A person which grows with 2 names simultaneously shall, in anyway, have an interesting story of life. «Romina» is not a Muslim name. Her parents wanted to avoid her daughter problems in the future so in one moment they decided to change it. That is why she has two names now -one for passport and another one only for her family.
Romina has always stood out her family with sympathy and strong character, and this way she has been able to stand by herself. However, this fact did not go well with her father’s vision of life and Iranian family values, where the roles of men and women are strictly distributed. Romina was more interested in art and didn’t care a lot about other people’s opinion. In Islamic Iran, traditions of nude drawings are not allowed, and such a free woman’s position is even more unusual. So, it was not easy situation for Romina’s family to let her go abroad to study in Russia. More over, by that time she was only a seventeen years old teenager.
This was especially difficult for her father. Too many problems for this free soul child in this young age and… what would her relatives say? Everybody was afraid of Romina becoming an outcast of Iranian society. After all these difficult questions and doubts, her father finally decided to let his daughter go to build her life as she wants.
When Romina finally arrived in Moscow, her family found themselves in a difficult financial situation. At the beginning her father provided Romina with money. She felt responsible and engaged to her family while living in Moscow for a year and a half, learning Russian, preparing to enter Art Institute. After some time, Romina realized that she could not take her father’s money anymore, because she also has a small brother in Iran and it was too much spending for the two of them. Then, she decided to change her life and get a work to start providing her family. However, her father could not accept his daughter going to work and getting «a man´s role» so, again, another un-easy conversation happened and, again, Romina finally won.
5 years have passed. Now Romina lives in a dormitory in Moscow where she studies in VGIK. Romina worked as a guide for Iranian tourists and as interpreter for long time, and then she opened a small oriental restaurant in St. Petersburg. During summer, in the high season of tourism, she works in a restaurant while the rest of the time she has lessons. Combining classes and working in a different country is extremely difficult, therefore Romina’s friend Hakim took charge part of the business. Hakim understands that working with her is profitable because Romina is a pragmatic person that can hold everything in her hands. When she opened the restaurant, father finally realized that his daughter can give a real support and participate on family’s life on an equal basis along him.
Romina has a dream. Since childhood she has been thinking that one day she will help a children without parents to give them all that love which she got from her family. That is why Romina wants to adopt a children.