acquainted.

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