Masha was walking back from university in Kursk sporting her London hat. She said she was studying economics, following somewhat in the footsteps of her mom, who works at a bank. She said the biggest event in 2014 was finishing high school as “it’s the start of adult life. You have to become responsible, make your own decisions.” She said one of toughest things about university is getting used to new classmates. She said she would like to stay in Kursk post her studies to be near family.