My truth,' writes the author of the book, Polina Zherebtsova, 'is the truth of a civilian, an observer, a historian, a journalist, a man who from the age of nine fixed what was happening on the hours and dates of a documentary writer.' and lived there for almost twenty years. In 1994, she began keeping diaries in which she recorded what was happening around her. Diaries cover the childhood, adolescence and youth of Polina, who had the Chechen wars. Study, first love, quarrels with parents - what is familiar to any teenager - were side by side with bombings, hunger, ruin and poverty. In 2002 Polina Zherebtsova began working as a journalist. She was accepted into the Union of Journalists of Russia, into the Finnish PEN Club. Winner of the International Prize. Janusz Korczak in two categories: for the military story and diary entries (2006). Finalist of the A. Sakharov prize for journalism as an act (2012). The author of five books on the Caucasus.