The first month of life on Vostok base in the militia was full of events. We were gradually becoming real militiamen, forgetting about our past lives. We learned the rules of the life on the base, local regulations and fully adapted to the everyday routine. We received our first assault rifles — AKMs (of course, after we passed the exams on firearms safety rules), learned the skills of using them, including practical ones. A month later we moved from a car repair bay, which was our temporary home, to new barracks — nearby school was used for this purpose. It was shut down several years before, which is why we didn’t disrupt the education of children. Our commander and the head of Essence of Time mission Volga moved in with us, which we were happy about. Step by step he made us into a cohesive team of like-minded comrades through exhausting training and intellectual discussions. By the end of August a combat group and informational resistance group were clearly formed. I joined the first one. To be honest, it was not an easy decision, it was a very important step both for me and my family, but it was necessary.