– I usually don't make decisions spontaneously. But little by little, I relocated all my life to Belaya Tsarkva. And just like that, the city's presence in my life slowly decreased, and the countryside took up its space. So I moved here without hesitating.
Matvey's wife Katerina appeared in the village a little later:
– I first came to Belaya Tsarkva 5 years ago. I just fell in love with Matvey, when he already had a house here. We started to come here more and more often, and then at one point, we realized that we didn't want to go back to Minsk anymore. So we began to live here. After a while, I felt that I wanted to do something for this place, and we came up with the SPRAVA festival. Last year it was quite small, but this year we are expanding the program. As for the future, we definitely don't want it to turn into a huge fest.
SPRAVA is, first of all, a festival of the place, and the place here is small.