We caught Olga on the set of the show "This is my room!" on the Disney channel, where young members get renovations in the nursery. "Are you working in nonsense ?!" - I immediately agreed to this program, because I myself had this idea for a long time hovering in my head, - the TV presenter admits. - I thought that it would be cool to remake children. She said yes on the phone, although at that time she was pregnant with her second child. I enjoy interacting with children. They are so cool and spontaneous. It seems to me that they do not even make these rooms for themselves, but for their parents - to surprise them and get approval. - And if your daughters want to take part in this show, will you agree? - I am against the publicity of children. This should be a deliberate act on their part. I am still very wary of this. My kids don't watch programs with me. We only have cartoons on TV. But if they want to take part, it will probably be great. I will be happy to allow them. I believe that children need to be brought up free, open-minded, so that they yearn for change and want to get involved in some kind of adventure. Weekend work is taboo for Olga: she spends this time only with her family. Photo: Personal archive - It turns out that your girls don't even know that their mother is a TV presenter? - They are still small. Three and two years is not the age to understand such things. They know that mom is leaving for work. Although once there was a funny incident. You know, when you turn on a cartoon on YouTube, after a while videos pop up there where adult aunts and girls play with dolls, toys, sculpt something out of plasticine. And moreover, they often speak tongue-tied, slip the wrong stress or dialect. I would not want my children to hear this. We call these videos "bullshit." All the time I say: “You are looking at nonsense again, right? So, let's skip, watch a cartoon. " And somehow they once again began to watch such a video, I got angry and decided: “Now I’ll put you on a program where your mother works”. And I found "This is my room!" A muse with round eyes turns to me and says: "Mom, are you working in nonsense ?!" And then dad comes in: “Yes. Mom works in nonsense. " We all laughed a lot. Iris (right) and Muse do not yet realize that the whole country knows their mother. Photo: personal archive - Your girls are already learning English with might and main. Do you want them to live abroad in the future? - Globalization cannot be stopped. All futurologists say that in the very near future we will find the beginnings of a new civilization. There will be no religions, no races, all differences will be erased. There is a confusion of confessions, nationalities, before us is a completely new, unique generation. And it is quite possible that all these wars will stop, the borders will collapse. I will be glad if my daughters have the opportunity to choose where they want to take place. I think this is very important. But father Alexei even put his youngest daughter on a snowboard. Photo: Personal archive “I was not childfree” - You returned to work quite early after giving birth. Do your grandmothers help you? - Since my husband and I consciously approached parenting, the first year we raised Muse ourselves, without helpers. My mom lives in another city. She could come to us only once a year for a week. And the husband's mother is nearby, but she is still in the wings - she can sit a little with the child in the morning or in the evening. If I left for work, my husband could replace me. And if my husband had a business trip, I stayed with the child. We deliberately made a schedule like this, and we succeeded. A year later, a nanny appeared. Then the second child was born. The nanny was very useful to us, because with two, of course, it is more difficult to manage. And now the children have a kindergarten. They are busy there from morning till night. We try to spend the weekend together. Working on the weekend is a taboo for me.I say to everyone: “No, no! Saturday-Sunday is my time, I have children. " - How did your transformation from childfree to a mother of two happen? - I've never been childfree! There was such a project "Girls" on the channel "Russia". Marina Golub, myself, Rita Mitrofanova, Alla Dovlatova were sitting there, and we discussed some women's topics. In one of the issues, they talked about whether a woman must give birth. And since there was supposed to be an argument, I took the side of the childfree. I had no children then. I took the side of childfree girls, because I sincerely believe that women have a huge field for implementation. This is not the main purpose of a woman - to become a mother, nosebleeds. Someone chooses a career, someone just does not want to get married, does not need a relationship. And perhaps this aggressive behavior of mine prompted people to think that I was childfree. And then I - again! - and two years later she changed her mind and decided to give birth. In the show "Amazing People" Olga has the function of a star guest. Photo: Personal archive - And then - again! - and the second. - Yes. If I had given birth at 25, I would not have been able to give my children what I can give them now. And even at 30 she could not. And at 35 I realized that now I have so many impressions from life, such baggage and experience that it is an indestructible rear for my children. And now I am ready to share it. And my husband and I decided: "Come on!" - It's good that you have matched this desire. - In this sense, of course, I was lucky. In general, I have always wanted a large family. Now, when we already have two, everyone tells us: "Well, the third one?" But I understand: "Probably not already." Two children consume a lot of energy. But nevertheless, our life is cheerful and perky. Family has always been a priority for me. Even if she is of two people - me and my husband. Meeting my husband became a great happiness for me, which I did not even expect. I was very lucky to have him! I cannot throw it around. And I am ready to sacrifice everything for the sake of the family. Now my whole life is through the lens of parenting. We can no longer just rush off somewhere, leave. I understand that very well. But for me this is a natural process. I don't know how to cook - well, to hell with him. But I can joke well! - It turns out that you do not suffer at all about this? - Absolutely. Again, this is a matter of attitude. She was always active with me. I have never hidden that I will not sit at home, cook, wash, clean. My mom also worked forever. She moved from the village to the city, leaving her habitable place, because she wanted freedom and realization for herself. And I want my children to be the same. I don't know how to cook - well, to hell with him. But I can joke well. I cannot say: “Give birth, of course, it's okay. The grandmothers will sit with the children, and you will go skiing. " Or: "Well, it's okay, forget about skiing, stay at home." We are now snowboarding - now we just take the children with us to the mountains. I never understood my friends who got away from the children, left them to their grandmothers and flew somewhere to Mexico or Vietnam. Why give birth to children so that you can rest from them later? Therefore, our daughters are always with us. We are bored without them. I want them to see what we see. By the way, when my husband and I were very young, we always said: "You will definitely have to return to this place with your children." And now we are doing just that. - Where, for example, have you been? - Once my husband and I were vacationing in Brittany, this is the north of France. Such a harsh land. I really like the oceans, I love the Atlantic. It is cold even in thirty-degree heat. And you feel his energy, power. Rocky shores, houses … And the Bretons themselves are some incredible people. And so this summer we already went with children to Brittany. They really liked it there. They did not crawl out of the icy ocean. And for the first time, both daughters started snowboarding in the USA, in Lake Placid. At first we went there with my husband, we really liked this town. The USA national team trains there. And we brought the kids there with their little snowboards. There they rolled down the mountain for the first time. And they were in New York. We were absolutely delighted! When squirrels in Central Park jump over your head, it's awesome.And there are still many places in the world where we have to go.
"Amazing People" Sunday / 18.00, Russia 1
"This is my room!" Thursday / 21.30, Disney