RB: No. It's interesting, but no. I made some DVD's for them out of my footage for home use: Birth of the daughter of the younger sheriff, village ceremonies, celebrations. They were quite happy, they understood that we can be useful! But funny thing about their reputation. It was Christmas. Viktor, the sheriff with mustache said: Oh, Christmas is coming, but I have absolutely no money for the gifts. I would love to buy ice-skaters for my son. I answered: OK, went to Dasha's father, took his old ice-skaters and told Grygorovych: Here is the present! He was so glad, told me, this is a perfect gift. I told him that I would like to film him skating with his son. He said: Well, OK, maybe tomorrow, and then tomorrow was tomorrow again. Ice started to melt ... I couldn't understand, why he was avoiding that. But suddenly I understood that he was afraid of falling. If I skate with my son and fall, what would others say? Not because we are filming them, but because others could see him falling.
TSM: Is that also why he didn't jump into the water in the wonderful scene in your film on Vodohresha celebration.
RB: Maybe, yes.
TSM: He doesn't want to undress himself like the big guy Volodya.
RB: Probably it's also because he is secret service man.
TSM: So after the summer…
RB: … it became easier. They were happy, that we came in wintertime, to share with us their news and fears. And when the Kolya case happened, we were in Kyiv, and sheriff called me for the fist time and started to confess by phone.
TSM: Moustache sheriff?
RB: Yes, moustache sheriff Viktor Grygorovych told me: «What else should I do, he stole a bike, I had something to do as a sheriff and now all the village hates me. Even my colleague in the village council said to me: and now you have to put Tanya into jail to get rid of her, because now she is a problem for the village. I know it's stupid and there is absolutely no reason to put him to jail, but it was how the things worked out.