My granny Zina had lived in Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, and, after retirement she moved to Crimea. Cheerful and bossy, she has always been uniting our big family. After the Ukrainian revolution and the annexation of Crimea by Russia, visiting her became an endless hustle. The family was separated, Crimea turned into ‘a distant planet’, like Mars, and its’ environment became unfriendly towards grandmother. The same old place… with a new culture, symbols of state, music and propaganda.