• N. is 22 years old.  his house was one of the very first buildings on I. street to be attacked during the war. N. was an active member of the local resistance.  He is currently unemployed and his building still bears the signs of war.
  • D. is in his early 40. he has participated in all the South Osettian wars. he says he is fortunate enough to have a loving family and a big house. Even though he keeps a basement full of arsenal, D. says he prays that he will never have to use it.
  • B. 24, says when your city is under a grad bomb attack, there is very little you can do to protect it with just machine guns. Just in case, he keeps a couple of grenades in his bedroom closet.
  • X. is a professor of journalism. He has been on the frontline of all Ossetia Georgia armed clashes and at the age of 52 he has already won himself a name as a freedom fighter. X. has also participated in the Nagorno Karabakh conflict. He has 2 sons who in their father's footsteps are always ready to take up arms to fight for freedom.
  • A. is a carpenter by profession. He received a head injury during the last armed clashes with the Georgian armed forces, which he survived by a miracle. he keeps a sniper shotgun and a Kalashnikoff at home. He says he doesn't want history to repeat itself as when his family was attacked and he had no means of protecting them.
  • Y. is a painter, he is the only one left to take care of his grandmother. No one even suspects that he owns a Kalashnikoff, which he keeps at home carefully hidden from his grandmother.
  • V. is in his mid 30. he keeps heavy weaponry under his living-room sofa. He says being well armed is not an indication of criminal developments in the country, but last year's experience showed that weapons are needed to strike back when attacked.
  • P. lives and works in Moscow where he is the manager of a well-known business enterprise. he arrived in Ossetia just in time to participate in the war. He has just finished mending a wall in his house, which was hit by a tank. He keeps an impressive arsenal in his basement.