Because of my childhood where I was constantly by myself, I always feel lonely. I have a lot of people that I absolutely love and I know love me but I can't get rid of that feeling of loneliness no matter who I'm with - even with my children.
I learnt early to have little expectation so I protected myself from ever feeling greatly disappointed.
If you never know hardship, you can't really support people around you.
If you are ambitious you can have a moment of glory but it will most likely be temporary. But talent always finds its way out.
My childhood gave me resilience - and there's little that can surprise me in life.
Moscow is a huge inspiration for me. I love what I find here, I love being here.
I completely admire my mother for raising a child with cerebral palsy at home.
Finding out I was pretty was a very nice realisation.
The people that live in my hometown do not walk along the street with smiles on their faces. It is a desperate place, but I got out.
When you are at the bottom, you find beauty in such little things, and goodness in such little gestures. When I compare any struggle today to ones that I may have had in my childhood, there is nothing that can bring me down.
I believe in reincarnation of the soul.
I live a very different life now, with incredible privileges, but looking back I realise that growing up in Russia gave me tools that other people don't necessarily have - such as the will to push that bit further, to make things happen, to succeed.
I love Yves Saint Laurent and Giambattista Valli and Givenchy, and I get given quite a lot, but perhaps nothing is as wonderful as the white fake leather trench coat I got when I was 15.
I raised my sister. I was six when she was born. My mother had to make a living for herself and it was very hard, so I was looking after my sister, cooking and cleaning, and she had four jobs.
I know what it's like not to have food in the fridge or money to buy more.
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